A rural community settled in 1749. A watering trough marks the site of the first homestead. A new covered bridge on Route 8A reminds us of yesteryear and the Historical Society Museum located in the Town Hall, houses a wealth of memorabilia. Charlemont is also home to the Mohawk Trail concerts held in the acoustically perfect Charlemont Federated Church and the bronze statue "Hail To The Sunrise" (see home page). Facing east, this memorial to the Mohawk Indian looks across the Deerfield River with uplifted arms in supplication to the Great Spirit.
The Deerfield River is very popular with sports and adventure enthusiasts. Fishing, rafting, kyaking, tubing and summer picnics are all common sites through the spring, summer and fall months.