January 14, 2023

Dutchess Land Conservancy

Saturday, January 14 (Snow Date - Saturday, February 4), 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Geologist Becky Nesel leads a walk exploring the geologic wonder of the Dover Stone Church.

Join the DLC on Saturday, January 14 on an exploration of one of Dutchess County's finest geologic landmarks - Dover Stone Church. Becky Nesel leads engaging and enthusiastic walks, and this one is sure to be no exception. We'll hike to the Stone Church and learn about the tectonic collisions that formed the bedrock of the land and the many upheavals, glaciations, and millenia of flowing water that would eventually create this magnificent natural structure. We'll also look closely at the rocks in the area, investigating their composition to try to understand how beautiful tiny garnets and sparkling mica ended up embedded within.

What to Bring:
  • Warm layered clothing
  • Water and snacks
  • A sense of curiosity and enthusiasm
  • Questions!

Where to Meet:
  • Dover Elementary School Parking Lot - 9 School St., Dover Plains, NY