A Gift and a Responsibility:
The Knob was a gift of Cornelia Carey for conservation. Before making this gift, Miss Carey added to the large boulders that protect the thin neck of the Knob from the waves. It is now our responsibility to protect this beautiful piece of land for the enjoyment of all. Please stay on the main trails and stand well back from the rocks on the Knob's lookout point.
Please don't throw rock and stones from armored areas. The vegetation of the woods and on the beach is what keeps the soil and sand from getting blown and washed away.
Quissett Harbor is one of the best protected and most scenic harbors on Cape Cod. The Knob shelters the harbor entrance from fierce winter storms.
What You Can Do to Help Preserve The Knob:
• Stay on the main trails and off the vegetation.
• Do not throw stones or move rocks that have been placed for protection.
• Pick up litter and trash—yours and what others may have left behind.
The outer portion of the Knob is owned by Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc., a non-profit privately administered
conservation organization. Access to The Knob is on property of the Quissett Harbor House Land Trust, Inc.
Contributions to the Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust, Inc. may be made on a tax deductible basis under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust, Inc.
P.O. Box 197
Falmouth, MA 02541