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Guided Hike at Dover Stone Church & Roger Perry Preserve

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Great Hollow’s naturalist, John Foley, for a special guided hike at Dover Stone Church and the Roger Perry Preserve in Dover Plains, NY. Stone Church is a steep ravine that ends at an extraordinary cathedral-like cave formation and features a stunning 30-foot waterfall. The walk to that point is easy and takes about 25 minutes. We will then retrace our steps back to the parking lot and carpool a short distance to the Roger Perry Preserve. There, we will walk a trail of pure white sand leading through a red cedar forest. Once known locally as the White Sands of Dover, this site features a series of eroded limestone ridges and stunning bedrock outcrops. Calcium enriched ground water seeps through rivulets, creating an area of rich calcareous wetland fens that support a unique assemblage of both plants and wildlife, many of which are rare and endangered.

Both hikes are rather easy and are suitable for children ages 8 and up. Due to the sensitivity of these areas, we ask you to leave your dogs home.  We will meet in the Great Hollow parking lot at 9am and then drive to the Dover Elementary School parking lot, or you may meet us directly at the school parking lot by 10am. Please register by emailing John at gro.w1539985447olloh1539985447taerg1539985447@yelo1539985447fj1539985447. A suggested donation of $5 per person for non-members is appreciated for this event.

Details

Date:
August 25
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Cranberry Mountain WMA
Patterson, NY 12563 United States + Google Map

Organizer

Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center
Phone:
(203) 546-7789
Email:
info@greathollow.org