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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

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Address: Falmouth, MA 02543
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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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I've gone to the knob since I was a kid. The walk was always peaceful and scenic and the views are unbeatable. It used to be a hidden gem but words gotten out about how beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've gone to the knob since I was a kid. The walk was always peaceful and scenic and the views are unbeatable. It used to be a hidden gem but words gotten out about how beautiful it is and its a lot more crowded now. In the summer parking is almost impossible. If you really want to enjoy this amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is a problem but if you can find a spot the short walk to the knob is well worth the effort.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Decided to find The Knob and take a hike out to it. Very nice walking trail although it's a bit rough with tree roots, rocks, etc. so probably not good for someone with walking problems. The path was very clean and ended at The Knob which is a bit of land sticking out into the water. Wished I had brought... More 

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SPABS, Executive Director at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the site and walk. Yes, very limited parking. You picked the best time of year to visit... More 

Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

A favorite walk and lovely view especially for sunset! Beach is great too. Have taken my kids out on this walk many times and love the walk through the canape that leads to open ocean.

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Holly Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Beautiful scenic stop if you're in the area. Small hike but generally flat. Great for everyone including kids. Trail is a bit uneven & not meant for anyone with walking issues unless you have time to take it slow. Well worth the hike when you get to the end. Definitely worth a stop!!!

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

The Knob is a spit of land sticking out of West Falmouth into Buzzards Bay. There is a short hike through the woods, and as you emerge, you are treated to a spectacular view of Buzzards Bay. Keep walking out to The Knob, and the view gets better. As others have noted, parking is at a premium during the summer,... More 

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SPABS, Executive Director at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Please spread the word, that although dogs are allowed on the site, they must be leashed at all times. Thank You. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

On a cool late autumn day, hubby & I chose to day trip to the Cape. Since day time isn't very long in November, we set out on a Saturday morning. It was cloudy as we approached the coastline yet still nice to get out and about. Although I wasn't prepared for cold ocean breezes. The Knob is a small... More 

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Hopedale, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

While visiting Falmouth we decided to tour the Cornelia Cary Sanctuary (The Knob". The location is absolutely lovely and has a great view. We stayed long enough to observe the sunset and as a result met many people from various locations (USA and other countries) enjoying their time away. Would highly recommend the walk and plan to do this again.

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Pennington, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a lovely spot, but as people have noted, it is also very popular and there are very few parking spaces. The hike out to the knob with ocean vistas is reasonable in the daylight but not completely flat so walking shoes are recommended for the careful or uneasy walker. There are spots you can hike off to on... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It's a nice view perched on the top of a hill. My friends oohed and ahhed. It was okay, but not worth the walk along an unmaintained dirt path along the beach. There is no lighting, so it came become interesting walking after sunset.

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