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Hancock is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The town was named for John Hancock. The population was 323 at the 2010 census. Hancock is home to the Middlebury College Snow Bowl and contains Middlebury Gap through the Green Mountains.Hancock was one of thirteen Vermont towns isolated by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.GeographyHancock is located in eastern Addison County, extending from the crest of the Green Mountains in the west to the valley of the White River in the east. The village of Hancock lies along the White River at the confluence of the Hancock Branch from Middlebury Gap. Vermont Route 100 leads north-south through the town, following the White River, leading north into Granville and Warren, and south into Rochester and Stockbridge. Vermont Route 125 leaves Route 100 in Hancock village and leads west, across Middlebury Gap (elevation 2144ft) into Ripton and Middlebury. The Middlebury College Snow Bowl, a downhill ski area, is on the western side of Middlebury Gap. The Long Trail follows the crest of the Green Mountains in the western part of Hancock, crossing the summit of Worth Mountain (3234ft) and reaching the summit of Boyce Mountain (3323ft) a few feet north of the town boundary in Ripton. Texas Falls is a scenic waterfall on Hancock Branch that can be reached by road and has a Green Mountain National Forest recreation area nearby.To find out how to plan a trip to United States, use our trip itinerary maker.
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