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Housatonic River Walk

195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Short walk

The short river walk was pleasant. I wish it was longer. It's about a 10-minute walk. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
readerpete
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West Orange, New Jersey
A lovely walk

Look adjacent to the Rite Aid to find the entrance. Another Trip Advisor recommended that and I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynn H
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West Seneca
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195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short and unexpectedly scenic walk, because this riverwalk was hidden off the Main Street in town. Beautiful view of the river.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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 Clubess1
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

This is not difficult to find: go to the drug store at the edge of town and look for the sign for the river walk. It's not a hike, not strenuous, not lengthy. But to walk along the river is very pleasant and well worth...More

2  Thank p2f2
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Pleasant side trip while walking the downtown area. Entrance is well marked but easy to miss, by Rite Aid near the bridge. Very short but a good view of the river and an interesting information sign about the Stanley's and the early history at the...More

1  Thank TransplantedBuckeye
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Reviewed March 11, 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

1  Thank Leonard S
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Reviewed December 29, 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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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
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