Year: 2017

River Walk is Closed for the Season

River Walk is closed for the season. Thank you for a great year. Please join us for our annual Earthday workday on Saturday April 21, 2018, when we open again in the spring. Among our 2017 accomplishments: CLICK

November 30, 2017

River Walk and W.E.B. Du Bois

The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Outdoors Magazine recognizes River Walk’s W.E.B. Du Bois location along with other walks featuring noted literary figures, such as Rachel Carson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman. We are honored to be in their company. CLICK

September 11, 2017

Japanese Knotweed

Considering the recent escalation of knotweed along the Housatonic River corridor, River Walk would like to share what we have learned, while working for twenty years to manage this exotic-invasive plant.


September 9, 2017

Thanks River Walk Trailmaster Peter Jensen

for telling us about the complexities and accomplishments of riverside trails on September 9, 2017, and for taking us down memory lane as we learned how River Walk’s one-of-a-kind trail experience came about.  CLICK

September 8, 2017

Save the Dates! More Events Planned for River Walk

Following on our March for Science, Month of Birding, Tree Walk, Riverside Music Connects, and Riverside Trails Workshop, lots more community events are planned for 2017

Sundays Sept. 17th, 24th, & Oct. 1st Interpretive Stroll on the River Walk with Elia Del Molino. 

August 2, 2017

Tom Ingersoll’s Guided Tree Walk

Thank you! Tom Ingersoll, for guiding us through River Walk’s riverine forest on July 15, 2017, and telling us all about our native trees. Those of us lucky enough to walk along will never see River Walk in the same way again.  CLICK

July 15, 2017

Thank you! Greenagers

Thank you Greenagers for volunteering a day on the River Walk in June and for sending a hearty crew in July to prepare and install 200 feet of coir logs for our bio-engineered riverbank stabilization, generously funded by Great Barrington’s Community Preservation Act. CLICK

July 7, 2017

Celebrate National Trails Day at River Walk

Saturday June 3, 2017   9am-1:30pm
Hikes, Paddle, History Walk, Children’s activity and Community Potluck Picnic/ FREE
Meet at the Du Bois River Garden Park (corner of Church and River Streets in Great Barrington) to explore the natural landscape through a variety of activities–hiking, paddling, history walk and a riverside activity for children. Potluck picnic at 12:30. For more information, CLICK, contact Christine Ward or CLICK

May 27, 2017

Riverside Music at River Walk

Saturday May 20, 2017

Thank you Sam Rosen and all the musicians for helping us celebrate spring with riverside music in the Du Bois River Park and along the downstream trail. A great time was had by all. CLICK

May 20, 2017

Guided Birding on the River Walk

Guided Birding at Great Barrington River Walk
Wednesdays, May 24 and 31, 2017, at 7 AM and/or 6 PM.

Grab your binoculars as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River corridor.
Join Christine Ward and Sharon Siter for a morning or evening guided birding tour.

Contact Christine Ward at CLICK

May 3, 2017

March for Science

On April 22, 2017, two hundred Berkshire scientists, science teachers, science advocates, and the Berkshire Stompers brass band joined the world-wide March for Science and its 600+ satellite marches to demonstrate our passion for science and sound a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.  CLICK

April 22, 2017