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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

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Address: Falmouth, MA 02543
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+1 508-548-8484

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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Lovely Short Nature Walk With Beauitiful View at the End

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Hopedale, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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) enjoying their time away. Would highly recommend the walk and plan to do this again.

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Pennington, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 for the careful or uneasy walker. There are spots you can hike off to on... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 watch the sunset-really an ideal spot. We were licky to see a gorgeous sunset. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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. We enjoyed going at low tide to explore the beach and rocky shoreline on the... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 picnic

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