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Housatonic River Walk

195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Peaceful stroll

Lovely, short walk along the river, easy to access from Main Street. Can appreciate the effort it... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Bucketlist47
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Stratham, New Hampshire
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Beautiful and historically significant

I visited both the lower and higher river walks. A lovely place to spend time. It was perhaps the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
SpiralingOne
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Phoenix
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195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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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!

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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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Reviewed 14 August 2017

A nice walk along the river--quiet and peaceful; beautiful! The walk is divided so that was a little confusing, but we found the other path. Very nice.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We take this very short walk virtually every time we happen to be in Great barrington. That noted, I would not go out of my way to take this very short walk. If you are in town and are looking for something to do for...More

1  Thank irawine
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Easy to find and if you want a short flat walk in town with some gurgling water and peace this is it. One part of the walk abuts a parking lot and it is hard to see the river over the brush. There is a...More

Thank KDR10
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

To say that this is a riverwalk is a bit of an oversell. The entire two sections of the riverwalk are perhaps a 20 minute walk total. It is beautiful, but only when looking down into the river--the longer portion is still very much at...More

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We were not overly impressed with the Housatonic River Walk. The town built a short easy walking path very close to shops downtown that follow the river bank of the Housatonic River. Most the path is asphalt and wooden boardwalks. It is divided into two...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Just like what the name says! Its location was not noticeable. U can miss it drive by. Good easy walk. Tranquil atmosphere.

2  Thank B L
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a nice but short walk off the beaten track but in town... lovely for a stroll especially with an ice cream cone in hand!

3  Thank dordogne24
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a nice stroll along the Housatonic River. It's not very long, but you quickly step into serenity and can enjoy the river written so eloquently about by W.E.B. DuBois. It's an easy walk for all ages.

2  Thank TrueTexasTraveler
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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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