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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

Quissett Harbor Rd., Falmouth, MA 02543
+1 508-548-8484
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Underrated Excursion

The Knob, as it is informally called, is the perfect place for a leisurely hike (the walk is not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York
Falmouth's Best-Kept Secret

As I drove around Quissett Harbor, I marveled @ how smooth & peaceful the water was. I walked the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • 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 1 week ago

The Knob, as it is informally called, is the perfect place for a leisurely hike (the walk is not too strenuous). The wooded trails culminate at the Knob, a lookout point that provides sweeping views of the Bay. Along the way, you'll encounter birds, trees,...More

Thank will23ny
SPABS, Manager at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review. Yes, parking is very limited.. we encourage walking to the property or taking a bike whenever possible.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I drove around Quissett Harbor, I marveled @ how smooth & peaceful the water was. I walked the paths of the Cornelia Carey Sanctuary to The Knob, & enjoyed amazing views of Buzzard's Bay. Secluded beaches can be accessed off the woodland paths of...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I did all my research to get to this place but couldn't figure out how to get to the end of the point. I walked thru the woods and noted some gentleman fishing along the water which I believe was Quisset Harbor. It was...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good walk in the woods but nothing special until you get to the end and see the view from the knob.

Thank Mordechai K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a little off of the beaten path. You wont hear a lot about it on the internet. It is a odd looking jetty that goes way out into the ocean. Once you are on it you feel like your in the middle of...More

Thank jonathansilva05
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My husband and I have been going to the Cape for years, yet we just learned of this hidden gem. The walk was very easy, there are stairs at times, but you can pace yourself. Many different paths will lead you to the beach or...More

Thank lbene351
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is an easy hike. You have paths that go through out the sanctuary. Once on the Knob you can see Martha's Vineyard, across Buzzards Bay to Naushon Island and south into Rhode Island. Lots of birds, rabbits and chipmunks. Wish people with dogs would...More

1  Thank magagoo
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Always a joy to catch the sunset. I've done it for years, the memories of past visits adds to the experience.

1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice, serene visit especially at sunset to enjoy a beautiful end to the day. The day I went it was not crowded nor was it crowded the first time an elder relative brought us out here more than ten years ago. Still the beautiful, tranquil...More

1  Thank Dale675
Reviewed 11 March 2017

It was so warm, we were able to walk on the beach barefooted even though it was February. Beautiful vistas, rustic trails and great history if you want to do a little research beforehand. The "Knob" is a specially amazing land formation, like a little...More

1  Thank 603CandM
SPABS, Owner at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you and glad you enjoyed your visit. I'm trying to spread the word that there is limited parking and that visiting in the off season is the best time to go.. so your review is terrific.

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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.
18 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