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Weekend Trip to Great Diamond Island, Maine

by Aoife O'Riordan

Feb 11, 2022

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For the perfect weekend of family travel, head to Maine’s 193-acre Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay to experience the fun of The Inn at Diamond Cove. Accessible by a 30-minute ferry ride from Portland’s Old Port district, the island awaits visitors wanting to escape for a weekend.



Inn at Diamond Cove

© Courtesy of Colwen Hotels

Set to open for the season on May 27, The Inn at Diamond Cove provides luxury island condominiums complete with spacious suites with kitchens and a heated swimming pool with hot tub and cabana bar. For the kids, the property offers an array of recreational activities ranging from an indoor basketball court, a game room with duckpin bowling, a pool table and arcade games.



Inn at Diamond Cove

© Courtesy of Colwen Hotels

For outdoor adventures, secluded beaches, many miles of hiking trails, paddle boarding and kayaking are just some of the activities available. Guests wanting to learn more about the military history of the island can visit Fort McKinley Museum. The primary mode of transportation on the island is by bike and golf cart, making the island a family’s paradise.



Formerly a military base built in the late 19th century, the island also served as a retreat for American literary giants like Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


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