Mine Kill/Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project

Scenic Vistas

Mine Kill State Park

Overview:

Plan a visit to the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in North Blenheim, just 40 miles southwest of Albany on the Schoharie Creek in the northern Catskill Mountains. Our power project and admission-free Visitors Center have a deliberately low profile amidst spectacular scenery, historic settings and a developed state park.

Please call ahead for directions, and special event information, 1-800-724-0309. Visitors center hours of operation: Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round. Closed on Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

Housed in a 19th-century dairy barn, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center has been completely renovated as part of our power project’s 25th anniversary. State-of-the-art exhibits and interactive displays demonstrate how our power is made and how it’s used.

Feel like hiking? Then take a stroll along our 2-1/2-mile Bluebird Trail, so named because of our efforts to help restore populations of New York’s state bird.

In winter, enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on our trails. The Bluebird Trail traverses a rolling hillside between our Visitors Center and nearby Mine Kill State Park, built by the Power Authority and operated by the Saratoga-Capital District Region of the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Its 650 acres include 3 swimming pools and facilities for softball, basketball, volleyball and horseshoes. Picnic grounds and hiking trails let you commune with nature. Fishing season runs from April through September.