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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

Falmouth, MA 02543
508-548-8484
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Ranked #4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Lovely walk amidst flowers ,and I saw a few birds,lovely scenic views of the ocean, when we finally reached the knob ,its was like being on the prow of a ship,really lovely viewing.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Walkways to a rocky and secluded beach or walk to an elevated point with some seats and a great view. Great place for good dogs.

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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PA
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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
10 helpful votes 10 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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