AAA Travel Guides
Current Search Destination:Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Travel Information for major cities, national parks and other destinations across North America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Description
Resort and shopping center of the southern Berkshires, historic Great Barrington was settled about 1726. Poet and journalist William Cullen Bryant made his home in Great Barrington 1816-25. Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard, was born in town in 1868.
A garden named in Du Bois' honor is at the Housatonic River Walk. The handiwork of more than 2,000 volunteers, the trail is lined by a variety of plants and trees, including Japanese maples, mountain laurel, sycamores, sumac and American elms. Benches, historical structures and observation areas also are scattered along the .5-mile pedestrian route. The path—designated a national recreation trail in 2009—abuts the Housatonic River's west bank between Cottage and Bridge streets downtown. Canoe launches are near Bridge Street and off Brookside Road.
Visitor Info
Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce 362 Main St. GREAT BARRINGTON, MA 01230. Phone:(413)528-1510
Shopping
Great Barrington's charismatic Main Street shopping district boasts funky cafés, art galleries, gourmet food markets, antique stores, and chic clothing and gift boutiques.
X
Click to View Map
Top Hotels
Current Location: Great Barrington, Massachusetts
1
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lenox Great Barrington/Berkshires
249 Stockbridge Rd. Great Barrington, MA 01230
Book Now
AAA Inspector Rating
Members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Rewards® points when booking AAA rates!
2
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
415 Stockbridge Rd. Great Barrington, MA 01230
Book Now
AAA Inspector Rating
3
Monument Mountain Motel
247 Stockbridge Rd. Great Barrington, MA 01230
Book Now
AAA Inspector Rating
4
Windflower Inn
684 S Egremont Rd. Great Barrington, MA 01230
Book Now
AAA Inspector Rating