Holyoke Tours 2023

2023 Holyoke Massachusetts area guided tours and presentations — FREE and OPEN to the public. Keep checking back since information will change. Presented by Robert Comeau. The overall theme of the 2023 tours will be the sesquicentennial of Holyoke as a city. Sign up at Eventbrite for most of these tours. The Holyoke Preservation Trust is the host for most of the events.

Mount Tom Golf Course and its Wyckoff Park Neighborhood – Saturday April 22 2023 from 1 to 3 PM meet at the base of Mountain View Road at Northampton Street in Holyoke – Learn about the evolution of the Mount Tom Golf Course and the neighborhood that filled in around it. – be capable of walking 2 miles – joint presentation with Tom Kass and Robert Comeau – sign up at EVENTBRITE in April

Maple Street Walking Tour – Saturday May 6 2023 from 1 to 3 PM – park at the circle at the northern end of Maple Street in Holyoke – Be capable of walking 3 miles – sign up at EVENTBRITE in April

The Four Burial Grounds of South Hadley Center – a walking tour – Saturday May 13 2023 at 10 AM until noontime – park and meet in the back of Evergreen Cemetery and be capable of walking 1.5 miles – includes the Old South Hadley Burial Ground, Evergreen Cemetery, John Preston grave, and Mary Lyon grave – sign up at EVENTBRITE in April

Sesquicentennial Ramble through Historic Holyoke – Saturday May 20 2023 from 10:30 until noontime – meet along the Hampden Street side of the Veteran’s Park – honor and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Holyoke as a city during all of 2023 – sign up at EVENTBRITE in April

Oak Street Walking Tour – Saturday June 3 2023 at 10 AM to noontime – meet at Avery Field of Holyoke and be ready to walk 3 miles – learn about the parks and homes along this street

South Hadley Canal a Walking Tour from Riverside Park to Canal Park – Saturday June 17 2023 at 10 AM to noontime – meet in the South Hadley town parking lot at the juncture of Main and Bardwell Streets

Calvary Cemetery of Chicopee (and St Matthew Cemetery of Springfield) – Saturday June 24 2023 at 10 until 11:40 AM – meet in the back of the cemetery found at the southern end of Hampden Street in CHICOPEE – be ready to walk a mile since we will also walk to the St Matthew’s Cemetery in Springfield

Chicopee Canal Tour – Saturday in September 2 2023 from 10 AM to noon – meet within the parking lot of the Chicopee Public Library and be ready to walk 3 miles

The Bridges of Day Brook – A Wandering Walk into Community and Anniversary Field Hills – Saturday September 9 2023 from 10 AM to noontime – meet in the parking lot of Community Field of Holyoke and be ready to walk 3 miles – learn about the history and geography of these two fields both of which are celebrating their centennials – Community and Anniversary Fields

Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour – Saturday September 16 2023 from 10 AM to noon – Meet on Dwight Street side of Holyoke Heritage State Park. Be capable of walking 2.5 miles. – 8th anniversary of walking tours of the canals and 175th anniversary of the canal

Holyoke Third Level Canal and the Willimansett Bridge Walking Tour – Saturday September 23 2023 from 10 AM to noon – be ready to walk 3 miles from Holyoke to Chicopee and back – meet near the Cubit on Race Street in Holyoke

Ashley Reservoir Walking Tour – Saturday October 7 2023 from 10 AM to 12:20 PM – 150 years old in 2023 – 6th annual tour around a Holyoke reservoir – meet at the Elks Club on Whitney Avenue in Holyoke – be ready to walk 4 miles

Lyman Mill (Open Square) – during Doors Open Holyoke on Saturday October 14 2023 from 1 to 2:30 PM – a tour around and inside the mill – meet in its parking lot on Open Square Way in Holyoke

Saint Patrick’s Cemetery of Chicopee – Saturday October 28 2023 from 11 AM to noontime – located at 171 Fuller Road – park within the cemetery and meet at its back

A House in Holyoke through Time – 159 Chestnut Street – weekday evening in November of 2023 – In the Community Room of the Holyoke Public Library. Sign-ups will be via the Holyoke History Room. This house will be about 150 years old in 2023 and was home to James Newton and the Holyoke Club and is currently the home of the Holyoke Day Nursery. – 2nd annual in a series