Fish for giant trout in "America's Fishing Hole", The Delaware River at Hancock, NY. Canoe or kayak down the same river George Washington crossed to win American independence.
Hancock, NY is a great place to fish, hunt, hike, canoe, sail, snowmobile, ski, balloon, kayak, go antiquing or just listen to the quiet. Ride a hot air balloon over scenery that will take your breath away.
Golf on one of two great golf courses, one built by golf legend, Robert Trent Jones, the other designed by Russell R. Bass, infamous entrepreneur. Hancock has the only Robert Trent Jones course in America where you can play a round of golf for just $15, including the cart!
Or you can just relax and enjoy the quiet.
You don't have to choose between two fantastic courses. Golf both! There's hardly ever a waiting time at either course, even on a weekend. Bass' French Woods Golf & X-Ski Resort offers 18 holes of challenging golf at a spectacularly beautiful panoramic course. Breakfast, Lunch or sandwiches are available in the Clubhouse Grill or on the outdoor deck. http://golfandxski.com/
Or if you prefer, it's just a 7 minute ride back to the village and The Town Of Hancock Golf Course. 9 classic holes designed by Robert Trent Jones, architect of some of the world's most famous courses. Dorado Beach, The Dunes, Peachtree, Firestone, Oak Hill, and Augusta National. Every Monday you can golf for only $15, including the cart rental!
Located in Scranton, PA, you'll be treated to LIVE performances by some of America's top magicians as well as viewing artifacts & historical documents of the most famous magician of the 20th Century, Houdini! http://www.houdini.org/
Along with our own French Woods private cross country ski course you can enjoy a change of pace & the thrills of downhill skiing at Elk Mountain, Pa. Just 35 minutes away. http://www.elkskier.com/
Montage (Sno) Mountain
A little further down the road is Montage Mountain, 22 public trails on 140 acres make this downhill resort, "one of the best in the east". Ideal for beginner or more advanced.
* 1,000 Foot Vertical Drop
* Snowmaking capability
* 7 Lifts, Moving 9,000 Skiers per Hour
* Rental and Repair Shop
* Full Service Lodge and Cafeteria and Lounge
* Night Skiing 7 Days a Week
Enjoy what many anglers have called the "best trout fishing" in the United States. Hancock has several access points for fisherman and boaters (both on the NY and PA sides). The headwaters of The Delaware River are located at Point Mountain in Hancock. You can watch the East and West Branches converge to form the Delaware. Some local establishments offer Play & Stay Packages. Check our Hotel, Motel, B&B listings here.
Orvis Delaware River Fishing Report Guides & Gear
Fishing Guide Canoe/Kayak washing/motors for Cannonsville
Hancock is probably home to more whitetail deer than anywhere
else in New York State. Don't believe us. Ask someone from Passaic, NJ, or Flatbush Ave., or Melville, Long Island or Torrington CN. You can't throw a 12 point buck without hitting someone from someplace else during hunting season in Hancock. They literally come from all over to hunt the forests around Hancock. There are thousands of acres of State land as well as many locals who rent out their land to responsible hunters. Contact us and we'll give you a list. New York State Guide to Small and Big Game Seasons.
The closest state land is
Kerryville, about 7 miles from the Village of Hancock.
