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Short and sweet

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stonington, Connecticut
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An A for Effort

The River Walk is in two components, connected by a walk along a roadway. There are spacious... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Western Massachusetts
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195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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All reviews rite aid short walk main street lovely walk drug store upper section downtown area stone benches an easy walk parking lot midway gb peacefulness trail leaves berkshire birthplace
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Sommersby74
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 julia f
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
Reviewed June 28, 2018

For those of us who grew up having the three season house here in GB, this is a nice addition to things-to-do in-town. Just behind what used to be Melvin's Drug Store, then the Rexall Store, and now, Rite Aid, the River Walk offers a...More

Thank Bobbi S
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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