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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

Quissett Harbor Rd., Falmouth, MA 02543
+1 508-548-8484
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Great Walk

I've gone to the knob since I was a kid. The walk was always peaceful and scenic and the views are... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Michelle M
Glorious views

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

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Julian A
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Before you go.. there is very limited parking. Please try to walk or bike there for a visit. No large gatherings, events or functions are allowed on the Knob property. Nature trails run among the beach, rock and trees of this hidden shelter. Please leave the property as you found it. Dogs are allowed but only on leash. Please clean-up after your dog. This is a non-smoking property.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“buzzards bay” (17 reviews)
“short hike” (9 reviews)
“easy hike” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Quissett Harbor Rd., Falmouth, MA 02543
+1 508-548-8484
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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....More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Thank Julian A
SPABS, Owner at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Yes, very true on the parking. There is only a few spots that are for the public at the edge of the harbor. The parking lot next to the property is private parking only for members of the Quissett Harbor House Trust and cars will...More

Reviewed 18 January 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...More

Thank L R
SPABS, Executive Director at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

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

Reviewed 7 January 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.

1  Thank LocalTake
Reviewed 2 January 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...More

Thank mrssrb
Reviewed 22 December 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...More

1  Thank CapeCodFrank
SPABS, Executive Director at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

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.

Reviewed 21 November 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...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 20 October 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)...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 17 October 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...More

Thank Altonmann
Reviewed 12 October 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.

Thank pen1
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Andrea C
How to get from Main St in Falmouth where Mariner Motel is to Quisset Harbor Rd where the Knob is?
20 May 2017|
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Response from lbene351 | Reviewed this property |
Directions from Main St. 5 minutes away, 2.4 miles Take slight left onto W Main street Take left onto Locust St Go 1.34 miles Locust street becomes Woods Hole Rd Take a right at the lights Quisset Harbor Rd Follow all the... More
Andrea C
Directions from Mariner Motel in Falmouth please.
19 May 2017|
Response from lbene351 | Reviewed this property |
32 - 92 Quisset Harbor Rd Falmouth is the address Go as far as you can down the road until you cannot go any further Sorry for the delay! Have fun!
Are dogs allowed?
27 November 2016|
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Response from SPABS | Property representative |
Only on a leash