Parks and Trails

There are many different area attractions in Hancock to enjoy! Spend an afternoon or the entire weekend exploring the rich history and nature. Hancock, Maryland welcomes you!

All parks are located within walking distance of restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, and a laundromat. Parks are well-lit and have restroom facilities.

Camping: Parks allow camping on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge, but campers must check-in with the Town Office.

Western Maryland Rail Trail

The Western Maryland Rail Trail is a paved trail passing through Hancock, MD along its 28 mile path. The trail is well suited for walking, running, biking, and inline skating. The trail’s easy and leisurely path makes it ideal for families, the elderly, and persons with limited mobility. The trail is wheelchair accessible. Pets are permitted on the trail.

273 MD-144
Hancock, MD 21750

Take exit 3 from I-70 into Hancock. Travel west on MD 144 for 1.4 miles. Turn left into the Western Maryland Rail Trail parking lot.

C&O Canal Townpath

Running parallel to the Western Maryland Rail Trail and C&O Canal, the C&O Canal Townpath is a dirt and stone path that passes through Hancock, MD along its stretch of 184.5 miles. Visitors can take in the beauty of the Virginia Bluebell flowers along the trail during the months of March and April, when the path lights up with blue blooms.


Gain access to the trail in Hancock at the Hancock Visitor Center off Route 144, or in central Hancock.

Hancock Visitor Center: See Map

Central Hancock: See Map

Joseph Hancock Jr. Primitive Park

1 Pavilion Available

  • Capacity: 30 – 40 people (seating)
  • Direct access from the trail
  • Free camping!
  • Rental: $60.00 

167 W Main Street
Hancock, MD 21750

Widmyer Park / Veteran’s War Memorial

This park has 4 pavilions available for reservation, full kitchen facilities, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, a ball field, horseshoes, volleyball, a branch of the Washington County Library, and a new public swimming pool coming summer 2023.

Widmyer Park is also home to the Veteran’s War Memorial, honoring 900 Hancock veteran whose years of military service range from the Civil War through the Persian Gulf War.

New Lions Club Pavilion

  • Capacity: 150 – 200 people (seats)
  • Rental: $75.00
  • Electricity Available

Old Lions Club Pavilion

  • Capacity: 75 – 100 people (seats)
  • Rental: $60.00
  • Electricity Available

London Fog Pavilion

  • Capacity: 75 – 100 people (seats)
  • Rental: $60.00
  • Electricity Available

Community Pavilion

  • Capacity: 50 – 75 people (seats)
  • Rental: $40.00

Hancock, MD 21750

Kirkwood Park

Located approximately 1.5 miles northwest of town, this park features several baseball fields, hiking trails, and a large pavilion.

Kirkwood Pavilion

  • Capacity: 450 people
  • Rental: $200.00

Kirk Farm Road
Hancock, MD 21750