Walking Tours of the Holyoke Canal System

Holyoke Canal Tour 2021 – all walking tours this year

South Hadley Riverside Park to Canal Park Walking Tour – Saturday June 12 2021 from 1 to 3 PM – Walk within Riverside Park and then walk to Canal Park. – Meet and park in the South Hadley Public Library parking lot at 2 Canal Street of South Hadley and be capable of walking 2 miles in all. – Sign-ups will start on Eventbrite about 4 weeks before the tour so check back often

Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour – walk along the first and second level canals – Saturday October 23 2021 from 10 to noon – Meet along the Dwight Street side of Holyoke Heritage State Park. – Be capable of walking 2.5 miles.  – This is the same as the May 1 tour. – Sign-ups will start on Eventbrite about 4 weeks before the tour so check back often

Holyoke’s Third Level Canal Walking Tour – Saturday 27 November of 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 Cubit Building. – Sign-ups will start on Eventbrite about 4 weeks before the tour so check back often

Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour – 6th annual walk along the first and second level canals – Saturday May 1 2021 from 10 to noon – DONE

Presenter is Robert Comeau.  The Holyoke Cultural Council is the main sponsor for the tour.  See you there!

The first public tour was in December of 2016.  Next tour was in May of 2017.  Then in June of 2018.  Last year was November of 2019.  2020 was only walking tours and they were in November and December.

If you have a group that wants a tour of the Holyoke Canal System, then please contact me using the Contact page this web site.  For non-profits, tours are low cost but you need to provide the bus.  For other groups, tour leader will be paid and transportation is needed.  RATES are at the link.  I can change the trip to suit the group.  There are many possible stops to take on the tour.  Some can be a stop where everyone gets off the bus or a stop can be such that we stay on the bus at that location.  Some locations are spillways, dam, canals, mills, or parks.