We started our third day of hiking with a drive around the coast of Desert Island.  We had planned on heading over to the far side of the island but we got a late start and changed plans on the fly.  As we were driving we passed a great little cove with a sandy beach and place to pull off, so we did.

Otter Cove
This is Otter Cover. It is not a hike. It was a beautiful sight so we stopped.

 
Otter Cove Family
A family picture at Otter Cove.

 
Otter Cove Mom Aurora
Mother and daughter at the cove.

 
That wave is only an inch high.
That wave is only an inch high.

 

At the top of Otter Cove looking down.
At the top of Otter Cove looking down.

 
Steep Drops
Steep Drops

 

Looking out onto Otter Cove.
Looking out onto Otter Cove.

 

After spending some time at Otter Cove we were in the mood for a hike. So we pulled out our trusty app and found a family friendly hike not far from our location.  It is known as Emery Path.  This was a perfect hike for the family. Emery Path has a  474 ft. ascent, this hike starts at the Nature Center Sieur de Monts and follows a path up the face of the Dorr Mountain. This looks over the Frenchman Bay, Mt. Desert Narrows and The Tarn Pond.

Emery Path
This is the Emery Path hike. Picture curtsey of the REI Trails App

 

Door Mountain lookout.
This is Dorr Mountain. There are many hikes on this mountain. One of them is the Emery Path.

 

Emery Path start
The path starts at Sieur de Monts Nature Center. Unfortunately the nature center was under construction so we could not get in.

 

It was complete with paths and steps.
This trail was heavily groomed. It was complete with paths and steps.

 

Many stair paths were built into he mountain
Many stair paths were built into he mountain.

 

Emery Stairs

 
Emery Stiars

 

Emery Path Face
As we climbed up the mountain the path tracked along the face of the mountain. There was plenty of space to walk creating great views instead of terrifying us.

 

Emery Lookout Family

 
Emery Family Lookout

 
This view is about 1/2 way up the mountain at one of the lookouts
This view is about 1/2 way up the mountain at one of the lookouts.

 

Emmery Lookout

 
The more hikes we did the more comfortable the kids were to sit by themselves on breaks. I found Aurora sitting looking out at a view.

 

Dorr Mountain lookout
This is the opposite view of the Dorr Mountain lookout photo.

 

Emery Path tunnel
The makers of this path had some fun. On the way down they created a thin tunnel.

 

Emery Tight Stairs

 
Emery Tight Stairs
Too tight…

 
Emmery Path

 
Emmery Paths

 
Nina Happy

 
Emmery Finishing

 
Emmery Finished

 

Another successful day of hiking.