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Bring the family! The trail is perfect for all ages and interests.

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 (recreational 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 so you'll be 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!