The Holyoke Heritage Trail is my attempt at bringing together the most important historical elements of Holyoke in one trail. This has 16 stops and is 4 miles long just as the Freedom Trail of Boston is. It can be walked, biked, or driven by car. The best place to start is the Holyoke Heritage State Park. The map goes from 1 to 16 with a suggested route. The dotted line is a return route or crossover. It is best to cover portions of the trail with breaks in between.
- A booklet is available for this tour in either B & W or color, go HERE for the information needed to buy it.
- Private GROUP TOUR (COSTS) is two hours long for this Holyoke Heritage Trail as a bicycle riding tour. It can also be done walking and in car for any amount of time. Also a one hour indoor presentation can be given.
- A free public tour comes up every year.
- A self-tour is available for anyone using the maps and text seen below. – LOCATION
|stop||name||location||tour stop link||audio||their external link||Google map|
|1||Holyoke Merry-Go-Round||Holyoke Heritage State Park||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|2||Holyoke Canal System||Holyoke Canal Walk||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|3||Lyman Mill||Open Square||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|4||Richardson Train Station of Holyoke||Bowers Street between Mosher and Lyman Streets||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|5||Hadley Falls Workers’ Housing||70 Lyman Street||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|6||The Wherehouse?||Lyman Street||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|7||Prospect Park||Pulaski Park||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|8||Hampden Park||Veterans’ Park||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|9||North High Street Historic District||High Street||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|10||Second Congregational Church||United Congregational Church||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|11||Library Commons||Holyoke Library Park||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|13||Forestdale Cemetery||Forestdale Cemetery||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|14||James Newton house||Holyoke Day Nursery|
(159 Chestnut Street)
|15||Victory Theater||81-89 Suffolk Street||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|
|16||Volleyball Hall of Fame||Holyoke Heritage State Park||TOUR LINK||AUDIO||LINK||MAP|