The Eldred Preserve, located less than 10 miles from the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, unveiled its dove sculpture as part of the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail in September 2021.
The trail—which was initially revealed in 2019—serves to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival and features more than 50 permanently-mounted dove sculptures throughout the region.
Inspired by the iconic music festival, each dove is hand-painted by a local artist, with Keith Phillips as the painter behind The Eldred Preserve’s very own dove. Artists aimed to create a unique design for each dove that reflects the community’s character using the 1960 color palette. Each fiberglass sculpture stands at 5’ high, 12” wide, and 7’ long.
With eye-catching designs and prominent locations, the collection of doves invites both locals and visitors to the region to experience the rich history of the Sullivan Catskills.
The Eldred Preserve joins the dove trail alongside Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Sullivan County Visitors Association, SUNY Sullivan, Resorts World Catskills, and many other local establishments.
Learn more about the dove trail and view the map at sullivancatskills.com/sullivan-catskills-dove-trail.