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Address: 195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Quick and Easy Walk

My family of 4 (two adults, 20 year old and 14 year old) enjoyed the walk - it is very short and easy. Part of it takes you through a neighborhood and it does involve a hill... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
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Monroe, New York
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a lovely walk along the river, steps away from the main road through the town. On hot days it provides a cool, shaded place to walk. It was built, and is maintained, by volunteers to provide a pleasant trail and also to help to preserve the riverside ecosystem.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A beautifully designed, short walk along a very peaceful and pretty part of the Housatonic. Wish it were a good bit longer as it ended too quickly. Well maintained and nice brochure to go along with it. We'll try the other section of it the next time we are in the area.

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Charlotte,Nc
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

First of all the address "195 Main St" is totally inaccurate. This is on the main drag of town, while the walk is actually about 4 streets down the hill from Main St. Once we did find it, we were not impressed. It is on the river, but it is behind all the businesses and is relatively run down and... More 

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Monroe, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My family of 4 (two adults, 20 year old and 14 year old) enjoyed the walk - it is very short and easy. Part of it takes you through a neighborhood and it does involve a hill - something that should be noted if traveling with elderly

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very pleasant yes, but underwhelming in that it's so short and runs past old buildings and private property built onto the riverside.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The river walk is a much shorter walk than I had expected. It was pleasant and if you find yourself in Barrington looking for some exercise near the downtown, this is the path to take. You can reverse the walk and stroll down the main street downtown after and shop. I would not necessarily travel from neighboring towns to experience... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Great walking path along the Housatonic. Strollable is the word.When I was there the river was flowing pretty well and made for some nice scenic stops.

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Thank Laurene B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This was quite a feat to clean up the Riverside and have a beautiful walk in Downtown Great Barrington.Very few towns have anything like this and it is one of the reasons that Great Bariington has been rated one of the Best small towns in America.

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Thank rxgrin
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Short, but enjoyable. Hit it while you enjoy the quaint little shops downtown. Easier to find on foot. It's just a little gait, easily missed.

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Seymour, Connecticut
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

A nicely done walk along the river, nothing spectacular, but a pleasant diversion from Main St. You can start at one end, and make a loop out onto Main St to do some shopping on the way back

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