Bring the family! The trail is perfect for all ages
The town of Hancock offers ample parking, dining
and just about anything else recreational ethusiants
might need. You might want to start early and ride
1/2 of the trail
til Noon, have lunch at one of the local restaurants
wear is always welcome). Then spend the remainder of
the afternoon riding the 2nd half.
Or plan to spend the weekend. Ride the eastern half
of the trail on Saturday, and perhaps tour Fort Frederick
while you're there. Spend a relaxing evening at one
of Hancock's fine local hotels,
lodges or Bed & Breakfasts.
On Sunday you can complete the western half
of the trail. Lunchables are available at local establishments
able to pack n ride!
Specialty shops are springing up on the recently revitalized
Main Street to serve the needs and interests of travelers
and area residents. Known statewide and beyond for
the Town’s many restaurants, Hancock continues
to be a favorite stop for travelers in the region.
The re-watered section of the C&O Canal in the
Town limits provides the visitor with an appreciation
of what the Canal looked like while in operation. It
also complements the fishing opportunities that exist
at the Potomac River Boat Ramp, providing some of the
best bass fishing on this section of the River.
So there's plenty to do for a day, weekend or more!
You'll find Hancock the perfect place to "dock"
for your trip on the Western Maryland Rail Trail!