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 the events. All rain dates are exactly 7 days later at the same time and place. Events in italics are NOT part of the series.
Saint Rose de Lima Church Campus and Cemetery Walking Tour – Saturday May 28 2022 from 10 AM to noon – Be capable of walking 2 miles – meet in front of the Sainte Rose de Lima Church in Chicopee – Sign up at EVENTBRITE
A House in South Hadley through Time – 5 Walnut Street and the Scott Family – Wednesday June 1 2022 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Community Room of the South Hadley Public Library – This presentation is free and open to all. NO Eventbrite needed. There will be a bonus of Researching Local History in South Hadley during the talk.
Holyoke Garden Tour (2nd annual) – Saturday June 4 2022 9 AM to 5 PM – EVENTBRITE [This is a Holyoke Preservation Trust event. Cost is $15 before and $20 day of.]
Holyoke Heritage Trail Bicycle Riding Tour – Sunday June 12 2022 from 1 to 3 PM – Park and meet near the Canal Walk bridge on Race Street (near the Cubit building) in HOLYOKE – All participants need helmets. Be ready to ride 5 miles. Sign up at EVENTBRITE soon. – Booklet – (June 12th is also the last day of Explore Holyoke Restaurant Week.)
South Hadley Canal System – South Hadley Riverside Park to Canal Park Walking Tour – Saturday June 18 2022 from 10 AM to noontime. Walk within Riverside Park and then walk to Canal Park. Meet and park in the South Hadley public parking lot on Main Street of South Hadley. (Across from St Patrick’s Church.) Be capable of walking 2 miles in all.
Willimansett Bridge Walking Tour – Sunday June 26 2022 from 1 to 3 PM – A neighborhood tour where we walk from the Nativity Church to the bridge into Holyoke and then back. – Be capable of walking 2 miles. – Meet near 780 Chicopee Street in Chicopee. Park in the lots under the Interstate 391 overpass in Chicopee.
private tour – August 14-15
Chicopee Canal Walking Tour – Saturday September 3 2022 from 10 AM to noon – meet at the Chicopee Public Library and be capable of walking 3 miles
Frederick Law Olmsted – Bringing Nature to the City – Sign up at eventbrite soon – Friday October 14 2022 from 6:30 PM at the Divine Theater on Race Street.
Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour – walk along the first and second level canals – Saturday in October 22 2022 from 10 AM to noontime – Meet along the Dwight Street side of HOLYOKE Heritage State Park. – Be capable of walking 2.5 miles. – Booklet
Maple Grove Cemetery – Saturday October 29 2022 from 1 to 2:30 PM in Chicopee – Meet at the corner of Grape and Auburn Streets but park only on the western edge of Grape Street.
A House in Holyoke through Time – 181 Linden Street – Tuesday November 8 2022 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM – a presentation in the Community Room of the Holyoke Public Library. Sign-ups will be via the Holyoke History Room later in the year.
Holy Name of Jesus Church and Neighborhood Walking Tour – Sunday November 20 2022 from 1 to 3 PM – meet in front of the Holy Name of Jesus Church on South Street in Chicopee
possible tours to add:
Gateway City Arts and the Canal District Tour and Dine – 2022 – meet along Race Street in front of Gateway City Arts in HOLYOKE – Tour outside for 40 minutes and then inside for 40 minutes. Then pay for a nice meal at Judd’s Restaurant.
Holyoke Canal System Bicycle Riding Tour – Sunday 2022 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM. Be capable of riding 5 miles. Meet at the canal walk bridge on Race Street in HOLYOKE. All participants need helmets.
Earlier this year: