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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

Quissett Harbor Rd., Falmouth, MA 02543
+1 508-548-8484
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Best "bang for your buck" walk in Falmouth

The Knob is a spit of land sticking out of West Falmouth into Buzzards Bay. There is a short hike... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Falmouth, Massachusetts
A Hidden Oceanside Gem in Falmouth, MA!

On a cool late autumn day, hubby & I chose to day trip to the Cape. Since day time isn't very long... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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Before you go.. there is very limited parking. Please try to walk or bike there for a visit. No large gatherings, events or functions are allowed on the Knob property. Nature trails run among the beach, rock and trees of this hidden shelter. Please leave the property as you found it. Dogs are allowed but only on leash. Please clean-up after your dog. This is a non-smoking property.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“buzzards bay” (17 reviews)
“short hike” (9 reviews)
“easy hike” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Quissett Harbor Rd., Falmouth, MA 02543
+1 508-548-8484
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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...More

1  Thank CapeCodFrank
SPABS, Executive Director at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

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.

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...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 20 October 2016

While visiting Falmouth we decided to tour the Cornelia Cary Sanctuary (The Knob". The location is absolutely lovely and has a great view. We stayed long enough to observe the sunset and as a result met many people from various locations (USA and other countries)...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a lovely spot, but as people have noted, it is also very popular and there are very few parking spaces. The hike out to the knob with ocean vistas is reasonable in the daylight but not completely flat so walking shoes are recommended...More

Thank Altonmann
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It's a nice view perched on the top of a hill. My friends oohed and ahhed. It was okay, but not worth the walk along an unmaintained dirt path along the beach. There is no lighting, so it came become interesting walking after sunset.

Thank pen1
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We enjoyed walking around the Harbor but the main reason we went was to walk the trails to see the sunset. It was a great evening and it's an easy walk and short climb (up stairs) to where you can sit on the rocks and...More

Thank Loretta E
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Knob is a beautiful location and a really easy hike. The view of Buzzards Bay is beautiful, and the walk past Quissett Harbor is nice, too. We hiked out on the harbor side and returned on the more direct path closer to Buzzards Bay....More

1  Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Not only is this out of the way a great spot for a short hike to the water but there's a beach perfect for little ones near Quisset Harbor too. And if you like to sketch or paint this is perfect - or bring a...More

Thank Patti4709
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a lovely place for a short walk. Unfortunately these is very little parking. Come early on the morning or after five. Come before or after summer where you will find less people and crowds.

1  Thank roberta12
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Trails now overgrown with the excellent possibility of you getting poison ivy along with tick borne diseases and multiple mosquito bites.

2  Thank Maurice T
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Andrea C
20 May 2017|
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Response from lbene351 | Reviewed this property |
Directions from Main St. 5 minutes away, 2.4 miles Take slight left onto W Main street Take left onto Locust St Go 1.34 miles Locust street becomes Woods Hole Rd Take a right at the lights Quisset Harbor Rd Follow all the... More
Andrea C
19 May 2017|
Response from lbene351 | Reviewed this property |
32 - 92 Quisset Harbor Rd Falmouth is the address Go as far as you can down the road until you cannot go any further Sorry for the delay! Have fun!
27 November 2016|
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Response from SPABS | Property representative |
Only on a leash