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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

Quissett Harbor Rd., Falmouth, MA 02543
+1 508-548-8484
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Nice walk

This was a great stop to get some fresh air and run the kids a bit. It's a mile walk out to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
So pretty

A very dog-friendly place with clean, well-maintained trails. It was an overcast day, so it as a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Westborough, Massachusetts
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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” (18 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 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great stop to get some fresh air and run the kids a bit. It's a mile walk out to the point. Park is limited and they tow if you park in a no parking area. Three cars towed the day before according...More

Thank deeter123
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very dog-friendly place with clean, well-maintained trails. It was an overcast day, so it as a bit crowded, but the views are fantastic.

Thank Karen-0lson
Reviewed 1 week ago

This surely qualifies as a hidden gem. The sanctuary provides a great natural preserve just minutes away from the busy downtown area of Falmouth. There is a series of lush trails that snake through the preserve. For those heading to The Knob keep right at...More

1  Thank CATTSAR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The knob is a short easy hike to a wonderful view of Buzzards Bay. The parking is limited but it is worth the effort. It costs nothing and only takes up an hour of your time. A hidden gem.

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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Andrea C
19 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!
26 November 2016|
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Response from SPABS | Property representative |
Only on a leash