Winter Duck Walks planned in Roebling Park
HAMILTON -- Every winter the Abbott Marshlands becomes a popular vacation destination; for ducks, that is. Find out why so many visitors are flocking to this area by joining the Nature Programs during their Winter Duck Walks in Roebling Park at Spring Lake. This free program will take place on Sunday, Dec. 15, Sunday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Abbott Marshlands is a mecca for migrating waterfowl. Many species can find the food needed to refuel, spend some time bonding with potential mates and rest before their next long trip. Come learn about these migrating birds and their journey, then stop by the Tulpehaking Nature Center to warm up with hot chocolate.
Spring Lake is accessible from Sewell Avenue, off South Broad Street. The Park Commission will provide extra binoculars for those who need them. Please dress for cold, windy weather. This program is appropriate for adults and teens. Those interested in the Winter Duck Walks and other upcoming programs can register through Community Pass by following this link: https://register.communitypass.net/reg/season_2019-2020.
The Tulpehaking Nature Center is located at 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08610. It is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
The nature center provides programs and exhibits that encourage visitors to explore and discover the many cultural, historic and natural resources of the Abbott Marshlands. It is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. For more information about the nature center, programs, and schedule of events, call (609) 888-3218 or visit www.mercercountyparks.org.
Learn more about the migratory patterns of waterfowl in New Jersey during the Winter Duck Walks led by Park Commission Naturalist staff.