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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

Falmouth, MA 02543
508-548-8484
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: Nature trails run among the beach, rock and trees of this hidden shelter.
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Short, straightforward little hike. Ends at a lovely, quiet beach. Pretty harbour as you head into the hike too. Insider tip: No bathrooms/change facilities for the beach - so be prepared! Free parking available (a rarity in this area!) but there aren't very many spaces. Was great for a late afternoon hike/swim.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We walked on the path to The Knob that was lined with sweet honeysuckles. Not knowing what to expect, we continued on along the wooded path and began to smell the sea. The path opened up to a gorgeous view of the Sound. There are rock-made steps if you care to venture down to the secluded beach. We continued on,... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While it may take 10 to 15 minutes to get through the terrain, the final destination is well worth the trip. Incredible views, amazing sunsets, and friendly co-travelers make this a must-do when in Falmouth!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

visited in late May. very nice walk of@ 1/4 mile, & easily accessible to seniors who do not need walking assistance.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were in the area after coming back from ferry. So glad we found this (thank you, Tripadvisor!). The directions that opened in google maps from trip advisor were wrong, though. We parked and saw nothing. You need to go until the road ends. We were lucky to find one spot open of the 10 or so. Short walk through... More

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Rye, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

This site can be found by driving down Oyster Pond Road all the way to the end. There is parking on the right side with the harbor on the left. The entrance to the knob is between the harbor and a private driveway. After walking a short distance there's an information kiosk showing different trails. Parking can be a premium,... More

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Absecon, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

we stumbled onto this after hearing about it from locals, breathtaking. Make sure you follow the path all around past the harbor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Gorgeous hidden gem. Lovely short walk to the knob. Perfect at sunset for some soul searching & taking great photographs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Found this gem on a local map of the town that you get at local businesses. We were looking for something new to do before heading home and this was perfect. Went in late May just before Memorial Day so parking was not a problem. A short wooded hike leads you to Buzzards Bay and the views are breathtaking. It... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It's an easy stroll but with a great view. If it's a hot day take your swimmers and enjoy a refreshing dip. We went lunchtime mid week in June and didn't have any parking issues but there aren't many spaces. It's a delightful spot and the drive there from Falmouth was very scenic. A worthy detour.

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