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Duck

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Things to do: sightseeing, adventure, shopping
Duck is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. The year round population is around 369. The Town of Duck is Dare County's northernmost incorporated town. Incorporated on May 1, 2002, Duck is also the Outer Banks' newest town. Duck offers visitors outdoor recreational activities, summer events and concerts, watersports, fine dining, world class shopping, art galleries, and a nationally known jazz festival as well as the 11 acre Town Park and soundside boardwalk.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.416sqmi, 1.302 is water, along the northern Outer Banks. Originally part of Currituck County to the north, the stretch of the Outer Banks which includes Duck was transferred to Dare County in the early 20th century. The region was named for the many ducks and waterfowl in the area. During the peak vacation season, starting after Memorial Day the population increases to over 20,000.Tourist AttractionsThe town park is a recreational facility with trails through the Maritime Forest and willow swamp. It also has an amphitheater, playground, picnic shelter, and public kayak/canoeing launch. The Town has also built a boardwalk which can be accessed from the park and through the commercial Village. The boardwalk extends.78 miles along the Currituck Sound. Duck's beach was named one of the "Top 15 Family-Friendly Beaches in America". In October Duck hosts its annual Jazz Festival. During the summer months, the Town of Duck offers over 60 events and programs including Yoga on the Green, Movies on the Sound, a family magic show, live concerts and interactive theater. Programs are free and open to the public.
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