Roses in Hempstead House Rose Garden

Dear Friends,

The Conservancy wishes everyone a healthy and happy Autumn season! We’re excited to announce a full schedule of exciting events to explore, experience, and celebrate the season!

Fall Happenings…
Four Seasons in Music: Connected Play on Sunday October 10 at 7 – 8 pm
Autumn Fest on Sunday, October 17 (rain date October 24) at 12 – 4 pm
Halloween Haunt: Campsite X on October 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31

Year-round outdoor programs offer wonderful, enriching experiences for all ages:

Guided Nature Walks take place on the second Saturday of every month;
Outdoor Adventures are led monthly by Ranger Eric Powers;
Forest Bathing sessions are led by certified guide Linda Lombardo.

If you prefer to explore independently and at your own pace, Self-Guided Tours are available online for visitors. Three themed tours can be enjoyed on your own schedule and at the pace you set: The History Tour (available in seven languages), Native Wildlife & Diverse Environments, and the Bird Watching Tour.  Each provides new perspectives on this beautiful site.

The mansions are closed now, however the Welcome Center in Castle Gould, the Great Lawn, Rose Garden, Forest, and Pond area are all accessible – and the Woodland Playground and Dog Run are open for play.

We hope you’ll join the Conservancy to support our mission to preserve and enhance the Guggenheim Estate for the benefit of the public. The Conservancy must raise 98% of our budget, so we now depend entirely on Gatehouse revenue, memberships, and donations to sustain our operations. Members receive many benefits, including discounts to select programs and events throughout the year and unlimited free admission to the Preserve’s grounds.

Sign up for email updates and follow us on Facebook and Instagram, so you don’t miss announcements about upcoming programs and events that will be scheduled in the future.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Sands Point Preserve, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@sandspointpreserve.org.

The Preserve is a wonderful, year-round resource – we look forward to seeing you here soon!


Signature - Beth
Beth Horn
Executive Director
Beth Horn