This tour is described online = get a map in PDF format at the link to the left.
stop 1 – Texon Park
stop 2 – Gatehouse Park
stop 3 – Lower Riverside Park (Click link to the left for information.)
stop 4 – Lock System
stop 5 – North Main Street Architecture
stop 6 – High Street Architecture
Glasgow Workers’ Homes line the eastern side of High Street.
stop 7 – South Hadley Library (Click link to the left for information.)
stop 8 – Canal Street Architecture (Click link to the left for information.)
stop 9 – Hadley Falls Bicentennial Park
When you are on the deck at the Hadley Falls Park, look sharp to your right along the riverbank. The watercourse that is along the river at this point is the South Hadley Canal. This is a half way through the 2.5 mile canal.
stop 10 – South Hadley Canal
Walk north along Canal Street a bit more. There is a concrete block that had a metallic map of the canal system on its top. Follow the trail north into the woods. The canal is at the end of this path.
stop 11 – Inclined Plane and Lock System
stop 12 – Canal Boats
Canal boat were flat bottomed boats that held the cargo ships on their tops. Men or horses would pull the boats up or down this navigational canal.