Spring is coming….
As of January 2019 Holyoke Rows is happy to announce a new collaboration with VETERANS DRAGON BOAT USA! Their mission is to bring dragon boating to veterans and develop veterans only teams. Led by the passion and enthusiasm of Anna Symington, Donna Salo, and Alan Symington, Holyoke Rows is honored to be the home base for this exciting new program for our Western Mass veterans. To see how they got their start and learn more about this amazing group, check out the article and video below.
For more information or to join this vets only team, e-mail
Veterans Dragon Boat USA
Holyoke Rows held it’s annual meeting on Saturday 1/12/19. We had a great turn out and it was very productive. In addition to lots of exciting ideas and energy, we all met new people and got a better understanding of the wide range of programs Holyoke Rows offers and the people it serves. Thanks to all who were able to participate. Stay tuned for more updates.
St. Patrick’s Day
Parade – UPDATE
workday for our parade float
Our theme this year is going to be Dragon Boating. While that solves most of the design questions, we still need help getting it ready. Also, it would be great to have lots of people on the float or walking beside it to help illustrate the diversity of programs Holyoke Rows offers.
Please contact Stephanie if you’d like to participate.
Check out some of our publicity during 2018
Classes and camps for beginners and veterans of all ages.
Memberships include discounted rates and unlimited boat use.
Help us with our mission to make the river accessible for all.
Directions to Sue Ellen Panitch River Access Center
Sue Panitch River Access Center and our boathouse are located at 25 Jones Ferry Road off of Main Street in Holyoke.
From I90 (Massachusetts Turnpike): Take exit #4 (West Springfield/I91 exit). After passing through the toll booth, bear right to the Rt. 5 exit. Merge onto Rt. 5 North (Riverdale St. / Holyoke). Follow Riverdale Street for about 8/10 of a mile. You will come to a traffic light and a fork in the road. Bear right at the fork onto Main Street. There will be signs directing you to Rts. 116 and 202 and Holyoke Center. Take the first right onto Jones Ferry Road. There will be a sign for a community garden at the entrance to the road. Turn left into the parking lot.
From I91 Northbound: Take exit #14 (Mass Pike). Stay on the left side of the exit ramp and follow the signs for Rt. 5 Riverdale Street. Take the Rt. 5 North (Riverdale St. / Holyoke) exit then follow the directions for I90.
From I91 Southbound: Take exit #14 (Mass Pike). Stay on the left side of the exit ramp and follow the signs for Rt. 5 Riverdale Street. Take the Rt. 5 North (Riverdale St. / Holyoke) exit then follow the directions for I90.
If the lot at the boathouse is full, please park along Main Street which is the street you turn off of to access the boathouse driveway.