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New York Power Authority announces limited reopening of visitors centers

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Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am

Added safety precautions in place; reservations required

The New York Power Authority announced the limited reopening of its Niagara Power Vista in Western New York and Hawkins Point Visitors Center in the North Country.

Beginning Friday, Oct. 30, NYPA visitors centers in Lewiston and Massena will be open on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays for small tours, by reservation only, comprised of members of the same family or groups that have sheltered-in-place together.

To protect visitors and NYPA employees, NYPA has added new safety precautions, including a reservation system that allows for limited, timed, guided tours for members of the same family or groups that have sheltered-in-place, state-of-the-art indoor filtration systems, visitor health screenings and temperature checks, and between-tour facility cleanings. All visitors must wear masks at all times. Tour guides also will wear masks.

The following visitors centers will be open for small tours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday:

•Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston

•Hawkins Point Visitors Center, 21 Hawkins Point Road, Massena

To make a reservation or for further information, visit the visitors center information page on NYPA’s website at www.nypa.gov/VisitorsCenters. Up-to-date information regarding the facilities will be available at this address going forward.

All NYPA visitor center events remain canceled.

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