Diamond Hill Park
Rte. 114, Cumberland
Once a former ski slope, Diamond Hill offers spectacular views and a fairly gradual climb for young and older kids to enjoy. It’s also a great place to picnic and little ones will love checking out the small pond near the old band shell.
The trails are not marked, and we’ve yet to find a map so pay extra attention along the way. Follow the paved path from the parking lot; it will lead you to a wooded path that comes right up against Fisher Road. Continue on the path to get to the summit (easily identified by the old ski lift footings). Return the same way, or take one of several paths to extend your hike.
Length: 1 mile, with opportunity to extend
Difficulty: challenging for young children
Map: none available
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
You might want to bring: binoculars, magnifying glasses
Get directions or follow ours: From Route 295 North, take exit 11 for Route 114 North. At the end of the exit ramp, make a left and follow Rte. 114N about 4 miles. The park will be on your right just across from The Ice Cream Machine.