Coal Mine Tour
Explore 300 feet beneath the earth at Scranton, Pa. Meet a miner in the winding caverns while traveling down through three different veins of hard coal. Learn about life and hard coal times in the Shifting Shanty, photo-mural exhibits, mining tools, artifacts and video presentations. http://pocono.org/coalmn.html
Woodstock & Bethel Woods
Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York, has long held had a fascination for this nation and the world. This Mecca of rock & roll history has been preserved by Allan Gerry, a local man, who in the 50's was selling TV sets, and became a billionaire in the cable TV industry. 50 minutes. http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/museum.aspx
Zane Grey Museum
Zane Grey, prolific author of Westerns, considered "Father Of the Western Novel", lived in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, from 1905 until 1918. Lackawaxen always held a special place in his memories, and was chosen as the site of his final resting place. Today, Grey's home from 1914-18 is preserved by the National Park Service as part of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. Right
next to Zane Grey's house, see below. http://www.nps.gov/upde/zgmuseum.htm
The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is the home of the oldest existing wire suspension bridge in the United States — the Delaware Aqueduct, or Roebling Bridge as it is now known. Begun in 1847, it was designed by and built under the supervision
of Engineer John A. Roebling, future engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Delaware Aqueduct is designated a National Historic Landmark as well as a National Civil Engineering Landmark. The bluestone foundation of another original Roebling bridge can be seen in Hancock today. Linking Hancock to Pennsylvania, the remnants of the foundation are still visible today directly adjacent to the existing PA/NY Bridge in Hancock. See Zane Grey's house while you're there. See above. Zane Grey Museum
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The Discovery Center
Shop in the “Littlest” Giant Market, become a pilot and fly a plane. Our life-size fire truck is available to explore along with the full dress uniform of a busy and dedicated fire fighting professional. If you want to share your happy smile, The Discovery Center has an Action News television studio set. Fun for all ages. http://www.thediscoverycenter.org/
Ross Park Zoo
The 25-acre Ross Park Zoo is adjacent to a 75-acre wooded park is right next door to the Discovery Center. See "Wolf Woods", tigers, snow leopards, and many other species of animals , birds & reptiles. One of Binghamton's many Carousels is also ready for boarding! A stone's throw from The Discovery Center. Both will make for a wonderful day for the whole family! http://www.rossparkzoo.com/
In addition to a variety of unique local antique shops, there are other more conventional stores you can spend some time and find exactly what you're looking for. Here's a complete list of all local businesses and services.
163,000 cubic yards of concrete, 2,280,000 Ibs. of reinforcing steel and 185,000 bbls. of cement make up the World's Largest Concrete Bridge in Nicholson, Pa. A truly impressive sight you should not miss.
The World Enduro Championship has been held at Hancock. It is a bikers paradise. This year's events include:
13th Annual Bobby Evans
Good Kuggamugga Trail Ride
The 2016 Quarry Run Dual Sport
A two day event whereby each will produce over 100 miles of exciting racing over dirt and paved roads.
this space for details.
Classic Car Show
Equinunk Annual Car Show and Craft Fair. 10 AM - 3 PM. Delicious cars and fast food.
A short drive up Sands Creek Road finds
you at Kingswood.
Activities such as swimming, fishing,
boating and hiking are available to the General Public,
as well as guests staying at the camp.
A $5 fee per person covers activities from 1 PM until 5 PM daily for
people not registered at the camp.
Kingswood also provides camp sites, and RV hookups, as well as a
large playground for the little ones.
1500 Hathaway Pond Road,
Hancock, New York 13783
Ride A Train
Steamtown National Historic Site is located in Scranton, PA. Today, you can relive the era of steam as the engines come back to life & take a short rail ride. The cinders, grease, oil, steam, people and stories of railroading have returned. The Steamtown Mall and downtown Scranton are located right across the street. http://www.nps.gov/stea/
The Stourbridge Lion
You can experience more train history in Honesdale, PA. On the morning of Saturday, August 8, 1829, before a large crowd of excited onlookers drawn from Honesdale and the surrounding countryside, Horatio Allen climbed aboard the Stourbridge Lion and took the controls of the first commercial, operational locomotive in North America. A replica of the "Lion", along with other artifacts are on display in the museum in Honesdale. The original train is in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. http://www.stourbridge.com/htm/lioncent.htm
Ride A Hot Air Balloon
Take a hot air balloon flight! Flights are scheduled year-round by phone, mail, e-mail or in person. Specializing in engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthday flights & corporate events. You can reserve one or more balloons. Family and friends will talk about it for years to come. Balloons launch just minutes away from Hancock in Preston Park, PA. http://www.balloonpa.com/
Racinos - Try Your Luck
America's only year-round harness racetrack is only a 50 minute drive away. They have over 1,500 video gaming machines, exciting harness racing and amenities such as a 350-seat buffet and live entertainment.
Mohegan Sun offers gaming table games and slots, on site shops, and restaurants. The Casino is co-located with a with Pocono Downs harness racing track which runs from March through November 16.
It is northeastern PA's largest gaming facility.
Two free tennis courts await you, available for play anytime you are, and are conveniently located right in the village.
Drive The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway
Route 97, and The Scenic Byway begin there journey at Hancock. It parallels the Delaware River from Port Jervis to Hancock, through a naturally scenic and historic area of southern New York. You'll never forget the ride. It is marked by stunning scenery, a rich history, and an abundance of recreational opportunities along the way. http://www.upperdelaware.com/
Click here for local 'Trip Map".
Outdoor Adventure Recreational Services
Bike/Boat rentals web site eMail:
951 Cadosia Road
Hancock, NY 13783
The birthplace of IBM is also the birthplace of Rod Serling, one of America's great writers and creator of the Twilight Zone.
