Dover Stone Church Preserve

Dover Stone Church Preserve

41.739125, -73.586799

Main feature: a short, moderate walk leads to a scenic brook and a dramatic natural cavern—the "Dover Stone Church" —through which water flows out and sunlight filters in.  

This is a small-town preserve, which began in 2004 by offering a single short hike (about 1.2 miles round-trip from parking area). The scenic brook and cavern at the end of the trail make the Dover Stone Church — an extraordinary cave-like natural formation — a worthwhile destination.  Inside the cavern is a 30-foot waterfall cascading into pool of water that flows through and then out of the...

Park Acreage:

120.00 acres


Dover Plains

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Contact Information

Web Link:

Town of Dover


(845) 832-6111


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Dogs in park:

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Trip Reports

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May 14, 2016
Gorgeous spot
I have visited this place numerous times. It is one of the most scenic spots around. The new trails are alright, but the money spot is the "Stone Church." I visited today hoping to get there before the rains fell and was rewarded with amazing beauty.  If you would like to see images of this short easy hike with a big payoff, visit:
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