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Lower Duck Pond Beach Walk

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Gallery

Lower Duck Pond Beach Gallery

Store

Store Fundy West

Quick Facts

Difficulty easy
Trail Type linear
Distance 870 metres
Estimated Time 30 minutes return
Surface Type gravel beach
Elevation Change 5 metres
Features beach
Trail Markers none but easy to follow
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception US networks
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees none

Description

Lower Duck Pond Beach is a long crescent beach in Lower Duck Pond Bay. The beach is a mix of larger cobblestone and smaller gravel. I love the sounds of the round rocks rolling over each other in the waves.

The walk starts at the lookout platform at Lower Duck Pond. To the left is a rocky shoreline towards Liberty Point. The beach is to the right. The forest along the beach soon opens up into an open bog and eventually comes to a pond above the beach. There is an outlet streambed that crosses the beach. On my visit the streambed was dry but at different water levels this stream may be more difficult to cross.

Parking lot at Lower Duck Pond Beach

The bog extends uphill to a large dome bog. After the pond, the shore comes to a slight point where the beach narrows. It may be difficult to continue around this point at high tide. If you do get past this small point you will come to another, smaller crescent beach before coming to a point that juts out and almost forms a small island. This point splits Upper and Lower Duck Ponds.

Map

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Directions

To get to Lower Duck Pond Beach, drive in the Glensevern Road across the Roosevelt Cottage historic site. Continue on the Glensevern Road for just over 5 kilometres and you will see the road down to Lower Duck Pond Beach on the right. Drive down to the end of the short road and park in the parking area. The lookout platform and beach access are off the end of the parking area.

Wild Beach Pea growing along Lower Duck Pond Beach

Trail Last Hiked: August 6, 2023.

Page Last Updated: February 10, 2024.