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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

Address: Falmouth, MA 02543
Phone Number: 508-548-8484
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: Nature trails run among the beach, rock and trees of this hidden shelter.
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Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: Nature trails run among the beach, rock and trees of this hidden shelter.
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UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
16 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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