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    Top Spots in and near Dover Plains

    • Dover Plains, New York

      Hike Dover's Stone Church

      4.5
      Dover Stone Church has been a beautiful and popular destination in the Hudson Valley for some time, and recently the park purchased a new parcel of land and added three trails through the nearby woods. But the gem of the park is, and always will be, the impressive cave with the creek and waterfal...
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    • Kent, Connecticut

      Hike the Ridge Loop Trail, Macedonia Brook SP

      3.0
      For a quick weekend trip from Newport, RI, Macedonia Brook State Park had a lot to offer for its size. In three or four hours, with lunch, you can hike the 6.4 mile ridge trail and get some fresh air without having to hike on too busy of trails. The elevation gain is only around 700 ft, however, ...
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    • Kent, Connecticut

      Explore Kent Falls

      5.0
      0.75 mi / 250 ft gain
      Every now and then you need a day to rest those sore muscle from all your recent adventures. The only issue is, you don't want to sit around inside, you want to be outside. Insert a trip to Kent Fall State Park. The perfect rest adventure day.Located 1 hour and 45 minutes north of New York City i...
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    • Stanfordville, New York

      Explore Wethersfield Estate & Gardens

      The Wethersfield Estate is a beautiful estate and property located less than 2 hours north of New York City. The gardens are expansive and extremely beautiful, open to the public each day from noon to 5pm (COVID-19 hours). Additionally, there are trails for horseback rides, carriage rides, dog-wa...
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    • Sharon, Connecticut

      Hike the Pine Knob Loop, Housatonic Meadows SP

      5.0
      2.5 mi / 770 ft gain
      The Pine Knob loop is a 2.5 mile loop trail that takes you through beautiful thick  woods filled with vistas, wild flowers and tons of wild life.  You will start your adventure at the Pine Knob Trail head where you will be able to a Connecticut Appalachian trail guide. Pine Knob is a blue blaze ...
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    • Washington, Connecticut

      Hike Meeker Trail

      3.3 mi / 639 ft gain
      Meeker Trail is a 3.3 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near New Preston, Connecticut.
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    • Washington, Connecticut

      Hike the Mount Tom Tower Trail

      1.3 mi / 337 ft gain
      Starting from the parking lot of Mt. Tom State Park, hop onto the Tower Trail (yellow trail) which leads more into the woods. During winter time, the trail may be slippery, please use your best judgement and always know your limits. Gaining about 300 feet in total elevation in approximately 1 mil...
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    • New Fairfield, Connecticut

      Hike Squantz Pond Trail

      2.2 mi / 321 ft gain
      The hike is rated as moderate and is accessible all year round. While it’s accessible during all seasons, the sights of the leaves changing colors in the autumn makes it an exceptionally beautiful time to do this hike. You’ll definitely want to snap some photos along the way of the foliage reflec...
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    • Canaan, Connecticut

      Explore Great Falls

      3.0
      0.5 mi
      Stumbled upon Great Falls in the Falls Village section of Canaan, CT. The stunning 50ft waterfall doesn't disappoint. very easy hike from parking lot, you must cross the river in order to get close for bottom view. Hop on top of turtle rock and relax as the waterfall tumbles in the distance.
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    • Salisbury, Connecticut

      Explore Riga Falls

      The best part of the adventure is finding this hidden gem also known as Riga Falls. Riga Falls is actually one of Connecticut's lesser known waterfalls, but arguably the most scenic. A helpful hint is that the waterfall lies beside dirt road, keep your ears open! I've already said too much, happy...
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    • Carmel Hamlet, New York

      Ninham Mountain Fire Tower

      5.0
      1.23 mi / 367 ft gain
      This is more of a stroll than a hike, which is nice because you can add it to another hike in the same day if you're in the area. From the dirt parking lot take the trail off to the right. Just stay straight and in about 15 minutes you'll see a huge fire tower (hard to miss). Feel free to climb a...
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    • Salisbury, Connecticut

      Bear Mountain Loop

      4.5
      6.05 mi / 1516 ft gain
      At 2,316 feet, Bear Mountain is the highest peak in Connecticut. The peak is about a half-mile south of the Massachusetts state line on the Appalachian Trail. The views are great. On a clear day you can see some of the peaks in southern New Hampshire. The remnants of a stone tower are on the summ...
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    • Mount Washington, Massachusetts

      Mount Frissell and Brace Mountain Loop Trail

      5.08 mi / 807 ft gain
      Mount Frissell and Brace Mountain Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near South Egremont, Massachusetts.
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    • Litchfield, Connecticut

      Photograph Daffodils at Laurel Ridge

      Laurel Ridge is a private owned Farm , the owners are generous enough to let people visit these flowers so please be respectful of there rules.  You may see the Daffodils from Sunrise-Sunset and usually fully bloomed Early April-May. Laurel Ridge is the perfect way to start Spring, the smell and ...
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    • Brewster, New York

      Fly Fish the East Branch of the Croton River

      If you're craving some time away from the bustle of everyday life to enjoy some silence, broken only by the babbling sound of water flowing over small boulders and the occasional crunching of leaves-- you'll find many spots along the Croton River to satisfy your desire for stillness.  The Croton...
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    • Kent, New York

      King's Chamber and Moose Hill Loop

      3.14 mi / 499 ft gain
      King's Chamber and Moose Hill Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Carmel, New York.
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    Camping and Lodging in Dover Plains

    Northfield Brook Lake Group Shelters
    Thomaston, Connecticut

    Northfield Brook Lake Group Shelters

    New York City North / Newburgh KOA Holiday
    Wallkill, New York

    New York City North / Newburgh KOA Holiday

    Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area
    Naugatuck, Connecticut

    Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area

    Getaway Catskills East
    Catskill, New York

    Getaway Catskills East

    From $209 / night

    Getaway Catskills West
    Catskill, New York

    Getaway Catskills West

    From $209 / night

    Bear Mountain Inn
    Tomkins Cove, New York

    Bear Mountain Inn

    From $109 / night

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Dover Plains

    5 Reasons to Plan a Summer Getaway to Bear Mountain, New York

    5 Reasons to Plan a Summer Getaway to Bear Mountain, New York

    Sara Sheehy

    Escape the Bustle of New York City with a Weekend at Bear Mountain

    Escape the Bustle of New York City with a Weekend at Bear Mountain

    The Outbound Collective

    Earth Day 2020 Goes Online: How to Get Involved

    Earth Day 2020 Goes Online: How to Get Involved

    Jonathan Stull

    Escape to These 8 Private Campsites in Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains

    Escape to These 8 Private Campsites in Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains

    The Outbound Collective

    Pursuit Gear Kit 2018

    Pursuit Gear Kit 2018

    Pursuit Series