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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

Quissett Harbor Rd., Falmouth, MA 02543
+1 508-548-8484
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Beautiful views and interesting history in this little harbor

We really enjoyed exploring this lovely little harbor and walking out to the Knob. The views are... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
New York City, New York
Just do it

As the title says, just do it, it's very cool, parking is awful but so isn't everyplace in cape cod... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Bob j
Saratoga Springs, New York
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“buzzards bay” (19 reviews)
“short hike” (10 reviews)
“nice walk” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Quissett Harbor Rd., Falmouth, MA 02543
+1 508-548-8484
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We really enjoyed exploring this lovely little harbor and walking out to the Knob. The views are amazing and the beaches are lovely around it.

Thank lkick
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

As the title says, just do it, it's very cool, parking is awful but so isn't everyplace in cape cod during the summer.

Thank Bob j
Reviewed 28 June 2017

My wife and i went to the Knob in May. It is a pleasant walk, not too strenuous. Like others have said it is a little tricky to find and the parking is tight but it is such a nice walk and so worth it....More

1  Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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

1  Thank will23ny
SPABS, Manager at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

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

Reviewed 12 June 2017 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 8 June 2017 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 5 June 2017

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 23 May 2017

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

1  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
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Andrea C
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
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!
27 November 2016|
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Response from SPABS | Property representative |
Only on a leash