Holyoke Area Tours and Programs 2022

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.

Ashley Reservoir Walking Tour – 4th annual – Sunday October 2 2022 from 1 PM to 3:20 PM – be able to walk 4 miles (bicycle riders are welcome too) – meet at the Elks Club of HOLYOKEBooklet – sign up at Eventbrite

The Lost Grave of South Hadley – Wednesday October 5 2022 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM – a presentation in the Community Room of the South Hadley Public Library – no registration is needed – call the South Hadley Public Library for more information

Whiting Street Reservoir Walking Tour – 5th annual – Saturday October 8 2022 from 10 AM to 12:20 PM – meet at the top of the Mountain Park Access Road in HOLYOKE – be able to walk 4 miles – Booklet – sign up at Eventbrite

Gateway City Arts and the Canal District Tour (with dining option available) – Saturday October 15 2022 from 4 to 5:15 PM [on the day of Doors Open Holyoke] – for the tour EVENTBRITE is needed – meet along Race Street in front of Gateway City Arts in HOLYOKE – Tour outside for 45 minutes and inside for 30 minutes. Then pay for a nice meal at Judd’s Restaurant. RESERVATIONS needed for JUDD’S. Later that same evening attend the presentation of Frederick Law Olmsted – Bringing Nature to the City – Sign up at Eventbrite – Saturday October 15 2022 from 7 to 9 PM at the Divine Theater at GCA on Race Street. As a bonus, any person that attends both the tour and the presentation, will get 15 % off of food at Judd’s. (Show your eventbrite tickets for both events.)

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 – sign up at Eventbrite in late September

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. – sign up at Eventbrite in early October

A House in Holyoke through Time – 181 Linden Street – Monday November 7 2022 from 5 to 6 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.

Veterans Park and Saint Jerome Campus – 4th annual – Saturday November 12 2022 from 1 to 2:30 PM – meet along the Hampden Street side of the park in HOLYOKE – Park Booklet and Church Booklet – sign up at Eventbrite in late October

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 – sign up at Eventbrite in late October

Earlier this year:

Elmwood Park Walking Tour (an Olmsted park) – Booklet

Jones Point Park Walking Tour (an Olmsted park) – Booklet

Olmsted Landscapes in the Wyckoff Park AreaBooklet

Brightside Walking TourBooklet

Holyoke Canal Walking TourBooklet

Vietnam Veterans Bridge Walking Tour

Saint Rose de Lima Church Campus and Cemetery Walking Tour

A House in South Hadley through Time – 5 Walnut Street and the Scott Family

Holyoke Heritage Trail Bicycle Riding Tour

South Hadley Canal System

Willimansett Bridge Walking Tour

South Hadley Falls Cemetery tour

Chicopee Canal Tour

North High Street Walking Tour

The Olmsteds in Holyoke