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Housatonic River Walk

195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Short walk along the mighty Housatonic

A very nice way to spend a bit of time off the main drag of GB. Historic river with markers to lend... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Leonard S
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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Must-see when you are in Great Barrington.

Beautiful walk along the Housatonic River where you can learn about local flora, fauna, and the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
David G
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195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

A very nice way to spend a bit of time off the main drag of GB. Historic river with markers to lend educational value to what is a very pleasant and pretty stroll

Thank Leonard S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Beautiful walk along the Housatonic River where you can learn about local flora, fauna, and the town's most famous resident, author and civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963).

Thank David G
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Most interesting part was the historic marker. Very short walk along ther river and hard to fins entrance in town

Thank Peter40241
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is a really nice, easy, scenic walk that is right in town. I just wish it were longer. It's great for photographers or just to relax.

Thank Phaelen
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We did this walk and it was nice but much shorter than we thought. We ended up in town so walked town to make it more of a walk.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The river is lovely, but the walk is split into two sections, both of which are very short. Considering the abundance of scenery in the area, this seems a bit of a waste of time unless you just want a post lunch stroll for 10...More

Thank James K
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

It’s a lovely little walk of boardwalk along the river. It is short but certainly worth it if you are in the town of great Barrington

Thank Martha W
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

It was just a path following the river. Short , and sweet. No need to stop. Enjoy the rest of the Berkshires.

Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a little time to kill before leaving town, so we walked along the river. The River Walk was clean and shady, so it was a perfect break on a warm, sunny day. It was a quick walk with lovely views of the river....More

Thank Misty T
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little walk along river. Two sections of about two blocks each. Some historical information panels. Would be more interesting if longer. Something the city should consider. Were looking foward to seeing this, but were somewhat disappointed.

Thank Pnemiller
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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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