On a warm spring or summer day, the River Walk in Great Barrington, Mass. along the Housatonic River, beckons. Great Barrington is close to the Inn at Green River, an easy 9 mile or 15 minute drive through lovely countryside.
One can access the walkway in several spots off Main Street (Route 7). It feels quite secluded and peaceful although only a few steps from the town center.
At the southern end of the walkway off Bridge Street, the access is at street level. Here, a bit further north, the access is via the steps shown at the left. There is signage pointing out interesting flora and fauna, for example where turtles are known to lay their eggs.
This display explains a bit of the history of the river, including former mill sites. One can spend a leisurely 15 or 20 minutes on the walk, then stroll back through town for shopping and great food at one of Great Barrington’s many excellent restaurants. And leave room for SoCo Creamery’s locally made ice cream!