Dover Stone Church

Dover Plains, New York 12522

Dover Stone Church

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"An exquisite little trail leads to a cathedral-ceilinged cave with its own interior waterfall. In the 1630s the Pequot grand sachem (chief) Sassacus used this cave on the Stone Church Brook as a hideout to escape English soldiers hunting for him.

The English were only one of this chief’s worries, however. The Pequots dominated the Mohegans, another tribe in the New London, Connecticut, area, led by sachem Uncas. The Mohegans joined forces with the English to rebel against Pequot rule, a conflict history records as the Pequot War—and one that Sassacus lost rather spectacularly."

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Trail Information

Dover Plains
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
1.0 mile
59 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
45 minutes
Additional Use
Friends of the Dover Stone Church, Dover Plains, NY 12522, and Town of Dover; (845) 8326111; or
Local Contacts
NatGeo TOPO! Map (USGS): Pine Plains, NY; trail map available online at
Local Maps

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Dec 2018