2021 Holyoke Massachusetts area guided tours and presentations —FREE and OPEN to the public. Keep checking back since information will change. Presented by Robert Comeau except for the garden tour. The overall theme of the 2021 tours will be trolleys. Sign up at Eventbrite for most of these tours. The Holyoke Preservation Trust is the host for most of the events.
Holyoke Canal System Bicycle Tour – ride along the canals – Sunday October 31 2021 from 12:30 to 3 PM – Meet along the Canal Walkway on Race Street near walkway bridge. – Be capable of riding 6 miles. – Sign-up on Eventbrite now. Valley Share bikes are available for a charitable donation to the Holyoke Preservation Trust. See details at Eventbrite.
Veterans Park to High Street Walking Tour – Saturday November 13 2021 from 1 to 2:20 PM – meet along the Hampden Street side of the park – Sign-ups will start on Eventbrite about 3 to 4 weeks before the tour so check back often.
North High Street Historic District Walking Tour – Sunday November 21 2021 from 1 to 3 PM – meet near 439 High Street behind the United Congregational Church – Walk 5 blocks down (to Lyman Street) and then 5 blocks back up. – Sign-ups will start on Eventbrite about 3 to 4 weeks before the tour so check back often.
Holyoke’s Third Level Canal Walking Tour – Saturday November 27 2021 from 1 to 3 PM – Walk from the Canal Walk bridge to and over the Willimansett Bridge – Park and meet along Race Street near the Canal Walk Bridge. – Sign-ups will start on Eventbrite about 3 to 4 weeks before the tour so check back often.
Earlier this Year
Chestnut Street Walking Tour from Lyman to Hampshire Street – Saturday April 17 2021 from 1 to 3 PM
Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour – 6th annual walk along the first and second level canals – Saturday May 1 2021 from 10 to noon
Holyoke on the National Register Bicycle Riding Tour – Sunday May 16 2021
Smith Ferry Cemetery Walking Tour – Then and Now – Saturday May 29 2021
South Hadley Riverside Park to Canal Park Walking Tour – Saturday June 12 2021 from 1 to 3 PM
Holyoke Garden Tour – Saturday June 19 2021 – Hosted and presented by the Holyoke Preservation Trust
Sons of Zion Cemetery Walking Tour – Sunday June 27 2021
Four Churches in the Highlands Walking Tour – (Holy Cross Church to St Paul’s Church to the First Congregational Church to the Methodist Episcopal Church) – Saturday July 10 2021
Walking Tour of the Historic Holyoke Canal System – Saturday, August 21 2021 – Kestrel Land Trust is the host.
Ashley Reservoir Walking Tour – 3rd annual – Saturday September 25 2021
Whiting Street Reservoir Walking Tour – 4th annual – Saturday October 9 2021
Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour – walk along the first and second level canals – Saturday October 23 2021 from 10 to noon
If you have a group that wants a tour of any site that I have done in the past or present, then see the RATES page. 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.