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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

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Address: Falmouth, MA 02543
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Nature trails run among the beach, rock and trees of this hidden shelter.

Nature trails run among the beach, rock and trees of this hidden shelter.

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Always a joy to catch the sunset. I've done it for years, the memories of past visits adds to the experience.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Always a joy to catch the sunset. I've done it for years, the memories of past visits adds to the experience.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice, serene visit especially at sunset to enjoy a beautiful end to the day. The day I went it was not crowded nor was it crowded the first time an elder relative brought us out here more than ten years ago. Still the beautiful, tranquil nature area that we have always enjoyed. It was a short walk on a well... More 

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Boscawen, New Hampshire, United States
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105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

It was so warm, we were able to walk on the beach barefooted even though it was February. Beautiful vistas, rustic trails and great history if you want to do a little research beforehand. The "Knob" is a specially amazing land formation, like a little island.

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Thank 603CandM
SPABS, Owner at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this review

Thank you and glad you enjoyed your visit. I'm trying to spread the word that there is limited parking and that visiting in the off season is the best time to go.. so your review is terrific. More 

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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I've gone to the knob since I was a kid. The walk was always peaceful and scenic and the views are unbeatable. It used to be a hidden gem but words gotten out about how beautiful it is and its a lot more crowded now. In the summer parking is almost impossible. If you really want to enjoy this amazing... More 

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Thank Michelle M
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Parking is a problem but if you can find a spot the short walk to the knob is well worth the effort.

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SPABS, Owner at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this review

Yes, very true on the parking. There is only a few spots that are for the public at the edge of the harbor. The parking lot next to the property is private parking only for members of the Quissett Harbor House Trust and cars will be towed. More 

Yarmouth Port, MA
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Decided to find The Knob and take a hike out to it. Very nice walking trail although it's a bit rough with tree roots, rocks, etc. so probably not good for someone with walking problems. The path was very clean and ended at The Knob which is a bit of land sticking out into the water. Wished I had brought... More 

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SPABS, Executive Director at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the site and walk. Yes, very limited parking. You picked the best time of year to visit... More 

Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

A favorite walk and lovely view especially for sunset! Beach is great too. Have taken my kids out on this walk many times and love the walk through the canape that leads to open ocean.

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Holly Hill, South Carolina
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113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Beautiful scenic stop if you're in the area. Small hike but generally flat. Great for everyone including kids. Trail is a bit uneven & not meant for anyone with walking issues unless you have time to take it slow. Well worth the hike when you get to the end. Definitely worth a stop!!!

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Knob is a spit of land sticking out of West Falmouth into Buzzards Bay. There is a short hike through the woods, and as you emerge, you are treated to a spectacular view of Buzzards Bay. Keep walking out to The Knob, and the view gets better. As others have noted, parking is at a premium during the summer,... More 

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SPABS, Executive Director at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Please spread the word, that although dogs are allowed on the site, they must be leashed at all times. Thank You. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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229 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

On a cool late autumn day, hubby & I chose to day trip to the Cape. Since day time isn't very long in November, we set out on a Saturday morning. It was cloudy as we approached the coastline yet still nice to get out and about. Although I wasn't prepared for cold ocean breezes. The Knob is a small... More 

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