In Hancock, we don’t “go shopping” (unless you’re talking about a trip to the grocery store). It’s just so… yesterday.
We’ve taken a new approach to the shopping experience and we invite you to join in! Instead of parking your car in a lot along with hundreds of others and walking from chain store to chain store, in Hancock, you’ll meander down charming country roads where finding the place is all part of the adventure!
Here is a list of proprietors, proctors, and purveyors of fine goods you’ll want to visit for an authentic Hancock “shopping” experience!
Richard L. Price Watercolors
Dick Price is a Hancock treasure! We could use terms such as “full range of tonal values,” “depth and luminosity,” and “emotional perception,” but we prefer simply to say, “Man, he’s REALLY GOOD!” And we mean REALLY GOOD. Dick’s watercolors have won awards in regional and national art shows. But more than that, his work — whose subject matter is primarily the countryside surrounding his home — evokes such a sense of place that to look upon his paintings it to truly look into the heart of Hancock.
Dick is a prolific artist. He’s always busy painting, teaching, or showing his work across the nation. But if you catch him at just the right time and your subject matter sparks his interest, he may just be willing to take on a commissioned project for you. At the very least, you’ll want to get in touch with him for a private viewing of his personal gallery. It is exquisite!
420 Rhodes Rd
Ray Turner's Delaware Delicacies
If Dick Price is our resident Hancock Treasure (and he is!), then Ray Turner is our resident Hancock Celebrity!
Currently co-starring in the National Geographic Channel’s second season of “Filthy Riches,” Ray Turner is, by all accounts, a fascinating individual. He has worked his little spot on the East Branch of the Delaware River for decades, like his father before him, building his weir each season (no easy task!) to trap the migrating eels that are the staple of his business, then tearing it down again at season’s end. His “delicacies” range from smoked eel caught and processed right at his property along the Delaware River to smoked cheeses, salmon, shrimp, and more… all produced in his own smokehouse by the man himself… and sought after by individuals and epicurean establishments around the world.
But don’t go there to gawk; even though he’s an international television celebrity, Ray cherishes his solitary lifestyle on the river and we respect that. But go for an eel or two, and he’ll be delighted to accommodate you!
The Camptons Art and Design Studio and Gallery
A dazzling array of colorful direct-import, vintage, and antique tribal rugs awaits you at Camptons art studio and gallery. Procured from the collection of Donna Endres of Istanbul and Samarkand Rug Gallery in Austin, Texas, these unbelievable pieces of useable and hanging art seem custom-made for the modern cabin and contemporary farmhouse.
Camptons also offers handmade mercantile items such as bath products, limited edition t-shirts, prints, and a line of modern camp style furniture.
Summer hours (between Memorial Day and Labor Day) are Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sundays 11 am to 3 pm. Off-season hours are Friday through Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Gracie's Garden & Gifts
The two enthusiastic young ladies who operate Gracie’s Garden & Gifts bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the Village of Hancock. This family-owned enterprise offers one-of-a-kind floral arrangements and unique, hand-selected gifts for the discerning shopper.
Willindy Willow Soapworks
Looking for the best natural handmade goats milk soap? Look no further than Willindy Willow Soapworks!
Goat milk soap, unlike synthetic soaps, gives a fresh, natural clean that’s better for your skin, your health, and the environment. Willindy Willow handmade soaps are perfect for washing, bathing, and cleaning.
Eminence Road Farm Winery
A delightful little gem just 15 miles from Hancock Village up Scenic Byway 97, Eminence Road Farm Winery makes small lots of dry table wine in a barn on the western edge of the Catskills in Long Eddy, NY using vinifera grapes from sustainably managed Finger Lakes vineyards. All wine is fermented by naturally occurring yeasts and bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered with the only addition being a minimal amount of sulfite for stability. The winery is open by appointment for tasting and sales. Contact owners Andrew Scott and Jennifer Clark by e-mail or phone to arrange a visit. Eminence Road wine can also be found at local farmers’ markets as well as fine restaurants and wineshops in the Finger Lakes, Catskills, Hudson Valley, Manhattan, and Brooklyn.
Little River Rods
On the banks of the West Branch of the Delaware River in Hancock, New York, Dennis Menscer is making some of the finest bamboo rods in the world.
