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Welcome to the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center

Important Update: Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and Historic Lansing Manor will temporarily close until further notice starting September 14 due to the dynamic health & safety concerns of COVID-19. Outdoor recreation facilities on the project grounds will remain open.

When it is safe to reopen we look forward to welcoming you with your health and safety as our top priorities. We will continue to post updates as they become available.

Some events that are scheduled for outdoors will proceed as planned, including the Wildlife Festival on September 18Check back frequently for updates as that may change on short notice. Masks are required at all times (including for outdoor events) regardless of vaccination status, except for those under age 2. As we plan more special events we will post them on our events calendar.

Questions? Contact us at 800-724-0309.

Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center 1378 State Rte 30 North Blenheim, NY, 12131

800-724-0309

Schedule: Temporarily closing starting Sept. 14 until further notice

21st Century Power Generation and 19th Century Living at Blenheim-Gilboa 

B-G Visitors CenterThe Visitors Center:
Housed in a 19th-century dairy barn, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center features interactive, hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how our power is made and how pumped storage is important to reliable electricity in New York State. The visitors center traditionally hosts and holds free special events throughout the year including favorites like the Travelogue Series, Antique Car Show, Wildlife Festival, Halloween Haunted Tents, Zombie Run, Haunted History Tour, Festival of Trees and much more. The visitor experience at Blenheim-Gilboa is a triple play: The science of electricity and hydropower is on exhibit at the Visitors Center. Right beside it, history is preserved at Lansing Manor, a 19th century home. And it’s all surrounded by trails, boating, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. 

 

Lansing ManorHistoric Lansing Manor:
On site at the Visitors Center is Lansing Manor. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places it is an early American country estate filled with authentic furnishings from the 19th century. John Lansing, who represented New York as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the state's Ratification Convention in 1788, had the house built for his daughter and son-in-law in 1819.

Lansing Manor is filled with authentic furnishings and priceless antiques from the first half of the 19th century and contains 10 large rooms on two floors, plus a below-ground kitchen and other utility rooms and is a classic example of Federal period architecture.

 

Mine Kill State ParkMine Kill State Park:
Mine Kill State Park overlooks the NYPA's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. Cascading 80 feet through a narrow gorge is Mine Kill Falls. Mine Kill State Park has 6.5 miles of trails, including a 3.5-mile section of the Long Path, a 347-mile trail that runs north from New York City to Thacher State Park in Albany County and is designated as a National Recreation Trail. The lower reservoir is stocked with trout and walleye and is ideal for motor boating, kayaking and water skiing. The park has an Olympic size pool, wading pool and diving pool at no cost. Other seasonal activities include hiking and mountain biking. The park also hosts soccer leagues and camps on its regulation sized athletic fields. In winter, visitors enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

You can also make use of NYPA’s tremendous recreational resources, get active and experience New York’s history, culture, and natural beauty - all while staying close to home, staying safe, socially distant, and enjoying free outdoor fun. Explore our Recreation and Staycation webpage for more info.

A visit to Blenheim-Gilboa