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Housatonic River Walk

195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Come for the town, not just this attraction

We were not overly impressed with the Housatonic River Walk. The town built a short easy walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Jersey
River Walk

Just like what the name says! Its location was not noticeable. U can miss it drive by. Good easy... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
New York
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“short walk” (11 reviews)
“rite aid” (5 reviews)
“nice stroll” (4 reviews)
195 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1602
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not overly impressed with the Housatonic River Walk. The town built a short easy walking path very close to shops downtown that follow the river bank of the Housatonic River. Most the path is asphalt and wooden boardwalks. It is divided into two...More

Thank W8LT3R
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Just like what the name says! Its location was not noticeable. U can miss it drive by. Good easy walk. Tranquil atmosphere.

2  Thank B L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a nice but short walk off the beaten track but in town... lovely for a stroll especially with an ice cream cone in hand!

3  Thank dordogne24
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a nice stroll along the Housatonic River. It's not very long, but you quickly step into serenity and can enjoy the river written so eloquently about by W.E.B. DuBois. It's an easy walk for all ages.

2  Thank TrueTexasTraveler
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...More

Thank Jrralmeida
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...More

1  Thank copper2056
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.

1  Thank Ed M
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...More

1  Thank John G
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,...More

Thank Rumples
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

1  Thank rsri
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21 July 2015|
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Response from EcoM8s | 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