Last week we had some friends visiting and it’s always great when they bring with them suggestions for outdoor spaces since our family hasn’t live on the Cape very long. Somehow they heard of this little hiking spot off Harbor Hill Road near Woods Hole. We were eager to for something new and hiking with our friends was just what we needed. Apparently, this Knob is a bit of a local secret since it is nestled off of the beaten path but after a short hike you are rewarded with a secluded beach. My toddler was decked out in her hiking clothes and sun hat. When we got there were so happy to finally find this place. It is at the end of the road right next to a private driveway and if you didn’t know to look for it you could have easily turned around. There is a small sign labeling the area to the right of the private residence as the Knob and at first you don’t know where the narrow trail will lead. Pretty soon you see some rocky stone steps past a tiny patch of beach and like that, you are transported to an almost mythical place. My husband points something out to
our toddler. Squinting my eyes I could see blue dragonflies in the water plants with a hue so bright I almost believed they couldn’t be real, that they had to be painted on. We followed the trail one after each other as there is really room for one person to comfortably walk through. The views all around were breathtaking. My toddler happily led the team and I felt as giddy as she did. We stopped to take in the scenery of the water and the quiet, out of the way beach but decided to trek on to the end of the trail with an even better vantage point. We took in the moment with each other, our friends, my family to be grateful and humble all at the same time. Then we rested a bit at the hidden beach and walked in the warm and comfortable water where we played with some retrievers nearby who had the same idea. Though a bit rocky for my taste, we still had a memorable time there. What a gem of a find!
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