Hancock

Perched on the side of the mountains, Hancock is a gateway to the wilderness. 82% of Hancock’s land belongs to the Green Mountain National Forest and Hancock is home to outdoor adventures galore. With the smallest population in the White River Valley, Hancock is home to a small, close-knit community that welcomes visitors to share in its bountiful outdoor recreational opportunities. Conveniently located along Route 100, about halfway between Killington and the Mad River Valley, Hancock offers many services for travelers and residents. Pick up the Long Trail at the top of Middlebury Gap. Go skiing at the Middlebury Snow Bowl. Paddle the White River or one of Hancock’s two lakes. Hike up one of Hancock’s many peaks: Mt. Vernon, Burnt Mountain, Cobble Hill, Hancock Mountain, Silent Cliff Mountain, Kirby Peak, Worth Mountain, and Monastery Mountain. Join the town’s Oktoberfest celebration on the green in the fall. Take your bike, your fishing rod, or your binoculars and head for one of the many Green Mountain National Forest trails or access points. Visit the general store or local inn, check out the new town green, or pop in for a community dinner.
Claim to Fame: 
Once home to John Deere
Quick Facts
Population: 
323
Size: 
38.20 square miles
Year Established: 
2017
Attractions: 
Bringing a picnic to the Texas Falls Recreation Area, where you can sit and watch the falls, explore the nature trail, or hike along the river.

Bringing a picnic to the Texas Falls Recreation Area, where you can sit and watch the falls, explore the nature trail, or hike along the river.

Green Mountain Oktoberfest – a community festival held on the first Saturday of October on the Town Green. Stop in and experience a true New England fall festival, with contests, live music, vendors, games, and local beer tasting.

Green Mountain Oktoberfest – a community festival held on the first Saturday of October on the Town Green. Stop in and experience a true New England fall festival, with contests, live music, vendors, games, and local beer tasting.

Picking up the Long Trail for a hike through the Breadloaf Wilderness and up to Pleiad Lake – one of the highest lakes in Vermont. Your reward? A cool dip and view reaching as far as the Adirondacks on a clear day.

Picking up the Long Trail for a hike through the Breadloaf Wilderness and up to Pleiad Lake – one of the highest lakes in Vermont. Your reward? A cool dip and view reaching as far as the Adirondacks on a clear day.

Town Website: 
http://vermont.gov/portal/government/towns.php?town=92
Planning Docs: 
http://www.trorc.org/towns/hancock/
Demographic Info: 
http://www.trorc.org/towns/hancock