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Things to do in Hancock

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“There is so much to do at Hancock Shaker Village, including the museum, concerts, farm-to-table food events, workshops, and more. Open from mid-April through late December.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Resort
“Ski slopes for all levels of ability, beginners to experts. They have a young skier class on Saturdays as well. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“More than just a winter destination, Jiminy Peak has activities around the calendar. We love how they find different ways to use the mountain throughout the year, like mountain biking in the summer and spooky chair lift rides at Halloween.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Aerial adventure park with something for everyone (ages 7 and up), including different courses for different levels of interest and ability.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Accessed via Cascade Street, off of West Street in Pittsfield. Great hiking, mountain bike trails, and beautiful views. Taking a drive through the park is also a great way to enjoy it - the views from the top are stunning. Lulu brook is a good place for swimming and wading on a hot day.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A nice lake for swimming and boating, large field for picnics or frisbee, and a concert pavilion. A google search for "Onota Lake Beach" will get you to the public beach, "Live on the Lake" will yield the concerts going on in the pavilion.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“The first Shaker settlement in the area. Beautifully preserved buildings and exhibits.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Groceries nearby - we should have included a discount card there, or just ask for the store card!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Year-round farm fun! Spring - watch maple sap turned into maple syrup in the sugar house. Summer - baby animals. Fall - pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! Winter - xmas trees, pre-cut and cut-your-own.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Wonderful summertime chamber music concerts in the old wooden Shaker tannery building by the beautiful reflecting pond, right in New Lebanon. The hillscape view from there is unbeatable. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a surprisingly fun and beautiful place to go. The grounds are gorgeous and the Shaker history of is very interesting. Great for kids and adults. The guides are very good. Go to the Hinsdale Library to see if discount tickets are available.”
  • 1 local recommends
Convenience Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Year-round farm fun! Spring - watch maple sap turned into maple syrup in the sugar house. Summer - baby animals. Fall - pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! Winter - xmas trees, pre-cut and cut-your-own.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant
“Good margaritas and Mexican in a cool, dark, pleasant space. A perfect spot on the way back from a day outside at Ramblewild.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Diner
“This is where to go for the simple breakfast with some good pancakes and eggs and homespun sayings on the walls. On route 20 between New Lebanon and Pittsfield. They actually have a pretty big vegetarian selection for their larger meal selections, although we haven't set out to discover how good it is.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
“Actually remarkably good food, although the strangest concept and an equally inexplicable place, right off route 20 into Pittsfield. Never quite sure when it's open, but it's worth checking to see whether there are cars in the parking lot. These tacos are made from all kinds of ingredients and themes; they are rescued by the talent of the restaurant owner.”
  • 1 local recommends

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