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“Great expectations, little substance”

Housatonic River Walk
Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great expectations, little substance”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

First the positives:
- Well signposted
- Excellent booklet with information
- Nicely built out

Now the negatives:
- Talk about short. I was expecting at least a mile, I got a may half that.

If you want to see the Houstatonic then you definitely get that view, however, the wlk is cholled up into two sections and each section is very short.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Concord, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice place, but not much to it.”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

A very short walk along the river. Still it is nice to see this and to know that this is just the beginning.

Visited July 2014
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Bronx, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Beautiful Little Walk”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Definitely the walk should be part of any visit to Great Barrington or thereabouts. The river is beautiful and learning about its history, its connection to W.E.B DuBois and the continuing efforts to bring it back from contamination and pollution were moving.

Visited July 2014
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely, short stroll around the river”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed this walk - only wish it was longer. Very easy to find. Well maintained. Interesting to learn about the history of the river.

Visited July 2014
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Parkton
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Sweet and Very Short”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a lovely path lovingly tended to by a group of volunteers. Its shady and peaceful. Walking the path will take about 10-15 minutes however so it is actually more of a nice walk after eating or just perusing shops then an actual activity.

Visited July 2014
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