Bicycle Tours of Holyoke: The Mansions Text Size
Event takes place on September 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
A Healthy Dose of History!
The Mansions: Come along and cycle around the elegant homes built by the Holyoke industrialists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Ride through the highlands and the Fairfield Avenue Historic District with their grand Victorian houses. Learn about the families, architects and builders of these magnificent homes. This route will begin at Kennedy Park and tour around Fairfield Avenue, Lexington Avenue, Madison Avenue and River Terrace with the option of visiting Jones Park near the river. Each tour will begin with a review of basic bicycle safety. Please come prepared with your own helmets, water, bicycle and enthusiasm for history.
The tours will be led by Craig Della Penna, a local Holyoke historian and real estate broker. He is the author of five books and numerous op‐ed pieces/guest editorials on the value of rail trails and greenways in the context of residential real estate and smart growth development.
Posted on September 2, 2015 by Wistaria Hurst