Duck House returns to Deering Oaks Park in Portland, Maine


Deering Oaks Park

Our bustling city of Portland offers plenty of options for spending the day outdoors. You can sit by a marina on Commercial Street and watch the seagulls and the salty breeze; Enjoy a picnic with food trucks on the Eastern Parkway or stroll through Deering Oaks Park.

Deering Oaks is a large public park in Portland that has walking paths, a baseball diamond, tennis courts, a playground, and a pond. There are lights along the walking path for after-work twilight walks and benches scattered across the paths and grass to sit and read or watch birds.

Deering Oaks Pond Duck House

The infamous and adorable Deering Oaks Duck House has returned to the pond just in time for summer.

The Portland Maine Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities announced its return on Facebook and it has since been replanted in the pond on May 5. Do you recognize this little house?

A miniature duck house is the cutest thing in the park. I have a thing for ducks and they are cute enough but imagining them going in and out of their miniature house is too precious to me.

The department also posted a video on Facebook showing a mother duck and her ducklings strolling through the park.

Look how small and cute they are!!! My heart could burst.

So while there are plenty of options for spending the day outdoors in Portland, the first thing on your list should be seeing the little ducklings move into their home.

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