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Hancock

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Hancock is a town in Massachusetts in the Berkshire Hills region.

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Note that there is no direct road connecting north Hancock with south Hancock - to go south either take Highway 43→Highway 22→East St.→Darrow Rd→US 20 through Stephentown and New Lebanon in New York, or go through Lanesborough down to Pittsfield on Brodie Mtn. Rd.→Bailey Rd.→US 7→US 20.

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The Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village
  • 1 Hancock Shaker Village, 34 Lebanon Mountain Rd. (On Routes 20 and 41. The entrance is 1/2 mile from the Pittsfield city limits. Located in south Hancock.), +1 413 443-0188, toll-free: +1-800-817-1137. A widely acclaimed destination named The City of Peace by its residents, this Shaker community disbanded in 1959 and sold the buildings and over 900 acres to a group that formed a nonprofit preservation organization. This Shaker site is in remarkable shape, and features a unique round stone barn. It now encompasses about 1,200 acres and 20 restored buildings. While the Village is based in Hancock, and that town gives the Village its name, a substantial part of the Village is in Pittsfield. See other Shaker villages in the northeast United States through the itinerary Touring Shaker country.
  • 2 Taylor Memorial Library, 733 Main St (On Main St. Main Rd is Rt 43, Main St. runs parallel), +1 413-738-5326. Public library, mainly of interest to genealogists or historians

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  • 1 Jiminy Peak The Mountain Resort, 37 Corey Rd, +1 413 738-5500. Off Brodie Mountain Rd. Three terrain parks and a half pipe for skiers and snowboarders; 43 trails, day and night skiing. Summer activities for the whole family including the Alpine slide, euro-bungee, climbing wall, zipline, mini golf, lift-served mountain biking, and scenic summit rides. Shopping and dining in the Village Center and Country Inn. Outdoor heated swimming pool.
  • 2 Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 MA-43, +1 413 738-5915, fax: +1 413 738-5564, e-mail: . 3475 Route 43, Seasonal activities: Uncle Don's Barnyard, maple syrup, pancake breakfast, strawberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees.

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  • 1 John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House (John Harvard's Jiminy Peak), 37 Corey Rd., #3 (At Jiminy Peak, 3rd Floor of Country Inn & Suites), +1 413 738-5500 ext 3780. Live music, bar, & restaurant $30 and under.
  • 2 Anna's Pizza Restaurant, 175 Lebanon Mountain Rd, +1 (413) 447-7119. At Liberty Plaza, off Rt. 20 Under $10.

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Hotels[edit]

  • 1 Country Inn (Jiminy Peak), 37 Corey Road, +1 413 738-5500. 101 suites.
  • 2 Vacation Village at Berkshires, 276 Brodie Mountain Road, +1 413 738-2000, fax: +1 413 738-2100. 214 Two-bedroom suites. Pool, on-site restaurant and lounge.
  • 3 Wyndham Bentley Brook, 1 Corey Rd (If coming north, take a right off Brodie Mtn. Rd. First address on Corey Rd.), +1 413 738-8600, toll-free: +1 800 989-6901. Family friendly, with pool, tennis courts, hot tub, and wi-fi. Does not accommodate pets. $100-$400+.
  • 4 Berkshire Valley Inn, 2541 Hancock Road (On Route 43, on the border of Hancock and Williamstown. Many address listings give Williamstown as the location.), toll-free: +1 800 537 4246, e-mail: . Located in North Hancock on the border with Williamstown, Berkshire Valley Inn nestles among the forests in rural Berkshire County. Free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, free parking, and use of the pool during summer time. Also accommodates pets. $96 - $201.

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