Dover Stone Church Cave Waterfall – Beautiful and very unique!
This is arguably the easiest cave waterfall that can be visited in New York State. Dover Stone Church Cave Waterfall (listed in Catskill Region Waterfall Guide by Russell Dunn and also Waterfalls of New York State) is not a true cave waterfall since it is actually located in a very deep crevasse that widens dramatically below the surface of the crack in the ground, but is none the less beautiful and unique.
Aside from the little bit of light that filters through the crack in the ceiling, the cave is dark. Flashlights are suggested anytime other than mid-day if you choose to venture too far into the cave to get a closer look at the waterfall.
Stone Church is a beautiful little park with a tree-lined path that greets you at the park entrance and leads you to the picnic areas and the stream that flows from the cave entrance. The entrance to the park is located just off Rt. 22 and is marked by a blue and yellow historical marker. Parking is located across the street from the park entrance.
Waterfall Name: Dover Stone Church Cave Falls
Alternative Name(s): n/a
Classification: Analysis in Progress
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified
Waterway: Stone Church Brook
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Dover Stone Church
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: Stone Church
Lat/Long: 41.73827, -73.58823
Altitude (Appx Meters): 146.7
Town: Dover Plains
NYS Tourism Region: Hudson Valley
NYS Tourism: https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism
NYDEC Region: Lower Hudson Valley
NYDEC Contact: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html
Parking: 41.7394756, -73.581532
Parking Notes: Parking is at Dover Elementary School, when school is not in session.
Trail head: TBD, TBD
Trail Notes: .5 mile
We are in the process of collecting trails via www.WikiLoc.com, which we will make available in the near future. “Analysis In Progress”, “TBD”, and empty fields denote information currently being collected.
Originator: Russell Dunn
Source 2: Edward M. Smathers (www.DigTheFalls.com)
Source 3: http://www.catskillmountaineer.com/NSL-sleepy.html
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In my top 5!