Local businesses to celebrate Mohawk Trail anniversary

Mohawk Trail was constructed back in 1914

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Several business owners told 22News it’s a privilege to be located along such a historic trail. They’re also really excited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 69 mile path bridging Athol and Williamstown.

The Mohawk Trail was constructed back in 1914 as America’s very first scenic byway for cars. Since then, people have taken hikes and biked through the trail to take in the scenic views.

The trail that goes through forests and historic towns also parallels five major rivers including the Connecticut and Deerfield Rivers.

Nancy Hazen, mother of the owner of Goodnow’s Chip & Putt said being located on the trail is good for her son’s golfing business. She said, “Being on the Mohawk Trail is good for businesses. It’s scenic, it’s a nice drive; especially during the fall. The scenic route is very nice.”

Many local businesses along the trail plan on throwing events to celebrate the 100th anniversary.

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