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Hancock is a lovely coastal community located on Frenchman Bay, just off Highway 1 in Hancock County, just 25 minutes to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Quiet and peaceful, the Hancock area offers a diversity of things to see and do. In summer, nearby Acadia National Park offers endless opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, boating and fishing, and whale watching trips. Hancock also makes a good base from which to explore the many small towns and villages of the Mount Desert Island and Downeast Maine coastal area. Go antiquing, or in the fall, pick your own blueberries and take an autumn color sightseeing tour. Winter in the Hancock area is long, and brings its' own special beauty, as well as activities such as ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. The town of Ellsworth is just east of Hancock, and has most all your shopping needs, plus the tourist town of Bar Harbor, located on Mount Desert Island, has a charming shopping district with art galleries, unique gift shops, restaurants and cafes. The peaceful town of Franklin is five minutes away, home to George's Pond, a one mile-long lake known for its' bass and trout fishing. Dining in the Hancock area is one of its' biggest attractions, where you can eat fresh lobster and other seafood prepared fresh off the boat - and just to your liking.

Surrounding areas: Sullivan, Maine (2.9 mi), Franklin, Maine (4.1 mi), Sorrento, Maine (5.4 mi), Bayside, Maine (9.5 mi), Bar Harbor, Maine (10.1 mi), Ellsworth, Maine (11.3 mi), Somesville, Maine (12.2 mi)

Hancock Vacation Rentals




Hancock Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME7.6 mi.(207) 667-5548
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME7.9 mi.(207) 667-1345
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME7.9 mi.(207) 667-9341
Fairfield Inn125 Eden StBar Harbor, ME8.9 mi.(207) 288-8983
Fairfield Inn325 Eden StBar Harbor, ME8.9 mi.(207) 288-8883
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort-bar Harbor123 Eden StBar Harbor, ME8.9 mi.(207) 288-9723
Atlantic Oakes119 Eden StBar Harbor, ME9.3 mi.(207) 288-5801
Wonder View Inn50 Eden StBar Habor, ME9.8 mi.(207) 288-3358
Best Western InnRR 2 Box 1127Bar Harbor, ME10.1 mi.(207) 288-5823
Snell House21 Atlantic AveBar Harbor, ME10.2 mi.(207) 288-8004
Bar Harbor Quality Inn40 Kebo StBar Harbor, ME10.6 mi.(207) 288-5403
Best Western Jed Prouty Inn64 MainBucksport, ME25.9 mi.(207) 464-3113

Hancock Weather & Climate

Southeast Maine , along the Atlantic Seacoast, has a distinct four-season climate. This area, often referred to as "Downeast Maine," includes the Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Visitors are advised to come prepared for a variety of weather conditions in this part of Maine because the climate is highly changeable. Temperatures in summer can range as much as 45 degrees F to 85 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures vary from 30 degrees F to 70 degrees F. You may also encounter fog or rain at any time. The Maine coastal climate is ranked second to only the Pacific Northwest in annual precipitation. This moisture occurs in every form at Acadia National Park. Ice storms are regular in winter and early spring. Average annual rainfall is 48 inches and average annual snowfall is 61 inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 10°F 4.27 in. -
February 33°F 13°F 3.14 in. 36°F
March 41°F 23°F 4.22 in. 38°F
April 52°F 32°F 4.20 in. 43°F
May 64°F 42°F 3.85 in. 49°F
June 73°F 51°F 3.66 in. 54°F
July 78°F 57°F 3.46 in. 58°F
August 77°F 56°F 2.94 in. 62°F
September 68°F 48°F 4.05 in. 58°F
October 56°F 39°F 4.20 in. 54°F
November 45°F 30°F 4.70 in. 52°F
December 34°F 17°F 4.11 in. 44°F

Hancock Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located about 7 miles southwest of Hancock in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located approximately 34 miles northwest of Hancock in Bangor, Maine, the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located roughly 52 miles southwest of Hancock in Rockland, Maine, and finally the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 70 miles west of Hancock in Waterville, Maine.

Hancock Attractions

 
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME8.5 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Bar Harbor Golf CourseEllsworthME6.0 mi.
Kebo Valley ClubBar HarborME10.1 mi.
White Birches Country ClubEllsworthME11.3 mi.
Grindstone Neck Golf CourseWinter HarborME12.4 mi.
Northeast Harbor Golf ClubNortheast HarborME16.3 mi.
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME17.4 mi.
Lucerne Hills Golf ClubEast HoldenME20.9 mi.
Bucksport Golf ClubBucksportME24.4 mi.
Felt Brook Golf CenterHoldenME25.5 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME28.7 mi.
Pine Hill Golf ClubBrewerME30.0 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME45.7 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME91.7 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME97.9 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME113.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Lamoine State ParkME5.8 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME27.8 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME34.5 mi. 
Roque Bluffs State ParkME38.4 mi. 
 
Museums
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME51.5 mi.(Art)


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