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HancockUnited States of America

This town in Addison County, named after one of America’s Founding Fathers, is a perfect place to hike the Green Mountains or ski Middlebury Snow Bowl.

The first thing you’ll notice in Hancock is green in the summer or white in snowy winters. This town, with only a few hundred residents, is an unspoiled natural wonderland in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. It is named after John Hancock, a prominent signer of the Declaration of Independence. Discover its many recreational opportunities, from canoeing to hiking to skiing.

Explore the Green Mountain National Forest, which comprises 82 percent of Hancock’s land. The national f orest covers about 400,000 acres (160,000 hectares) across the state. Hike up the many peaks located near Hancock, including Burnt Mountain, Cobble Hill, Hancock Mountain, Kirby Peak, Monastery Mountain, Mount Vernon, Silent Cliff Mountain and Worth Mountain.

Conquer the slopes at Middlebury Snow Bowl. The ski hill, owned by nearby Middlebury College, features 17 trails and six gladed areas. Take a lesson or try tree skiing and uphill skiing.

Hike on the Long Trail, which runs the length Vermont, from Massachusetts to Canada. Traverse Middlebury Gap, a mountain pass in the Green Mountains. Discover the White River, which cuts through Hancock. Paddle downstream or try to hook a trout hiding among the rocks.

Visit Texas Falls Recreation Area and reward yourself with its stunning scenery. Explore Texas Brook or have a picnic next to the babbling waterfall. With a looping route of just 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers), it is a fairly easy trek.

Hancock is one of the smallest towns in the White River Valley, but it has had notable residents, including Jeremiah Ingalls, one of America’s first composers, and machinery magnate John Deere. Visit the tiny downtown area, comprising a few shops, a general store and an inn.

Find Hancock about halfway between Killington and the Mad River Valley along Scenic Route 100, a great drive to enjoy fall foliage. Reach many other destinations within the Green Mountains in less than 45 minutes by car.

Top Hotels in Hancock

5/2 Old Farmhome-Beautiful Valley Views-Near Skiing-Sugarbush
5/2 Old Farmhome-Beautiful Valley Views-Near Skiing-Sugarbush
Hancock, VT
The price is $115 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Situated on the waterfront, this historic vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Texas Falls Recreation Area, Green Mountain National Forest, and Cushman State ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (33 reviews)
Nice place

"To close to the road"…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

5/2 Old Farmhome-Beautiful Valley Views-Near Skiing-Sugarbush
Killington Mountain Lodge, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Killington Mountain Lodge, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
2617 Killington Rd, Killington, VT
The price is $80 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15

This family-friendly Killington hotel is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Killington Resort and Killington Golf Course. Gifford Woods State Park ...

3.8/5Good! (979 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly and helpful. They kept the resort clean but should check the courtyard more frequently. Guest usually left towels and such behind and it sat overnight well into the next afternoon. With Covid that area should constantly be cleaned. We did not use that area because of the ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Killington Mountain Lodge, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
North Star Lodge and Resort
North Star Lodge and Resort
2 out of 5
78 Weathervane Dr, Killington, VT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $87 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

This family-friendly Killington hotel is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Killington Resort and Gifford Woods State Park. Killington Golf Course ...

3.9/5Good! (381 reviews)

"Nice, beautiful area. The place does needs updating."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

North Star Lodge and Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Hancock

5/2 Old Farmhome-Beautiful Valley Views-Near Skiing-Sugarbush
5/2 Old Farmhome-Beautiful Valley Views-Near Skiing-Sugarbush
Hancock, VT
The price is $115 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Situated on the waterfront, this historic vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Texas Falls Recreation Area, Green Mountain National Forest, and Cushman State ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (33 reviews)
Nice place

"To close to the road"…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

5/2 Old Farmhome-Beautiful Valley Views-Near Skiing-Sugarbush
Premier Ski in Ski out Mountainside Condo - Pet Friendly
Premier Ski in Ski out Mountainside Condo - Pet Friendly
Warren, VT

Situated in Warren, this romantic condo building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Sugarbush Ski Resort and within 6 mi (10 km) of Blueberry Lake Cross Country and Snowshoeing ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (53 reviews)
Fall visit

"Info from owner provided super easy check-in to this conveniently located condo. Walking distance to several restaurants in the Village (recent pandemic has them functioning at limited or no hours, call first 🙄). Good for 3 adults...Clean, comfortable and allowed our older dog to join us on the ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Premier Ski in Ski out Mountainside Condo - Pet Friendly
Charming Condo in Resort Community w/ Pools, hot Tub, & Tennis Near Sugarbush!
Charming Condo in Resort Community w/ Pools, hot Tub, & Tennis Near Sugarbush!
Warren, VT

Located in Warren, this family-friendly condo building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Sugarbush Ski Resort, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mad River Glass Gallery and Artisans' ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Sugarbush rental

"Overall a great property with tremendous views of the mountains. Pool was well-maintained. Buildings could use a paint job which I'm sure they have scheduled."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Charming Condo in Resort Community w/ Pools, hot Tub, & Tennis Near Sugarbush!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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