If your wobbling tot loves to waddle, then a trip to the pond is in order! They’ll get a kick out of watching ducks swimming around and poking their heads underwater with their tails up in the air. Here are six waterfowl-filled spots that don’t just have ducks, but also beautiful spots for family pictures and picnics. Read on to discover local ponds worth quacking about.

Westmoreland Park

Sometimes, you have a little bit more time to spend wandering around, looking at ducks and this park is the perfect one for a stroll. The recently-renovated park has long reflection pools that invite winged visitors, as well as lovely wooden bridges over wetland areas. Peer over the edge for a view of ducks and geese, and when you’re gotten your fill of fowl, head to the nature play area.

SE McLoughlin Blvd. and Bybee
Online: portlandoregon.gov

photo: Westmoreland Park by Mike Rohrig via flickr creative commons

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Know before you go: Yes, it’s a lot of fun to feed ducks, we know! But the Audubon Society asks you not to, please. Pass along the lesson to your kids, and pass on the loaf of bread.

What’s your favorite place to watch ducks? Let us know in the comments!

—Kelley Gardiner