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Housatonic River Walk

195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Hard to find and only about thyree blocks long.

Most interesting part was the historic marker. Very short walk along ther river and hard to fins... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter40241
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Louisville, Kentucky
Beautiful

This is a really nice, easy, scenic walk that is right in town. I just wish it were longer. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phaelen
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New York
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195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most interesting part was the historic marker. Very short walk along ther river and hard to fins entrance in town

Thank Peter40241
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice, easy, scenic walk that is right in town. I just wish it were longer. It's great for photographers or just to relax.

Thank Phaelen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this walk and it was nice but much shorter than we thought. We ended up in town so walked town to make it more of a walk.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The river is lovely, but the walk is split into two sections, both of which are very short. Considering the abundance of scenery in the area, this seems a bit of a waste of time unless you just want a post lunch stroll for 10...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

It’s a lovely little walk of boardwalk along the river. It is short but certainly worth it if you are in the town of great Barrington

Thank Martha W
Reviewed 25 September 2017

It was just a path following the river. Short , and sweet. No need to stop. Enjoy the rest of the Berkshires.

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had a little time to kill before leaving town, so we walked along the river. The River Walk was clean and shady, so it was a perfect break on a warm, sunny day. It was a quick walk with lovely views of the river....More

Thank Misty T
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little walk along river. Two sections of about two blocks each. Some historical information panels. Would be more interesting if longer. Something the city should consider. Were looking foward to seeing this, but were somewhat disappointed.

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely, short walk along the river, easy to access from Main Street. Can appreciate the effort it must have taken to get town residents to approve this public walk in private backyards. Many thanks to those who agreed to share access so others could enjoy!

Thank Bucketlist47
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I visited both the lower and higher river walks. A lovely place to spend time. It was perhaps the timing, with recent riots in Charlottesville, that made the historical significance of this place (birthplace of W.E.B. DuBois, founder of Civil Rights in the US) so...More

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128millie
21 July 2015|
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Response from EcoM8s | 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
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