Check-in anytime after 3:00. Stretch your legs with a stroll down our Main Street where every home is listed on The National Register of Historic Places. Borrow a “Walking Tour” guide of the historic district form our front desk for information about each building. The district is considered to be a good example of a late 18th Century New England village. Then return to the Inn for a beverage in one of our front porch rockers or rear gardens and patio. Dine at The Hancock Inn, perhaps a night cap in one of our sitting rooms and then a restful night’s sleep.
Friday - Mount Monadnock
Saturday - Thumb Mountain
Another cooked to order breakfast to start your day and another day of hiking. Start at the Hancock Farmer’s Market (9:00 – 12:00) located behind the historic Meeting House. Purchase some local in-season fruit or homemade goodies to take on today’s hike. We have 7 local hikes right here in Hancock for all ability levels. The Skatutakee-Thumb Loop begins at The Harris Center for Conservation and the Thumbs Up trail leads to the top of Thumb Mountain, which offers some of the finest views in the area, especially of Mount Monadnock. This trail is 4.5 miles round trip and is moderately strenuous. Return to the Inn or to Norway Pond for a swim or just relax on the beach with a good book. Norway Pond is just steps from the Inn and we are happy to provide you with beach towels. Join us for dinner or venture out to Del Rossi’s Tratoria for homemade Italian located in an old farm house in Dublin, NH just 10 minutes from the Inn. Return to the Inn for another relaxing and restful night.
Start your day again with our innkeepers’ home cooked breakfast. Relax at the Inn before you check out or hike the Willard Pond Trails which are located on conservation land owned by New Hampshire Audubon. The Tudor trail is ¾ mile and follows the western shore of Willard Pond where you will find no houses (only one home belonging to New Hampshire Audubon) and no motorized boats. Climb the Bald Mountain trail (steep climb) to great views of the area, 1.5 miles one way.