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Duck Trail

Deer Park


Duck Trail at Deer Park Gallery


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Quick Facts

Difficulty easy
Trail Type linear
Distance 1.8 km
Estimated Time 45 minutes
Surface Type old road
Elevation Change 5 metres
Features river, wetland
Trail Markers light blue arrows
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees none


The Duck Trail is my second favorite trail at Deer Park. It follows along the inside of the long narrow wetland that used to be part of the Oromocto River. The Wetland is now separated from the river by a long strip of land that holds the River Trail. The Trail starts at the back, left corner of the ballfield. From here it goes through the woods to an inlet before coming out to the main wetland. It then turns to the right and follows the wetland. This section of the trail is wet a lot of the time so wear good boots.

The wetland is full of life. Here you can find lots of ducks and herons taking advantage of the grassy wetland.

The trail crosses the Meadow Trail and then continues along the wetland. This end of the trail travels through a beautiful hardwood forest with less open views of the wetland. It is also raised a bit which means that it is usually dry. The wetland is less visible on this section, but the trees also provide cover for viewing the ducks.

A blue heron as seen from the Duck Trail at Deer Park in Oromocto

The trail eventually comes to a trail junction with a bench. Turn left and you will be on the start of the River Trail. Turn right and you will come out to the old road. Stay right on the old road and it will take you back to the ballfield.


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You can access the Duck Trail from the back left corner of the ballfield. You can also access the trail from the Meadow Trail, just before it crosses over the wetland to the River Trail. The other end of the trail can be accessed using the Old Roads or from the end of the River Trail.

The signs at the trail junction with the River Trail

Trail Last Hiked: October 7, 2023.

Page Last Updated: March 16, 2024.