Summer is winding down, but you can still close it out with a scenic and historic getaway. The Powerhouse Insiders tour, found at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project in the North Cascades, never fails to delight visitors. This weekend is your last chance to explore it this season!
The tour begins with a beautiful stroll through the historic town of Newhalem. Visitors learn about the town’s unique history through insightful and entertaining tour guides. Be prepared to feel like you have traveled back to the 1920s as you explore the original construction camp for the Skagit Hydroelectric Project. During your walk, you will look on at the breathtaking Skagit River and learn how City Light promotes a healthy ecosystem for salmon.
Next, you’ll see the wonders of hydropower at work inside the Gorge Powerhouse, which is normally closed to the public. (We don’t call it an insider’s tour for nothing.) You’ll walk the generator floor and learn how City Light makes and manages power. There will be expert tour guides accompanying you, so feel free to ask questions. It’s a powerful experience.
After a full afternoon of adventure and fun, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. Our cooks have been making tasty picnic lunches for almost 90 years! Enjoy a picnic lunch of chicken (or a vegetarian option) and a side of potato salad to conclude your tour.
We would love to have you along on our Powerhouse Insiders tour before it closes for the season. Don’t miss your chance! Sign up today: http://www.seattle.gov/light/damtours/skagittours.asp