Winter has arrived, and that means it's time for a little cold weather fun in New York. Our visitors centers are set amidst some of the most scenic locations in the state, and we invite you to enjoy the beauty of the season at our visitors centers during our free, family-friendly events.
At the Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center: Black History Month kick-off event -
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Niagara Power Vista is commemorating the milestone with an exhibit that will include historic photos and projects submitted by students from local schools. Saturday's kick-off event will also include movies about Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, activities and presentations. Learn more...
Known as the Power Vista, the visitors center is located 4 miles downstream from Niagara Falls and it features more than 50 interactive exhibits and a new QR code tour! Call 866-NYPA-FUN (697-2386) for information.
At the B-G Power Project Visitors Center:
Snow Fest - Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us during Snow Fest 2013 at the B-G Visitors Center with Mine Kill State Park. Enter the chili contest, make a bird feeder, check out the snowshoe clinic and enjoy a guided hike. Also check out the theatre events, which include The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age presented by Dr. Robert Titus, and Iroquois Indian History and Culture with Mike Tarbell.
The Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center in North Blenheim, is located on the Schoharie Creek in the northern Catskill Mountains. Our admission-free visitors center is housed in a 19th century dairy barn! Call 800-724-0309 for information.
Saturday's festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the schedule: the Winter Carnival market, horse drawn wagon rides and entertainment including Cubby T. Clown. And starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, in addition to wagon rides and entertainment, there will be an array of children's activities and a closing ceremony at 3 p.m.
Photos from past Winter Carnivals...
The Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch offers panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and state-of-the-art hands-on exhibits. Call 315-764-0226 for information.