HAMILTON, NJ - If it quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it may be a duck at the Abbott Marshlands for the annual Winter Duck Walks in Roebling Park at Spring Lake in Hamilton. Each year, the Marshlands become a popular vacation destination for ducks, or as some have said, a "mecca for migrating waterfowl"
The free Mercer County Park Commission Nature Program during their Winter Duck Walks teaches participants about these migrating birds and their journey will be held on between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on three Sundays: December 15, January 12, and February 9 at the Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue. Many species can find the food needed to refuel, spend some time bonding with potential mates, and rest before their next long trip.
Spring Lake is accessible from Sewell Avenue, off South Broad Street. The Park Commission will provide extra binoculars for those who need them. Adult and teens who participate are encouraged to dress for cold and possibly windy weather. Those interested in the Winter Duck Walks and other upcoming programs can register through the Mercer County Park Commission Community Pass.
The nature center in Hamilton provides programs and exhibits that encourage visitors to explore and discover the many cultural, historic and natural resources of the Abbott Marshlands.
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