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Holyoke is a city in the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts. It is a former mill city, which made a large chunk of the worlds paper. It has interesting architecture and is close to many attractions. It contains the Volleyball Hall of Fame and some of the largest former paper mills. If you visit, there are a number of things here and close by to entertain you.

Get in


By plane


Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, is the closest airport. Other nearby airports are Logan, in Boston and a few in Rhode Island. There is local bus service from Springfield (Massachusetts) and Northampton using Peter Pan bus lines.

By train

See also: Rail travel in the United States

By bus


Megabus has services from New York City and Hartford. Buses stop at the centrally located 2 Holyoke Transportation Center. The regional bus operator PVTA has bus connections from Springfield.

Get around


A car is preferable if travelling longer distances. There is bus service around Holyoke and the Valley, run by PVTA. However schedules are mainly adjusted for commuters, local buses have about one departure every hour. Holyoke Transportation Center is the hub for all local buses.


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  • Holiday Inn, 245 Whiting Farms Rd, +1 413 534-3311.
  • Super 8, 1515 Northampton Street, +1 413 536-1980.
  • 1 Homewood Suites Holyoke-Springfield/North (Homewood Suites), 375 Whitney Avenue, +1 413-532-3100. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Holyoke/Springfield North is located just north of Springfield, Massachusetts, off I-91, with convenient access to the Massachusetts turnpike and local attractions and restaurants. Also, near The Big E and all the fun it brings! Hotel features full kitchens, suites, complimentary breakfast, dinner and drinks (Monday - Thursday), fitness center, whirlpool, indoor swimming pool, basketball courts and outdoor patio with barbecues.



Go next

  • 6 Flags, 1623 Main Street, +1 413 786-9300, [1]. Very close to Holyoke. They have a waterpark.
  • The Big E , 1305 Memorial Avenue (Rte. 147), West Springfield, +1 413 737-2443 [2] [formerly dead link] .
  • Northampton. A neat place to visit while you're in town.
  • The Basketball Hall of Fame, West Columbus Av., Springfield, +1-877-446-6752, [3]. M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 10AM-5PM. Along the Connecticut River, in a stunning (and quirky) steel structure. Adults $17, Seniors $14, Ages 5-5 $12.
Routes through Holyoke
St. AlbansNorthampton  N  S  SpringfieldNew Haven
GreenfieldNorthampton  N  S  West SpringfieldSpringfield
ConcordSouth Hadley  N  S  WestfieldTorrington
DeerfieldSouth Hadley  N  S  ChicopeeSpringfield
END ← Jct N S  W  E  ChicopeeSpringfield

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