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Short walk, but rich history

This river walk won't take long, but it's a great addition to any visit to Great Barrington. A lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pilgrim4Art
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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 October 16, 2018
Jerome B
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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The river walk is in dedication of W.E.B. Dubois and his heritage in the Berkshires. It is calm and peaceful to walk along the Housatonic River.It is not wheelchair accessible.Filtered light in the summer .May need bug spray in early spring.May be icy in winter.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This river walk won't take long, but it's a great addition to any visit to Great Barrington. A lot of work has gone into making this little walk accessible.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pilgrim4Art
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank 242lynnh
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank juliafQ5902ZG
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Mildred O
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Response from reneesL8509ZX | 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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