Cloudy when we left home but sunny when we got to the island. Decided to get in a good one today as bad weather forecast again for tomorrow. We started from the parking area near the end of Otter Cliff road. It was really nice to be out in the sun and the closed road was deserted except for a lone biker.
This is a nice stretch of loop road because it is mostly close to the shore. There are some pull offs for cars for views and also very short paths from the road to other ledges with views. Kelley found all of those and insisted we check them out
There is also a set of stairs leading down to a rocky beach
We followed the loop road to the Hunters Brook Trail , just past where the road passes under Rte. 3 . The brook makes this another of the trails Kelley really likes.
We followed this trail to near the point where it turns away from the stream and then turned back the way we had come. On the way out we met a nice family on the trail and this pleased Kelley.
Back on the loop road we turned toward where we had started and Kelly had to revisit the paths we had visited on the way
On the way back there were a lot more people, both bikers and people on foot- taking advantage of the beautiful day when tommorow is going to be nasty.
I am always impressed with life clinging to the smallest of niches.
A nice outing for both of us - 3 1/2 hours