Rt. 2, Clarksburg MA
Welcome to the Golden Eagle Restaurant, located on the historic Hairpin Turn on Route 2, the Mohawk Trail, in Clarksburg.
We offer a breathtaking panoramic view and a casual dining atmosphere.
Ever since the Mohawk Trail was opened from Charlemont to North Adams on October 22, 1914, there has been a building on the Hairpin Turn to accommodate travelers, with souvenirs, food and drink for those who stopped to take in the scenic view of the Hoosac Valley and surrounding Berkshire Hills. The elevation of the Hairpin Turn is 1,700 feet above sea level.
In 1980, John and Lynn Morris purchased the Golden Eagle Gift Shop & Restaurant from the Canedy family, which owned the Hairpin Turn location from the time it was opened in 1914. Since then, there have been several structures on this site. This building has been standing since 1958.
<L2>The Morris family took two years to renovate the building into a full-service restaurant and opened to the public in August 1982. Since then, the restaurant has gone through many changes. The restaurant was located upstairs and there was a gift shop on the first floor. The restaurant business has flourished and, by 1992, the gift shop was reduced to half of the downstairs and a lounge/causal dining room was added. By 1997, additional dining was in demand and the downstairs was converted into a full lounge.
<R3> Today, we serve a full dinner menu upstairs and down. In the spring, summer and fall, people can take in the magnificent view and enjoy a light menu on our veranda. Year-round, people enjoy dinner in our scenic dining room, or more casual dining downstairs in the lounge.