Stone Church

Stone Church, Dover Plains: Address, Phone Number, Stone Church Reviews: 4.5/5

Stone Church
4.5
Historic Sites • Caverns & Caves • Hiking Trails
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Ninny Ebaum
171 contributions
Fresh Air Gem!
Apr. 2021 • Family
Enjoyed about an hour visit to the Stone Church in Dover Plains. Easy walk, not handicapped accessible though. You can go as far up to the cave as you feel comfortable. Hiking shoes are a good idea, as the rocks can get slippery. And to go inside...you might want something waterproof.

Parking at the elementary school across the street is ideal. No parking on the actual driveway because its private property.
Written April 2, 2021
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josephbJ7293FL
Danbury, CT91 contributions
A very beautiful place
Aug. 2019 • Business
I visited this site several times
The hike is very good and at the end you get to see a beautiful geological feature which has a great historical past
Written August 28, 2019
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Debbie L
3 contributions
Beautiful sight to see
May 2019 • Couples
Had a lot of fun climbing up to the cave. The water cascading through was delightful. I'd love to have climbed into the cave but I didn't have waterproof boots on.We then went up to to the lookout. It was about a 15 minute hike up and then the lookout was through a break in the trees.Nice view of the mountains. I'd love to spend a little more time exploring.
Written May 20, 2019
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Scott Q
5 contributions
Wonderful hike
Nov. 2018 • Family
It is an extremely easy hike to get up to where you can see Stone Church. The only big hill is the first set of stairs at the beginning. Once you get close to it along the stream, the trail becomes more challenging. It is narrow and the rocks can be wet. Depending on the conditions the more adventurous might be able to jump rock to rock inside. It is a beautiful area, a nice easy walk and the trail is fine for almost all abilities of hikers to at least see Stone Church. Unfortunately it is not handicapped accessible. When school is out, park in the elementary school parking lot and walk over. Do not park in the driveway up to the trailhead.
Written April 13, 2019
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Dawn F
Patchogue, United States33 contributions
Winter visit
Mar. 2019 • Solo
I visited Dover Stone Church for the first time in mid-March when there was still snow on the ground. When I reached the cave, the view was breathtaking! The water running down the outside rocks was frozen and had a blue tint to it. The brook itself was half ice and half running.
When I entered the cave, part of the waterfall was frozen. It was truly amazing. If you own waterproof hiking boots, I suggest wearing them if you want to step on the stones to get inside the cave more. As was mentioned in another review, this trail begins by going up a gravel driveway. There is a very small sign for Dover Stone Church next to it.
Written April 7, 2019
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Gary Y
5 contributions
Fall color
Nov. 2018 • Solo
I have been hiking around Stone Church for decades. In recent years, local enthusiasts have improved the maintenance and site access. A leisurely stroll along a naturally defined path that eases the transition from field to streamside meander requires no special equipment although I recommend that you bring some water. Be prepared to take out with you anything you bring in as there are no facilities to handle debris. The scenery is a treat and it does not take long to forget how close you are to Route 22.
Be sure to park on the other side of Route 22 as there is no designated parking by the entrance.
Be good to nature. Stone Church is a fine example of nature being good to us.
You will know you have arrived. Experience it for yourself. You will be glad you went.
Written February 12, 2019
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balaczar
New Milford, CT251 contributions
Beautiful place
Feb. 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful place to visit any time of year. Although in the winter the hiking is a bit more difficult as it was icy the day we went. Enjoy the hiking trails along with the waterfall.
Written February 7, 2019
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Grandma108
Wingdale, NY62 contributions
Great for a Pinic or Hike
Apr. 2018
Another place that feels like it’s a million miles from civilization....Once you get on the trail, you forget that you were just on Rte.22.....The air temp drops, and your3 surrounded by trees and the sound of birds. The path can be a bit steep....but not too often. If you walk the entire length of the trail( it’s not too long...not exactly sure of length)... you are rewarded with an amazing view of the natural rock formation....The Stone Church.
Written August 10, 2018
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nancyn349
15 contributions
Amazing Natural Cave!
Aug. 2017 • Solo
The name assumes you will see a man made structure but it is a natural cave with interior water fall. No wonder the Pequot Indian tribe considered it a sanctuary and holy place. Wear hiking boots/shoes as the last few hundred feet of hike is next to a rock strewn stream (wet and sometimes mossy) which can be a bit treacherous without proper footwear. Not much of an ascent though.
Much of the hike is pleasant and easy enough through fields. The excitement mounts as you approach the stream and see the arched opening to the cave ahead. It truly is worth a visit. Additional parking across Rte 22 as the site's parking lot is small. This is helpful to know on the weekend.
Written July 10, 2018
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Don F
Danbury, CT71 contributions
We loved the water filled cave.
Jun. 2018
You can walk as many trails as you want. The trail leading back to the cave is not that far. The other trails are optional. The trails going back tot he Stone Church is along a creek that in places you must walk on rocks that might be wet. A little balance is needed to get to the cave. To enter the cave more balance is needed.
Written July 9, 2018
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