A Trip to Power Authority
Visitors Center Can Take a Bite out of Summer Gas Costs
June 27, 2006
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) wants
to help keep soaring gas prices from taking a bite out of your
wallet and putting the brakes on your vacation plans as it kicks off
a summer travel campaign July 1 that promises “More Cruisin’ Less
Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” Activities start with a trip to NYPA’s
own admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the St.
Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, and continue on to
other nearby attractions in beautiful Northern New York.
Jill Chamberlain, community relations
representative at the visitors center, said: “Your family summer
vacation doesn’t need to break the bank. There’s so much to see and
do at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center and throughout Northern New
York that we’re more than happy to help you plan outings that are
full of family fun…and close to fuel-less.”
The Hawkins Point Visitors Center offers a
fun-filled day with its many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy,
electricity, history and the environment, plus a visit to its
observation deck that provides a panoramic view of NYPA’s power dam,
the St. Lawrence River and Canada. Right next door is Robert Moses
State Park for hiking, camping, boating and fishing. Or picnic by
the St. Lawrence Seaway’s Eisenhower Lock and watch the ocean-going
ships move through it.
The Hawkins Point Visitors Center will be open
daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Columbus Day.
While at the Hawkins Point center, visitors can
pick up a free packet of energy-saving tips to keep them cool this
summer and warm come winter. The packets include information on a
host of nearby attractions to help plan a summer of memorable
day-tripping adventures for families right in their own backyards,
rather than memories of costly visits to the gas pump.
For more information on the Hawkins Point Visitors
Center at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, call
315-764-0226, x300 or toll free at 800-262-NYPA for New York State
■ 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 a
leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and
electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation’s
largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities
in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of
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