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Make a self catering holiday home or log cabin rental in Hancock, MA your home away from home

Hancock is a small community of around 700 residents in the Pittsfield area of the Berkshires. It was founded as a Shaker Village but is now popular as a year-round tourist destination.

Things to Do in Hancock, MA

Hancock is at the foot of the Taconic Mountains which provide plenty of outdoor activity for guests staying in log cabins in Hancock at any time of year. In winter the area attracts many Alpine and Nordic or cross-country skiers. There is a snowboarding park and excellent facilities at nearby Jiminy Peak. Hiking and mountain biking are popular in this scenic area of the Berkshires along with fishing, kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting. The Appalachian Trail runs nearby and is ideal for hikers while the Ashuwilticook Bike Trail is a traffic-free route for both cyclists and hikers. Other activities on offer in this scenic area include golf, scenic drives, dining out and antiquing.

Places to Visit Around Hancock, MA

One must-see attraction for visitors is the Hancock Shaker Village Museum with its round stone barn which dates back to 1826. The farm and gardens recreate the way of life followed by the Shakers with a herb garden, heirloom flowers and vegetable and heritage livestock. Cultural attractions include the MassMoca at North Adams, a 30-minute drive from your Hancock holiday cottage. The Berkshire Museum and the Norman Rockwell Museum are popular attractions in the area. Tanglewood concert and music venue is nearby and Williamstown offers an excellent program of entertainment at the theatre. A visit to the tallest falls in Massachusetts at Bash Bish State Park is a pleasant day out in Mount Washington.

Weather in Hancock, MA

Hancock enjoys sunny summers with some showers, and cold snowy winters. Average daytime highs in July reach 29°C (84°F) and fall to around 15°C (59°F) overnight. From late November through March, temperatures generally remain below freezing, from -1 to -12°C (30 to 10°F) in January. The area has rain showers all year round which fall as snow in the winter months.

Travel to Hancock, MA

The nearest major airport to Hancock is Albany International (ALB) airport which is 37 miles drive away along the NY-43East. It is the oldest municipal airport in the USA and has regular flights with Air Canada, Delta, Southwest and United airlines to many US hubs where connecting flights can be made from international destinations. Buses connect the airport with Downtown Albany, but the best way to reach Hancock is by hiring a car and driving to the area. Other airports within easy driving distance of Hancock are Bradley International (BDL) Airport at Hartford and Logan International (BOS) Airport in Boston.

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