Attractions in and around Hancock
There is nothing quite like a vacation in New Hampshire. Part of the credit for that statement goes to the many things to do in our area, and part goes to the wonderful ambience of the Hancock Inn, from which you can venture out to enjoy those attractions.
Even though Hancock is a small quiet village – the surrounding area offers many fun things to do and see. Request our vacation guide here.
- Climb Mount Monadnock – the most climbed mountain in North America.
- Hike the many trails in the area – including the Harris Center and Mount Skatutakee.
- Gather wild blueberries on Pitcher Mountain (July).
- Visit the boyhood home of Samuel Wilson (1766 – 1854) in Mason, NH who was known as Uncle Sam.
- Visit Willa Cather and Amos Fortune’s gravesites in Jaffrey, NH.
- Go shopping at:
- Eastern Mountain Sports (and maybe catch one of their famous clearance sales)
- Sharon Art Center – where crafts by local artists are showcased
- Peterborough Basket Company, famous for its Nantucket baskets
- Gibson Pewter – where you can see Jonathan Gibson produce world-class pewter ware
- Frye’s Measure Mill – where history comes to life in the shaping of woodenware solely by waterpower
- New Hampshire’s Antique Co-op – noted for fine art and period antiques
- Experience an auction – at The Cobb’s antique auction house
- Be part of “living history” at:
- The Shaker Village at Canterbury
- St Gaudens house and gardens
- Herbs and Plants
- Pickety Place (for lunch and gardens)
- The House by the Side of the Road (for plants)
- Davis Brook Daylily Farm
- Go downhill skiing at Crotchet Mountain Ski Area
- Go cross country skiing at Windblown
And the list goes on. . . .