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Address: 195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 a few blocks

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Short walking path with some good areas to see and walk. Bad points are the path is two small, improper accesses due to the path being separate by privately owned homes and land. You can start next to Rite Aid thru the alleyway, but then you will have to leave the river walk behind St. Peters Church and walk approximately... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty much a waste of time - not maintained, too short, a gap in the middle, hard to find. Just not worth looking for (people in the area had never heard of it). We ended up just walking around the neighborhood.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Walk along the Housatonic. Both the section of the river, and how the walkway is designed reflect cost-cutting and low-budget design and construction. Walkways along the three bridges and/or walkways across the river could have made it -- well, something. Still, it's the foundation for what could be a river walk that somebody other than a dedicated riverwalk hiker such... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We found this river walk to be short -- about 20 minutes -- and pleasant as it follows a well-constructed path above the Housatonic River. It runs by private homes, where owners gave permission for the walk to be constructed. And it has two sections, upstream and downstream. To do both requires visitors to leave the riverbank and walk through... More 

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Rhode Island
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

not maintained with much overgrowth and difficulty even seeing the river. a few info boards about w.e. dubois, but not worth the stop. the whole "walk" is about 4 blocks long

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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Surprising little walk just steps from the Main Street , beautiful and peaceful river walk .Not a stressful walk or climb to get to .

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Medford, NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you're in the area, certainly take the walk. It's a nice little path and we enjoyed it. It's definitely not a "destination" though. Had we traveled more than 10-15 minutes to experience it, then it would've been a disappointment.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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