Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

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Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby Kelly » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:43 pm

Found this place completely by accident today. If you ever find yourself driving through Dutchess County . . . it's well worth the hike back. Even with the wrong kind of foot gear, I don't regret the time and effort spent on the trek!

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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby hobkyl » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:37 am

WOWSERS! That's an awesome find!
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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby Kelly » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:43 am

Yeah, it was beautiful and I know my pictures won't be as nice as the ones I linked to, but I'll have some to share in a few days.
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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby Kelly » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:10 pm

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Thought you hard core waterfallers might get a chuckle out of my high tech hiking footwear! ;)
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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby hobkyl » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:51 am

Psssh! Those are great Kelly! You should have shared those first! The best footwear you have, is whatever you have on your feet at the moment of discovery.
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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby L_G_D » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:09 am

Wow, nice shots. This place looks cool, our own little slot canyon, think I might have to make the trip down there sometime.
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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby Kelly » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:21 am

Funny story, and how we found it by accident.....

Driving through this little village, we spotted one of those blue and yellow historical markers. Stopped to read it. It read "Dover Stone Church" with an arrow pointing "somewhere". No parking is available on site, so we found some little parking lot beside a building and headed off to find this church.

We followed signs and paths and kept looking for this old stone church. Wondered if any of it still remained. Didn't see any sign of a church. Kept walking on really well maintained grounds figuring the paths led somewhere.......walked some more, heard water flowing. Eventually found the cavern and the falls.....and thought how neat it would have been to have attended church next to the falls - but what a long walk/ride it would have been for churchgoers to have traveled from what is now the main road. And why was there no marker where the church once stood? Took photos, enjoyed the hike.......

Got back to the hotel and googled Dover Stone Church and had that lightbulb moment. :idea:

:poke: :heehee: OH! The cavern is the "church"! Too funny - and a great memory!
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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby Brenda » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:23 am

Love it!
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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby ApproachingLight » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:40 am

Nice Kelly. Now be honest. Where did you get the high tech hiking footware? And does one need to take out a 2nd mortgage to get these!

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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby Kelly » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:37 pm

Oh any good outdoor store carries them. They're those new invisible steel toe, extra support flip flops. And no - no second mortgage. They actually cost less than a gallon of Wegman's apple cider - which is something like $20 this year. :down:
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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby americanhero » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:50 pm

what a lovely place, Kelly. Those are great shots!! :up:
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Re: Dover Stone Church Falls - Dover, NY

Postby junior166745151 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:40 am

After seeing this post, I took the trek up north from Queens, NY. Almost didn't find it because the historic sign is facing north on the south bound side of route 22. Definately worth seeing this cavern and a nice walk through the trails. Just make sure that as you get closer you are very careful because the rocks are very slippery. You can find a nice rock to sit on and wet your feet on a very hot day, maybe even take a dip if you can find a good spot without the water pushing you over. Took my Canon 6D and shot a few nice pics.
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