Available Tours on Holyoke Topics

If you have a group that wants a tour of any site that I have done in the past or present, then please see my PRIVATE TOURS rate at the link.  For non-profits, tours are low cost but you need to provide the bus unless it is walking.  For other groups, tour leader will be paid and transportation is needed unless it is walking.  I can change the trip to suit the group.  There are many possible stops to take on the tour. Most tours can be done walking or bike riding. Most stops are handicap accessible but some might not be.

Below is a SoundCloud audio podcast:


Holyoke Canal System – full tour by car

Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour

Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour in Spanish

Holyoke Canal System booklets

Holyoke’s Third Level Canal and the Willimansett Bridge Walking Tour

Holyoke Canal System Bicycle Riding Tour

Family Oriented Holyoke Canal Tour

Family Oriented Holyoke Canal Tour in Spanish


Whiting Street Reservoir Tour (walking or bicycle riding) – only a 1 hour tour is possible in 2024 since the trail is blocked for the year due to construction

Ashley Reservoir Tour (walking or bicycle riding)

The Reservoir System of Holyoke (presentation)


Pulaski Park Walking Tour

Veterans’ Memorial Park Walking Tour

Community Field and Anniversary Hill Park Walking Tour

Springdale Park Walking Tour

Elmwood Park Walking Tour

Jones Point Walking Tour

Kennedy Park Walking Tour

Holyoke Heritage State Park Walking Tour

Holyoke Library Commons Walking Tour

Rohan Park

Deroy Park

streets and neighborhoods

Chestnut Street Walking Tour from Lyman to Hampshire Street

Veterans Park to High Street Walking Tour

High Street Walking Tour

Maple Street Walking Tour

Oak Street Walking Tour

Flats Neighborhood Walking Tour

Brightside Neighborhood Walking Tour

Wyckoff Park area


Quebec Genealogy

Holyoke Genealogy

Holyoke Heritage Trail

Olmsted Landscapes in Holyoke

Holyoke on the National Register Bicycle Riding Tour

Bus Tour of Holyoke

Vietnam Veterans Bridge Walking Tour (from Riverside Park of South Hadley to the Second Level Canal of Holyoke)

Holyoke City Hall

A House in Holyoke through Time (presentation)

Wistariahurst (Outside walk of the sidewalk)

Skinner Silk Trail

The Parish and the Hill (by Mary Doyle Curran) tour

Judd Paper (Gateway City Arts) (Outside walk of the sidewalk)

Holyoke Richardsonian Train Station (Outside walk of the sidewalk)

churches and their campuses

Mater Dolorosa Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour

Immaculate Conception Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour

Holy Rosary Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour

Blessed Sacrament Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour

Precious Blood Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour

Saint Jerome Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour

Sacred Heart Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour

Our Lady of the Perpetual Help Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour

Four Churches in the Highlands Walking Tour (includes Holy Cross Church, St Paul’s Church, First Congregational Church, and the Methodist Episcopal Church)

Holy Cross Church

Second Congregational Church of Holyoke

First Baptist Church of Holyoke

German Reformed Church

German Evangelical Lutheran Church

Second Baptist Church of Holyoke

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Grace Church

Congregation Rodphey Sholom Synagogue


Rock Valley Cemetery Tour

Forestdale Cemetery Tour

Calvary Cemetery tour

Elmwood Cemetery tour

Saint Jerome Cemetery tour

Smith’s Ferry Cemetery and Neighborhood tour

Mont Marie Cemetery Tour

Calvary Cemetery of the Sisters of Providence Tour

Forestdale West Cemetery tour

Burial Grounds of Holyoke throughout its History (presentation)