Outer Banks Town of Duck NCJune 4, 2018 3:20 pm
How Sweet You Are, Duck NC!
Milestones are meant to be shared and celebrated! And the Town of Duck NC just turned Sweet 16! We have enjoyed watching this newest town on the Outer Banks come into its own since it incorporated May 1, 2002. Duck also appears regularly on a number of national Best Beaches’ lists. We are excited to share why we think Duck is so special.
Duck Town Park
The Duck Town Park is open from dawn until dusk. It features 11 acres of coastal vibrancy with the following amenities:
- The Duck Boardwalk
- Picnic Shelter
- Water fountains, including a special one for dogs
- Walking trails throughout the park
- Public kayak and canoe launch
- Four-slip, transient boat pier
- Summer events for everyone to enjoy!
Duck Town Park has walking trails through the maritime forest and willow swamp. The soundside views provide for some of the best sunsets along the East Coast.
Town of Duck Boardwalk
You can walk or waddle for nearly a mile along the Currituck Sound on the Duck Boardwalk, which can be accessed from Duck Town Park and several other locations throughout the Town’s retail area. Visit interesting shops for that one-of-a-kind purchase for yourself or a loved one. Enjoy a delicious meal from one of the eateries or simply settle in on a park bench and relax the afternoon away. You can also catch one of the famous Outer Banks sunsets if you time it just right.
The multi-use path that traverses the entire length of the town, six-miles to be exact, is known as Duck Trail, located on the east side of Duck Road. Crews have been busy throughout the Winter improving Duck Trail, extending it and widening it to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, in-line skaters, strollers and our canine companions moving safely along Highway 12. Motorized vehicles such as golf carts, mopeds and Segways are prohibited on Duck Trail. Get your ducks in a row and enjoy the trail – it is one of Duck’s treasures.
Yoga on the Green – 7:30 am to 8:15 am, each Tuesday morning, beginning June 12 through September 4, start your day on the Duck Town Green with a yoga class for students of all levels. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and their supply of water.
Dynamic Flow Fitness on the Green – 7:30 am to 8:15 am, each Wednesday morning, beginning June 13 through September 5 (excluding July 4th), start your day on the Duck Town Green with a calisthenic workout for the amateur to the athlete. A yoga mat is not needed for this class. Participants should bring a beach towel, and water is greatly encouraged to stay hydrated. Kick off your shoes once you arrive so you can really flow!
Children’s Interactive Theater – 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Tuesday morning, June 19 at the Duck Amphitheater. Enjoy interactive shows presented by the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island that includes live animal interactions, OR a performance by characters from The Lost Colony that provides opportunities to participate on stage. Gates open at 9:45 a.m. All shows are free; seating is limited, and is first come, first serve.
OBXtreme Magic Show – 9:30 am and 11:00 am, Wednesday mornings, June 20 and 27 at the Duck Amphitheater. Witness incredible illusions, mind-bending magic, comedy, and audience participation on and off the stage that the entire family will love. Illusionist Clive Allen will simply WOW you, keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you wondering, “how did he do that?” Although free, tickets are required for entry and can be obtained at Kellogg’s Supply Co., 1201 Duck Rd, in Duck beginning at 7:00 am on Monday the week of the shows. Six tickets maximum, per person, for this event. Seating in the Amphitheater is limited.
Hula Hoop & Play – 10:00 am to 10:45 am, Thursday mornings throughout the summer. Join the fun on the Town Green as we learn to hula hoop around the waist, master simple tricks and play fun games with hula hoops. This class is an excellent way to get kids moving and having a fun time outside. The town will be providing the hula hoops, however, please bring your own if you have one. Kids should bring a water bottle to class… a yoga mat or towel to sit on is recommended. Please wear sneakers or whatever play shoes the parent prefers, and athletic attire. Parents are welcome to come watch or even join in the class!
Concert on the Green – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday evenings, June 21 through August 23. The evening concert series features a variety of live music to entertain all. Feel free to shake your tail feathers, we mean dance the night away. Coolers, picnics, pets and children are welcome! Chairs and blankets are encouraged.
The Town of Duck does have a small year-round population of about 500 residents. This number soars during the summer to more than 20,000 as beachgoers return annually for their week at the beach. In the 1970s, development really started in this northern village. Inspired by the plentiful waterfowl that inhabit our barrier island, Duck is a special place to spend the day while staying at Ramada Plaza Nags Head. Forty years later, beach houses line the ocean and sound, painted in every coastal color imaginable. There has been no need to hurry. As the ducks return each year to this little piece of paradise, Outer Banks NC welcomes back family and friends too.