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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

Address: Falmouth, MA 02543
Phone Number: 508-548-8484
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Ranked #4 of 37 things to do in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic walking areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: Nature trails run among the beach, rock and trees of this hidden shelter.
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Type: Historic walking areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: Nature trails run among the beach, rock and trees of this hidden shelter.
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth the walk, its not far, just through a wooded trail, the Knob, has of the most breath taking views of Buzzards Bay. It’s a perfect place . Surrounded by water on all sides its great place for watching the sunset, or some time for reflection. Perfect place.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the most beautiful spots in Falmouth, overlooking the picturesque Quissett Harbor and Buzzards Bay. There is parking available and it is a really nice walk down the trail to the Knob. My husband and I received a painting of the Knob as a wedding present...we cherish the painting of this truly spectacular location.

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cape cod, massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Knob is a short walk through a wooded path that offers a dramatic view of Buzzards Bay and the entrance to Quisset Harbor.I have visited it many times over the years.If you go to see the sunset be sure to bring a flashlight as it is quite dark in the wooded path upon your return.BTW late at night it... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Knob is a spit of land that is it's own peninsula. After a walk through the woods you end up surrounded by the ocean. On a clear day it's possible to see New Bedford. A great place to go ( if you get there early enough) for quiet time and meditation.

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Massachusetts
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107 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Beautiful location in Buzzards Bay, a short walk from the parking lot along a wooded path. Great place to meditate and watch the ocean. Lots of (foot) traffic in summertime. We passed about a dozen people even in January!

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UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Parking areas are limited but they can be found, especially by the Inner Harbor area (about 6 cars). Make the effort as this is a shortish but beautiful walk, and make sure you go out on The Knob itself. We spent some time just sitting on the steps on the rocks, just looking at the views in peaceful bliss.

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Quad Cities USA
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177 reviews 177 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Nice walk along the water or through the trees. Good views once on "the rock". Very limited parking. And the neighbors apparently don't want ya walking on their sacred sod, because no trespassing signs are plentiful.

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Falmouth
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19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In peak season the parking many be slim but off season it's a snap. It's a nice walk to 'The Knob' but a very nice view. It doesn't take much time so plan to do it slow and enjoy the experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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8 reviews 8 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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