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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

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Address: Falmouth, MA 02543
Phone Number: 508-548-8484
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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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What an experience

This pleasant walk along a bay ends on a small tidal island overlooking the sound. As you reach your destination, a terrific onshore breeze can be a surprise, though a nice one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pleasant walk along a bay ends on a small tidal island overlooking the sound. As you reach your destination, a terrific onshore breeze can be a surprise, though a nice one. The knob gives a panoramic view though parking can be difficult.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Short (10 minute) hike through pretty woods to a point with spectacular views up and down the coast. We regularly take guests there

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Bridgewater MA
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106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I have been coming here since I was a child. I have to say that the trails were a little bit easier to walk along and the tree with the rope swing was a favorite. Breathtaking views. I have brought many people here and they enjoyed going through the woods and ending up at an overlook of the ocean.

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Thank katlat29
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Lovely views make this walk superb especially in the off season when you can enjoy the solitude and easily find a parking space!

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Wonderful place to take a mildly energetic walk on a lovely day. Surrounded by beautiful views of sea, boats, and Cape countryside.

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Santa Fe, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Visited in off season so we had no issue with crowds or parking. Nice evening walk from parking lot on trail that led out to a spectacular sunset view. Would recommend taking a flashlight or returning to your car before dark as trail is somewhat rustic and uneven which could be a little tricky navigating in the dark but we'll... More 

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Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

A chance to walk to the Knob lookout with spectacular views of Buzzard's Bay and the far coast just visible. The site is kept as natural as possible so no facilities of any kind. There is a good beach on the bay side and on the east side Quissett Harbour, with plenty to see. Not the easiest place to find... More 

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Millersburg, Ohio, United States
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a non-handicap accessible path that is has a stunning sunset view and a couple of other calendar worthy photo stops along the path. From the know you can actually swing around and look east as well to catch a morning view. We were lucky enough to see a full moon rising in the east while the sun was... More 

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Central NY State
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I can't believe this is not a higher rated spot for attractions near Falmouth. This short hike and views were among the highlight of our trip to Cape Cod this year. Parking is limited - but it's not a long walk from other spots to park. If the weather permits, consider bringing your swim suit and a picnic. The beach... More 

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Natick, MA
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99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We learned about The Knob from an inn keeper in Woods Hole years ago. It's one of my favorite places on the Cape. Just minutes away from busy Woods Hole Road, The Knob is accessed by a sandy path beginning along the quaint Quisset Harbor. Take any right along the bath to small, private beach areas to enjoy the peace... More 

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