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Hancock is a peaceful village located in Delaware County, approximately 42 miles southeast of Binghamton on the Pennsylvania State line. The town bills itself as "The Gateway to the Delaware River," where the east and west branches of the river converge at the base of Point Mountain and form the headwaters that eventually flows into the Atlantic Ocean. During the 1960s, New York State Route 17, which runs through Hancock, was designated as "most scenic highway" in the nation and thousands of visitors started flocking to the area. It is especially popular in the fall when the gorgeous colors of autumn peak around the first week of October. Fall is also the time of the year that yields a generous maple syrup and maple butter producing season. Maple syrup from Hancock is shipped all over the world and rivals the famous Vermont Syrups. Wintertime brings heavy snowfalls and skiers who enjoy several ski resorts located with 15-45 minutes of the town of Hancock. Hundreds of miles of old railroad beds in the area are now snowmobile trails. In the spring and summer, visitors come to play golf at Hancock's two public courses, one of which was designed by legendary golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones. Hancock is approximately two and half-hours from New York City and offers dozens of good restaurants, antique stores, hotels and bed and breakfast inns.

Surrounding areas: Deposit, New York (10.3 mi), Walton, New York (16.8 mi), Callicoon, New York (17.4 mi), Roscoe, New York (18.9 mi), Harpursville, New York (23.4 mi), Livingston Manor, New York (23.8 mi), Narrowsburg, New York (26.5 mi)

Hancock Vacation Rentals




Hancock Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Smith's Colonial Motel23085 St Hwy 97Hancock, NY (607) 637-2989
Crown Motel80 Liberty StWalton, NY17.1 mi.(607) 865-7167
Tennanah Lake Golf And Tennis ClubRoscoe Hankins RdRoscoe, NY19.1 mi.(607) 498-4588
Stone Bridge Inn & RestaurantRR 3 Box 3112Union Dale, PA19.7 mi.(570) 679-9200
Holiday Inn Express GibsonInterstate 81/Exit 219New Milford, PA23.5 mi.(570) 465-5544
Colonial Brick MotelRt 11Hallstead, PA23.7 mi.(570) 879-2162
Susquehanna Motor Lodge1303 County Rd 39Bainbridge, NY25.5 mi.(607) 967-2102
Super 8 Motel4 Mang DrSidney, NY25.5 mi.(607) 563-8880
Fife & Drum Motor Inn100 Ter StHonesdale, PA26.2 mi.(570) 253-1392
Buena Vista MotelBox 212 Andes RdDelhi, NY29.2 mi.(607) 746-2135
Days Inn Of LibertyRt 17Liberty, NY29.6 mi.(845) 292-7600
Swan Lake Golf & Tennis ResortSwan Lake, NY29.6 mi.(845) 292-0783
Twin Swan Lake MotelSwan Lake, NY29.6 mi.(845) 292-5323
Liberty Motel204 S Main StLiberty, NY29.9 mi.(845) 292-7272
 
Bed & Breakfast
Lanza's A Country Inn839 Shandelee RdLivingston Manor, NY22.0 mi.(845) 439-5070

Hancock Weather & Climate

The Central Region of New York enjoys a four-season climate with lots of sunshine in the summer and cold, snowy conditions in the winter. This region is a unique mix of farmland, sparkling lakes and cascading waterfalls and other geological wonders. The area around Syracuse receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation, and annual precipitation is from 36 to 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Summers are pleasant, generally with only a handful of days when humidity is really a problem. Autumn is sunny and cool, but brief. Snow is usually on the ground from Christmas until mid-March, although a period when the ground is bare is also not uncommon. Severe weather such as hurricanes or tornadoes are generally not experienced in New York, as they are in other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 13°F 3.25 in. -
February 35°F 14°F 2.56 in. -
March 45°F 23°F 3.61 in. -
April 58°F 33°F 3.75 in. -
May 70°F 43°F 4.25 in. -
June 77°F 52°F 4.29 in. -
July 80°F 56°F 3.94 in. -
August 79°F 56°F 3.76 in. -
September 71°F 49°F 3.98 in. -
October 60°F 37°F 3.87 in. -
November 47°F 29°F 4.30 in. -
December 36°F 19°F 3.26 in. -

Hancock Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Greater Binghamton Edwin A Link Field (BGM) located about 39 miles northwest of Hancock in Binghamton, New York, the Wilkes Barre Scranton International airport (AVP) located approximately 48 miles southwest of Hancock in Wilkes - Barre / Scranton, Pennsylvania, the Stewart International airport (SWF) located roughly 68 miles southeast of Hancock in Newburgh, New York, and finally the Ithaca Tompkins Regional airport (ITH) located around 70 miles northwest of Hancock in Ithaca, New York.

Hancock Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Pocono Play ParkBartonsvillePA65.0 mi.
Land Of Make BelieveHopeNJ74.0 mi.
Bushkill ParkEastonPA87.6 mi.
Sylvan BeachSylvan BeachNY88.8 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY88.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA25.3 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA63.2 mi.
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY64.6 mi.
Song Mountain Alpine SlideTullyNY71.9 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY77.0 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA93.7 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Hancock Golf & Country ClubHancockNY 
Lake Lorain Golf ClubPoyntellePA11.7 mi.
Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis ClubRoscoeNY18.9 mi.
Twin Village Golf ClubRoscoeNY18.9 mi.
Golden Oak Golf ClubWindsorNY20.0 mi.
Afton Golf ClubAftonNY22.0 mi.
Panorama Golf CourseForest CityPA22.9 mi.
Belden Hill Golf ClubBeldenNY26.1 mi.
Conklin Players ClubConklinNY27.0 mi.
Island Glen Country ClubBethelNY28.5 mi.
Skyline Public Golf CourseCarbondalePA28.8 mi.
Delhi College Golf CourseDelhiNY29.0 mi.
Sullivan County Golf & Country ClubLibertyNY29.9 mi.
Swan Lake Golf & Country ClubSwan LakeNY30.0 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Mount ToneLake ComoPA7.8 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA19.7 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY36.9 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA38.4 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY42.8 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY43.3 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY46.4 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY57.4 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA58.2 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY58.2 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA62.5 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA63.2 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY67.8 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ76.6 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY78.3 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY91.5 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY91.7 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY91.7 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA99.9 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA100.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Prompton State ParkPA24.6 mi. 
Salt Springs State ParkPA29.8 mi. 
Archbald Pothole State ParkPA33.3 mi. 
Chenango Valley State ParkNY33.6 mi. 
 
Museums
Roberson Museum and Science CenterBinghamtonNY34.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Roberson Museum & Science CenterBinghamtonNY34.1 mi.(Art)
Hanford Mills MuseumEast MeredithNY38.1 mi.(History)
Houdini MuseumScrantonPA42.5 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY34.1 mi.
Utica ZooUticaNY79.2 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY82.6 mi.
Burnet Park ZooSyracuseNY87.4 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ93.7 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA102.0 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY105.9 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY108.3 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY112.0 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY113.1 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY113.3 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY113.3 mi.


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