Hike and drawing contest promote energy awareness


North Blenheim — Experience the magnificent fall foliage of the Schoharie Valley, on Saturday, Oct. 5, along one of the best hiking trails in the Northern Catskills on the grounds surrounding the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center. The Fall Nature Hike is free, lasts an hour and departs from the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center at 1 p.m.

Energy Awareness Month takes place annually in October and in addition to the Fall Hike, NYPA is featuring a month-long drawing contest, where contestants can showcase their knowledge of energy awareness. Children in grades K-6 are invited to submit drawings that feature the theme of energy awareness.

All entries will be displayed in the visitor’s center where all visitors may vote on their favorite drawing. The drawing with the most votes will win a prize. Every child who submits a drawing will receive a gift recognizing their participation in the contest.

Whether hiking on the visitors center trails or participating in the Energy Awareness drawing contest, visitors are invited to enjoy the wide array of hands-on displays and energy exhibits at the admission-free visitors center which presents information on the basics of electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant.
The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.