NYPA's Blenheim-Gilboa Project
Visitors Center and Lansing Manor are Close By Attractions for this
May 21, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority’s
(NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project admission-free
visitors center and Historic Lansing Manor are just a short distance
from almost everywhere in the Catskill region. With gas prices
hitting record levels, they are a great place to spend the upcoming
Memorial Day weekend.
The visitors center, housed in a 19th-century dairy
barn, offers interactive exhibits on electricity, technology,
history and the environment. Next to the visitors center is the
Historic Lansing Manor, an early American country estate built in
1819. Lansing Manor is filled with authentic furnishings from the
first half of the 19th century.
In addition, there are plenty of outdoor activities
in and around the visitors center. NYPA hosts a 1.9-acre wetland
adjacent to the visitors center. The area serves as an outdoor
classroom to demonstrate the function and benefits of wetlands,
including the improved air and water quality they help provide.
There is even more to do outdoors with over five miles of hiking
trails that connect the grounds of the visitors center to adjacent
Mine Kill State Park.
The visitors center is located about an hour from
downtown Albany and is open daily (except some holidays) from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic Lansing Manor is open May 1 through October
31 (closed on Tuesdays) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional
information, call 1-800-724-0309 or visit NYPA on the Web at
■ 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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