Holyoke Area Tours 2022

FREE and OPEN to the public. Keep checking back since information will change. Presented by Robert Comeau. The overall theme of the 2022 Holyoke tours will be Olmsted Parks of Holyoke. 

Sign up at Eventbrite for most of these tours. The Holyoke Preservation Trust is the host for most of the events.

HOLYOKE

Elmwood Park Walking Tour (a Olmsted Park) – Saturday April 9 2022 from 1 to 3 PM – meet in Holyoke

Sacred Heart Church and its Neighborhood Walking Tour (A Sidewalk Walking Tour) – Saturday April 23 2022 from 11 AM to noon – meet at the back of the church along Chestnut Street

Brightside Walking Tour – Saturday May 7 2022 from 1 to 3 PM – meet at the back of Mount Marie in Holyoke

Holyoke Canal Walking Tour – 7th annual walk along the first and second level canals – Saturday May 14 2022 in Holyoke – Meet along the Dwight Street side of Holyoke Heritage State Park. – Be capable of walking 2.5 miles.

Holyoke Heritage Trail Bicycle Riding Tour – Sunday May 29 2022 from 1 to 3 PM – Park and meet near the Canal Walk bridge on Race Street in Holyoke – All participants need helmets

Holyoke Canal System Bicycle Riding Tour – September 11 2022 from 10 AM to half past noon – Be capable of riding 5 miles – meet at the canal walk bridge on Race Street in Holyoke

Ashley Reservoir Walking Tour – 4th annual – bicycle riders are welcome too – be able to walk 4 miles – Saturday September 24 2022 from 10 AM to just past noon – meet at the Elks Club of Holyoke

Whiting Street Reservoir Walking Tour – 5th annual – October 8 2022 from 10 AM to noon – meet at the bottom of the Mountain Park Access Road in Holyoke – be able to walk 4 miles

Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour – walk along the first and second level canals – Saturday in October 15 – Meet along the Dwight Street side of Holyoke Heritage State Park. – Be capable of walking 2.5 miles.

Second Congregational Church – Saturday in October 2022 on the day of Doors Open Holyoke – meet along the Appleton Street side of the church

Veterans Park and Saint Jerome Campus – 3rd annual – Saturday November 12 2022 from 1 to 2:30 PM – meet along the Hampden Street side of the park

North High Street Walking Tour – Sunday November 20 2022 from 1 to 3 PM – meet at the back of the Second Congregational Church in Holyoke

Holyoke’s Third Level Canal Walking Tour – November 26 2022 in Holyoke – Walk along the third level canal from South Race to Main to Canal Streets – Be capable of walking 2 miles. – Park and meet along South Race Street

A House in Holyoke through Time – 181 Linden Street – a March 2022 presentation at the Holyoke Public Library if the Community Room is open

Gateway City Arts and the Canal District Tour and Dine – May 2022 in Holyoke – meet along Race Street in front of Gateway City Arts – Tour outside for 30 minutes and then inside for 30 minutes. Then pay for a nice meal at Judd’s

possible tours to add:

Jones Point Park Walking Tour

Lyman Mill – Inside Out

Walking Tour of Olmsted Designed Landscapes along and near Northampton Street – Saturday April 30 2022 from 1 to 3 PM – Park on the western end of Fairfield Avenue

JOINT SOUTH HADLEY AND HOLYOKE TOUR

Vietnam Veterans Bridge Walking Tour – Saturday May 21 2022 from 1 to 3 PM – meet at the South Hadley Public Library – Be capable of walking 2 miles.

CHICOPEE

A House in Chicopee through Time – 30 Emerson Street – presentation at the Chicopee Public Library

Saint Rose de Lima Church Campus and Cemetery Walking Tour – Saturday June 2022 from 10 AM to noon – Be capable of walking 2 miles – meet in front of the Sainte Rose de Lima Church in Chicopee

Holy Name of Jesus Church and Neighborhood Walking Tour – Saturday July 2022 from 10 AM to noontime – meet in front of the Holy Name of Jesus Church on School Street in Chicopee

Chicopee Canal Walking Tour – Saturday in September 2022 from 10 AM to noon – meet at the Chicopee Public Library

Maple Grove Cemetery – Saturday October 29 2022 from 1 to 3 PM in Chicopee – Meet at the front gate of the cemetery – perhaps park on the larger roads

Calvary Cemetery of Chicopee and St Matthew Cemetery of Springfield – most likely in 2023

SOUTH HADLEY

A House in South Hadley through Time – 5 Walnut Street and the Scott Family with bonus of Researching Local History in South Hadley – a Wednesday in February 2022 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the South Hadley Public Library

South Hadley Canal System – South Hadley Riverside Park to Canal Park Walking Tour – Saturday June 4 2021 from 10 AM to noon. Walk within Riverside Park and then walk to Canal Park. Meet and park in the South Hadley Public Library parking lot at 2 Canal Street of South Hadley and be capable of walking 2 miles in all.

The Burial Grounds of South Hadley Center – Saturday May 28 2022 in South Hadley OR South Hadley Falls Cemetery tour – Saturday July 2 2022 from 10:30 AM to noon – meet at the Beachgrounds parking lot