River Walking Tour

walking-brochure-coverThe power and beauty of the Hoosic River brought Native Americans, early settlers, and our current residents to North Adams. Learn about the history of the city by strolling along the banks of the river. The walking tour can be done in sections, self-guided.

Want to know why our river flows within three-sided concrete? Or where 1,000 pair of shoes/day were made for the Army in WW II? Or learn why Babe Ruth was in North Adams in the 1930s? Or what could have cost 17 million dollars in 1873?

Download one of our self-guided brochures here.

Below is the additional information from the Brochure QR Code.

#1 North Adams City – website: www.northadams-ma.gov

#2 MoCA – website: www.massmoca.org and Arnold Print Works/Sprague Electric info: http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMMAH6_Arnold_Print_Works_North_Adams_MA

#3 Porches – website: www.porches.com

#4 Brown Street Bridge – Information coming soon!

#6 EclipseMill – website: www.Eclipsemill.com and http://www.brillgallery109.com/exhibits/millchildren/welcome.php and http://elizabethwinthrop.com/files/2010/02/The-Mill-Children-Teachers-Guide.pdf

#7 Public Library www.naplibrary.com and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts www.mcla.edu

# 8 Western Gateway Heritage State Park –
a ) VisitorsCenter http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/western-gateway-heritage-state-park-generic.html and
b) Museum of History http://www.org

#9 Hoosic River Revival information : www.HoosicRiverRevival.org and
a) http://www.hoosicriverrevival.org/how-a-rivers-resurrection-is-bringing-hope-to-north-adams/
and b) http://www.iberkshires.com/story/13476/Before-the-chutes-Hoosic-floods-raged.html