N.Y. Power Authority Offers Free Guided Hike on May 3 at Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center

Contact Information:
Samantha Clark
(800) 724-0309

April 24, 2014


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NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will offer a free guided nature hike on Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. to search for signs of spring on the trails between its Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center and Mine Kill State Park.

Staff from the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will lead the walk and identify budding trees and bird calls along the way. The hike covers easy terrain and is appropriate for walkers of all ages.

Those interested in taking part should meet at the Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center at 11 a.m., rain or shine. Be sure to bring water, dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.

Hikers are also invited to tour the visitors center and the adjacent historic Lansing Manor. Visitors can enjoy the many hands-on displays and exhibits on energy and experience the rich history of a 19th-century country estate. Both facilities are admission-free, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and fifty miles southwest of Albany.

For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.