Roberson Museum and Science Center
The Roberson is a nationally recognized museum for the study and interpretation of history, art and science. Founded in 1934, you will find it well worthwhile to add the Roberson to your itinerary.
Cadosia Valley Antiques
Box 89, Route 268
Cadosia, New York 13783
City Mouse Country Mouse
Box 54 A, Apex
Hancock, New York 13783
1899 House Antique Shop
5 Leonard St.
Hancock, New York 13783
The Equinunk Emporium
4348 Hancock Highway
Equinunk, PA 18417
Horse Back Riding
Horse stables are a short drive away in Honesdale, provides riding horses of all temperaments for the novice as well as the advanced rider. Beautiful country trails will give you hours of enjoyment. A trail guide is provided for you. http://pocono.org/wwwfg.html
Take in a AA minor league baseball game in the afternoon or evening. Watch the Binghamton Mets. America's past time goes great with hot dogs and beer! Play ball!! http://www.bmets.com/ Or see the AAA RailRiders, the Yankee's farm team just down the road in Scranton, PA. http://www.railriders.com
Rent a canoe,
Kayak or tube for the day and journey down the river that Washington crossed to launch America. Take a lunch and end your journey at Hankins, Callicoon or Skinner's Falls. National Park Service River Trip Planner:
DEC Boat Launch Sites:
Upper Delaware Scenic Byway Map:
Upper Delaware River Activities:
Guides & Gear:
Canoe/Kayak/Boat rentals web site.
The greater Hancock area provides you unlimited outdoor activities in any direction. A walk or bike ride through the village and surrounding area will take you to places like Jenson's ledges, where you can look down upon the Delaware river from high atop Jenson's Ledges, or stop at the public area and view the base of Point Mountain and watch the headwaters of the Delaware form before your eyes. Click here for trip maps. Hancock South Loop Biking Trail Map - 31 miles - Download Here
Jensen's Ledges Trail Map - Download Here
Route 17 Biking Map- Download Here
Upper Delaware Scenic Byway Map: Bike Rentals web site.
Just 8 minutes away from downtown Hancock. Recreational Boating on the reservoir requires a permit from the DEP. All boats must be steamed by an authorized designated vendor. Here's a list of the types of boats allowed; Non-motorized boats only, Row boats/Jon boats, Canoes, Kayaks and Sculls, Small sailboats (with removable center/dagger boards) Kayaks must be at least 9’ in length – all other boats must be at least 11’5” in length. A PDF with maps, rules and links; Click here.
Hancock vendors for rentals & cleaning:
Border Water Outfitters web site:
Outdoor Adventure Recreational Services
Bike/Boat/Canoe rentals/cleaning web site eMail:
Guest Pass Application: Click here.
Canoe/Kayak washing/motors for Cannonsville
Carnivals & Fairs
Fireman's Field Days, take place at around Hancock and East Branch around the 4th of
July each year.
River Lumberjack Competition & Hancock Fireman's Field Days
open 5 pm family night, gospel music, chain saw carvers, food, shrimp,
clams carnival rides
THE AREAS LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY! Chainsaw carvers, jazz band, food,
shrimp, clams. games, carnival rides vendors and more rain date for
July New York State Lumberjack
Competition, both jacks and jills chopping, hot saw, springboard,
felling poles, burlling, and more! New York State Pony Pullers
Association competition, chainsaw carvers, food, smoked pork, shrimp,
clams, carnival rides, games parade line up 5 pm bagpipe band, marching
bands, firetrucks, antique vehicles bagpipe concert, and soft rock band
after parade all at the Hancock Fireman's Field Come out and Enjoy with
us and your friends and neighbors
Northern Wayne Fireman's Carnival & Chicken BBQ is
around July. Fireworks after dark, chicken at noon.
Delaware County Fair features more summer activities you don't want to miss. The County Fair is a "don't miss" fair. Past performers include Lady Antebellum and this year
Country Music sensation Easton Corbin and special guest, The Voice
winner, Danielle Bradbery.
The Farmers Market @ The Hancock Town Square
Held the first, and third Saturday of each month from June to
October, from 10 AM until 2 PM.
The market includes Mountain Dell Organic Farm, Bru’s Mountain Bath and Body
(goats milk soap), The Hancock Bakery, and Wahl Dairy Farm (Meats, Cheeses,
Dairy, and jams).
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