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Nice, Short

Not really too much to say. About a 10 minute walk, if that. Well done. Nice views of the river... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jerome B
Columbia, Maryland
Short and sweet

Well-constructed if rather short walk. Two sections along the river. Nice shady stroll (15min... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Stonington, Connecticut
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195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 2, 2012

When in Downtown Great Barrington you do not see an obvious river close by but there is a delightful hidden gem if you know where to start (by the drug store parking lot). A path runs behind the main street and then runs through a...More

4  Thank Ted S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a short walk about half-mile in two sections along the Housatonic River in Great Barrington. I t is nicely maintained by an all volunteer group and it does highlight some of great Barrington's early history regarding electricity. William Stanley was the mastermind behind...More

4  Thank DeclanS
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not really too much to say. About a 10 minute walk, if that. Well done. Nice views of the river. A bit hard to find.

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Well-constructed if rather short walk. Two sections along the river. Nice shady stroll (15min) before returning to town.

Thank Sommersby74
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The River Walk is in two components, connected by a walk along a roadway. There are spacious parking lots at either end. As others have noted, this is a VERY short walk. If you are in Great Barrington for another reason, check it out, but...More

Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Nice, short, and easy walk along the river. We never would have known it was there if we didn't stop by the local Rite-Aid and stumble onto it.

Thank billcamera1
Reviewed August 28, 2018

As long as you remember that mosquitoes like water too. After walking around town and getting ice cream we enjoyed the peacefulness.

Thank Gerda G
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The short river walk was pleasant. I wish it was longer. It's about a 10-minute walk. It's something to do while waiting for a table at a local restaurant.

Thank readerpete
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Look adjacent to the Rite Aid to find the entrance. Another Trip Advisor recommended that and I was glad they did. They walk is short and there is a rock to sit on midway. You do have to walk down an uneven rocky path to...More

4  Thank Lynn H
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We were in Great Barrington for the day and took a leisurely stroll on the Housatonic River Walk, which was well-maintained, and was an easy walk along the river.

Thank juliafQ5902ZG
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Short and unexpectedly scenic walk, because this riverwalk was hidden off the Main Street in town. Beautiful view of the river.

Thank walton127
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Pleasant but short walk that parallels the main street of the Great Barrington business district. The area is quite isolated so I wouldn't recommend going alone or after dusk.

Thank straker19802018
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Mildred O
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Response from Renee S | Reviewed this property |
You can begin in a couple locations. I usually like to start at the entrance near the bridge on Bridge Street (across from the Berkshire Cooperative Market).You can go to their web site (gb river walk org - omit the spaces... More