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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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Great place to go for a sunset

This is a little off of the beaten path. You wont hear a lot about it on the internet. It is a odd looking jetty that goes way out into the ocean. Once you are on it you feel like... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jonathansilva05
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Norco, Louisiana
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Norco, Louisiana
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a little off of the beaten path. You wont hear a lot about it on the internet. It is a odd looking jetty that goes way out into the ocean. Once you are on it you feel like your in the middle of the ocean. It can get busy here for a sunset but it is very beautiful.... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been going to the Cape for years, yet we just learned of this hidden gem. The walk was very easy, there are stairs at times, but you can pace yourself. Many different paths will lead you to the beach or to the Knob. We just went May 10th and really enjoyed the walk. The weather... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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143 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy hike. You have paths that go through out the sanctuary. Once on the Knob you can see Martha's Vineyard, across Buzzards Bay to Naushon Island and south into Rhode Island. Lots of birds, rabbits and chipmunks. Wish people with dogs would clean up after them is my only complaint.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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