Hancock, ME, USA

Hancock, ME, USA

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Where to stay near Hancock, ME?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 724 vacation rentals near Hancock. From 360 houses to 202 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hancock for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Rugged coastal adventures in Hancock

Ocean views, natural beauty and picturesque villages to explore nearby are just a few of the reasons for choosing a Hancock vacation rental. On Maine's Atlantic shore, at the head of Frenchman Bay, this small seaside town has commanding views across the water to Mount Desert Island. Explore the rugged shoreline of the bay to enjoy breezy strolls along the beach, rock pooling, coastal picnics and relaxed outdoor adventures. And it's just a 30-minute drive from your Hancock vacation rental to some of the country's most beautiful scenery at Acadia National Park.

Get outdoors in Hancock

Hancock's coastal location makes it a haven for water-sports enthusiasts – whether you wish to kayak across the calm blue waters of the bay, scuba or snorkel from a little tourist drifter, or book tickets on a whale-watching cruise from the picturesque port of Bar Harbor on nearby Mount Desert Island. Its trails, beaches and mountain paths are an unmissable highlight of any Hancock vacation. Drive across the Mount Desert Narrows, call in at the visitor center to pick up your trail maps and explore the forested hillsides, granite mountain tops and a rocky coastline studded with sea stacks.

Hancock's natural attractions

The closest hike to your Hancock vacation rental is the stroll along the inlet at Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. Spot seals, puffins and ospreys and enjoy the sea views across the bay across to Petit Manan Light. If you're staying at your Hancock vacation rental with kids, check out the neighboring town of Trenton, which has a small wildlife rescue center and a water park with rides and go-karts. In the summer months, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the rustic lobster shacks serving up this quintessential Maine gastronomic treat. Wash it down with a craft tipple from Bar Harbor's brewery or local winery.

All-weather enjoyment in Hancock

Winters in Maine are cold and snowy, making this the season for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. In spring, as the weather warms, the local trout ponds team with life, attracting keen anglers to the area. By summer, the temperatures are pushing into the 70s and the beaches and rocky shores are calling. Over on Mount Desert Island, the golden stretch of Sand Beach is a perfect picnic spot – ideal for sunny family days out. As the leaves begin to change to their glorious autumnal reds and golds, fall is one of the most beautiful times of year to hike, bike or horseback ride on local trails.

Explore Acadia from Hancock

Across the narrows on Mount Desert Island, the Acadia National Park is one of the most beautiful in the country. The thrilling power of the ocean is on display at one of the park's most popular visitor spots, the Thunder Hole. Here, you can hear the awesome sound of ocean waves crashing into this little cavern hewn by white water into the rock. You can enjoy more serene views of the water from the hiking trails that cut across the hillsides. Quartz glitters in the granite rocks, seabirds call overhead, and the forests sweep out in front of you down to the endless blue waters of the Atlantic.