Explore the Park and more!

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round spins in the southwest portion of Heritage State Park in downtown Holyoke along one of the city's canals. Also located within the park is the Children's Museum, and the Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Holyoke Heritage State Park celebrates the history and culture of the City of Holyoke, Massachusetts. It is operated and managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The Park features include a visitor center with exhibits about paper manufacturing and Holyoke's industrial and cultural history.

The site in which Heritage State Park has been built was once the land used by the William Skinner Silk Mill. Heritage State Park was planned after Skinner's mill burned down.

The revitalized canal between Dwight and Appleton streets will be the site of many art exhibits and craft fairs. One longtime resident put it this way, "I think this canal walk, the museum and the carousel bring a vitality to the downtown. I came back to ride the carousel, which I rode when I was a kid."

Holyoke Canal Walk