Dennis favors rods that match his own relaxed casting style. His typical rod will be 2 piece, two tips, flamed bamboo, with hand filed and pressed nodes, maroon wraps with black tipping and comes with a handmade sock, aluminum tube and brass cap. A highly skilled machinist, Dennis is one of the few makers today who machines his own fittings and a customer can expect to enjoy handmade ferrules, real seat fittings, winding check and rod tube brass fittings. He also specializes in hollow built construction in his rods between 7 ½ and 9 feet, which lightens the weight and makes the action of his top-of-the-line rods crisper.
951 Lower Cadosia Road,
Lifetime Hancock resident Bill Gross has been honing his skills as a “Master Blaster” for many years. He produces custom sand-blasted items from native Hancock, NY bluestone (in case you don’t already know, bluestone is a “thing” in Hancock… the Statue of Liberty stands on Hancock bluestone!… read more about that here), as well as any type of sign from vinyl to wood, metal, and plastic.
Talk to Bill if you’re looking for an absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind “Proudly Made In Hancock, NY” item for your home or as a gift. He has taken custom orders from clients requesting everything from garden pavers, cabin/house numbers and signs, and bluestone benches to checker/game tables, plaques, birdbaths, and sundials. Your custom item is only limited by your imagination!
Lori's Landscape & Perennials
Just a mile or so outside Hancock Village is Lor’s Landscape & perennials — a magical little world where faeries dwell and all nature of botanical delights await! Housed in a historic train depot, Lori creates beautiful custom floral displays and sells everything from seeds and plants to unique and wonderful gift items for everyone on your list.
Lori and her staff also provide stellar landscaping services in the Hancock area. If you’ve been longing for the lawn and garden of your dreams, give Lori a call!
Lori Rae Jewelry
Lori Rae’s jewelry work has been featured in many national publications and in fine boutiques and retailers around the world, as well as in costuming for several television soap operas. Lori finds inspiration for her original designs through the tranquil landscape surrounding her home in Hancock, NY.
Border Water Outfitters
Border Water Outfitters boasts over 2400 sq. ft. of specialized products for all your fly fishing needs. It’s a place where anglers gather to get the latest river & hatch information, exchange stories, meet friends, and to get the equipment needed for a successful day on the famed waters of the Upper Delaware.
Hancock Liquor Store
If you’re hosting a party, looking for the perfect gift, or just wanting a nice bottle of wine for a quiet evening, the Hancock Liquor Store is your best bet for something anyone and everyone will love. This small store in the heart of Hancock Village packs a big punch when it comes to selection and creative gift ideas. Theresa always makes sure the house is stocked with a multitude of current holiday options, and her in-depth knowledge of regional and international wines is exceptional.
95 East Front Street
Marino's Outdoor World
Billed jointly as a souvenir shop, museum, firearms purveyor, outfitter, clothing store, and NY State licensing center, Marino’s is a destination in itself! They are the premier outdoor store in the area, and the courteous and knowledgeable staff have all the insider’s information to make your stay in Hancock a real adventure!
Joeann Knehr, Glass Artist
A 1989 graduate of the Hancock Central School District, Joeann Knehr majored in business and art and previously operated a ceramic studio at her Pennsylvania residence. For the past few years, Joeann has been working in fused and stained glass and mosaics and can be found in her studio where she receives visitors by appointment.
Hancock Farmer's Market
One of the best things about living here in Hancock is being surrounded by small, independent farmers and growers. You’ll find just about everything in season at our market every first and third Saturday during the summer months, as well as products from local crafters and artisans. Check our Goings On and Features sections for the latest updates on who and what you’ll find on the next market date!
Auctions & Antiques
Looking for memorabilia, nostalgic items, beautiful antiques, a good bargain, and an entertaining experience? You’ll find all these and more at any of the establishments listed below. To truly get a taste of the shopping culture in our fair region, head down to one of the auction houses and listen to the auctioneer chant as you enjoy a simple snack and friendly competition with fellow bidders. We dare you to resist bidding on something!
Cadosia Valley Antiques
1521 State Highway 268
Wake Robbin Antiques & Etc
1494 Crosstown Highway
Dancing Dog Antiques
77 Creamery Road
Beaver Mountain Log Homes
So… you’ve had a chance to look around a bit and now you’ve got that twinkle in your eye that says, “maybe it’s not such a crazy idea to move here!” Welcome to Beaver Mountain country! Beaver Mountain Log Homes is the Northeast’s Premier Custom-Built Cedar Log and Timber Frame Home Source… and they’re here, right off Route 17, just outside of Hancock!
Beaver Mountain has built over 2,000 custom log homes in the past 30 years, and they’ve got some gorgeous model homes you can preview on their property… just stop in and ask for the tour!