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NYPA's Visitors Centers - Free Seasonal Events

As the cooler temperatures of autumn arrive, the foliage throughout New York State becomes vibrant - and colorful shades of red, orange and yellow seem to paint the landscape. Our visitors centers are set amidst some of the most scenic locations in New York State, and we invite you to enjoy the beauty of the season at our visitors centers during our free, family-friendly events.

NYPA’s annual Halloween events are a real treat for the whole family!


NYPA’s Halloween events are a real treat for the whole family!

Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center: The annual "Halloween Spooktacular" Saturday, Oct. 26!

The array of spooky activities and games pleased the crowd, and children (newborn to 15 years old) came in costume to be a part of the Halloween costume contest, with prizes awarded.

Known as the Power Vista, the visitors center is located 4 miles downstream from Niagara Falls and it features more than 50 interactive exhibits and a new QR code tour! Call 866-NYPA-FUN (697-2386) for information.


Get your costume ready for a spooky weekend of fun at B-G!

B-G Power Project Visitors Center: Schoharie Weekend of Halloween Fun - Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 26 & 27!

Two days of “Scho-haire-raising” Halloween fun, complete with a parade, haunted hayrides and a costume contest for children of all ages, with prizes awarded. On Sunday, an "otherworldly" Haunted History Tour at Lansing Manor gave the crowd a good Halloween treat!

The Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center in North Blenheim, is located on the Schoharie Creek in the northern Catskill Mountains. Our admission-free visitors center is housed in a 19th century dairy barn! Call 800-724-0309 for information.


Come get your Trick-or-Treat on at NYPA’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center!

Hawkins Point Visitors Center: "Spooktacular" Halloween Party - Saturday, Oct. 26!

The day's festivities will took place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and featured face-painting and pumpkin-painting, games, movies and much more. Children in costume got to Trick-or-Treat for goodie bags during the party.

The Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch offers panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and state-of-the-art hands-on exhibits. Call 315-764-0226 for information.

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