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Free Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing Available at Blenheim-Gilboa Project

Steve Ramsey

January 4, 2008


NORTH BLENHEIM—The free cross-country ski trails at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project have become an increasingly popular attraction because of the recent cold weather and snow.

The trails, which link the project’s admission-free visitors center with Mine Kill State Park, will be open daily from dawn to dusk as long as the snow remains. Free snowshoe rentals are available at the visitors center to people showing valid identification.

The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge. For more information, call 1-800-724-0309 or visit NYPA on the Web at .

 About NYPA:

■    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 transmission lines.

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