EAT. SHOP. PLAY.
Visit Holyoke Mall, Western New England’s Premier Shopping, Dining & Entertainment Destination!
Stop 1: There were two canal systems in Chicopee. The first was built in 1823 along the Chicopee Falls section of the Chicopee River. That canal and dam are now gone. A second canal was built in Chicopee in 1832 (started April 1 and water enters it December 8) along the lower part of the Chicopee River. Its dam and canal still exists and is visible off the dirt path that once held the railroad tracks. Includes Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee Canal, Chicopee River Raceway, Cabot, Dwight and Perkins Mills and lots more. Total of 13 stops.
Meet within the parking lot of the Chicopee Public Library ( 449 Front St. Chicopee, MA 01013)and be ready to walk 3 miles. check out www.Holyokecanaltour.org for more information