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Housatonic River Walk

195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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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 3 days ago
via mobile
Beautiful peace

A nice walk along the river--quiet and peaceful; beautiful! The walk is divided so that was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marian T
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195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank SpiralingOne
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Marian T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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

Thank W8LT3R
Reviewed 26 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
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
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
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Nice little walk along the river makes for some good after breakfast/lunch exercise. The only downfall of this walk is that it stops midway and you have to walk back out and around through some streets to get back on it. It's no longer than...More

Thank Jrralmeida
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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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