Welcome to Great Barrington's

 
HOUSATONIC RIVER WALK
NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL • LOCAL TREASURE

Housatonic River Walk is a community-built riverside trail along the Housatonic River in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and a laboratory for natural resource protection, horticulture, and environmental stewardship. Here, 2780 young people and citizen volunteers are working to reclaim the beauty of a "working river" once abandoned to PCB contamination and centuries of industrial abuse and neglect.


Managed by the Great Barrington Land Conservancy and cared for by Greenagers, the Housatonic River Walk was designated a National RecreationTrail in 2009. RiverWalk is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail and home to the W.E.B. Du Bois River Park and William Stanley Overlook.


Visit Spring, Summer, Fall. Daylight Hours. Free.

NEWS AND EVENTS •

Opening Day

River Walk officially opened for the season on April 21st, with an Earth Day celebration and cleanup with 60 volunteers.

First Sighting

Thank you Amy Pulley for sighting our first Giant Swallowtail on the River Walk.

Visit Du Bois Exhibit

W.E.B. Du Bois: Champion of Rivers at Home and Around the World. Du Bois River Garden Park. CLICK