Attractions and Activities
- Five secluded, private beaches – including “the sea glass beach”
- Waterfront picnic area with charcoal grill and picnic table
- Miles of trails through old growth forest, which you will share with our elusive moose and resident deer. Seals, osprey, herons and loons are frequently seen along the shore.
- The Moon Garden, formerly the Engineer’s Wharf, is a charming destination for a balmy evening stroll.
- The ice pond was man-made, and used to produce ice for the Fort. Today it is the center for many of Diamond Cove’s outdoor social events.
- Historical tours of Fort McKinley/Diamond Cove are given daily, by golf cart, and include a visit to our Fort McKinley Museum.
- Heated Olympic-size pool
- Fort McKinley’s Post Exchange is now Diamond Cove’s Administration Building, and houses:
A well-equipped exercise room, including weights, Nautilus, Stairmaster, rowing machine, treadmill, etc.
Our restored gymnasium and indoor basketball court
A big-screen TV room
A video lending library
A book exchange
- The fort’s restored duckpin bowling alley today serves as a recreation center, including ping-pong, a pool table, etc.
- The tennis courts are located near the old cemetery, and there’s plenty of room on the Parade Ground to use our croquet, badminton, and volleyball equipment.
- The playground, originally located beside the one-room schoolhouse, now sits conveniently next to the Parade Ground.
- Nine Stones day spa at Diamond Cove 207-766-0999...pamper yourself! (By appointment only.)
- Diamond’s Edge Restaurant serving casual gourmet meals seven days a week, commands spectacular views from its position at the water’s edge. Serving lunch, dinner, and a popular Sunday brunch; also featuring a full-service bar.
- The General Store provides basic provisions, snacks, take-out lunches, coffee, the morning newspaper, ice cream, penny candy, and a chance to meet your neighbors and relax on the comfortable rocking chairs.
- For boaters, Diamond Cove enjoys a naturally protected deep-water harbor. Dock space for visitors is available in our marina.
- Resident island photographer Amy Farrell has a collection of Great Diamond Island photography and is available to take family portraits or document your island vacation.
- The Old Port - this historic district is teeming with restaurants and specialty stores
- Portland Farmers Market
- The Maine Mall
- The Kittery Outlets
- The Freeport Outlets
- L.L. Bean
Boating & Fishing
- Portland Schooner Company - Explore Casco Bay on historic schooners (207) 776-2500
- Maine Sailing Adventures- Casco Bay Windjammer cruise
- Yacht North Charters - sailboat and powerboat charters
- Odyssey Whale Watch - deep sea fishing and whale watching
- Lucky Catch - accompany a local lobsterman on his rounds
- Portland Trolley Tours
- Portland Sea Dogs - "AA" baseball league
- Portland Pirates Ice Hockey
- Golf Maine
- Smiling Hill Farm Barnyard - a petting farm, gift shop and dairy store
- Funtown / Splashtown USA - family amusement and water park
- Cumberland County Civic Center- shows, concerts, circuses, etc.
- Eartha - the world's largest revolving globe, at Delorme world map specialists
- Portland Museum of Art
- The Portland Head Light
- Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
- The Children’s Museum of Maine
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House and Maine Historical Society
- Portland Observatory
- Tate House
- Victoria Mansion
- Portland Harbor Museum
- Southworth Planetarium