NYPA Visitors Center Offers Expanded Hours for the Summer

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

May 23, 2012


MASSENA – The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch will offer expanded summer hours just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

The admission-free visitors center, part of the NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, will now be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The visitors center offers many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment. You can hop on a bicycle generator and turn pedal power into electricity or have a hair-raising experience with static electricity using the Van de Graaff generator. The audiovisual terrain map charts the course of the mighty St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg to Massena.

Last year, NYPA welcomed more than 23,000 visitors to the Hawkins Point facility.

NYPA will again be offering free movies every Tuesday beginning July 3. Every Tuesday through Aug. 28, family-friendly films will be shown as part of NYPA’s 'Beat the Heat' summer campaign. Movies will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the visitors center’s auditorium.

On Fridays, classic movies are shown at 1:30 p.m. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Movie schedules and information on other visitors center events can be found at For more information or to book a tour, please call 315-764-0226 ext 302.

About NYPA:

■The New York Power Authority 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 a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it 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,

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