Date Of Visit: May 18, 2019
Location: Patriot Place, behind Bass Pro Shops, 1 Bass Pro Dr, Foxborough, MA
Parking: there is parking available in front of Bass Pro Shop and additional parking usually reserved for visitors to the New England Patriot games across from the shop
Hours: Open daily sunrise to sunset
Trail size/difficulty: .6 miles, easy
Universally Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Highlights: scenic views, wildlife, easy trails
When one thinks of Patriot Place a cranberry bog and nature walk are probably not the first things that come to mind. Yet, nestled right behind Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place is a hidden trail with an array of wildlife and pretty views.
The trail, which can be easy to miss, is located right behind Bass Pro Shop at the end of the Patriot Place Plaza. But, before you begin the trail, there is a sitting area with a bench to rest on.
The .6 miles is an easy trail that has a pair of boardwalks and dirt trails.
The boardwalk offers a great place to view birds and turtles.
But turtles aren’t the only aquatic critters at the trail. I noticed a few snakes (Northern Water snakes) along the trail. I thought it was funny this snake was on the side of the trail, yet nobody noticed as they walked along the trail. While Northern Water Snakes are not venomous, they do have quite a nasty bite. Fortunately, I do not speak from experience. But I have read they can be dangerous if provoked. They”re cute as a button though!
I also saw this animal there. But, he or she didn’t move much, though.
Leashed dogs are welcome to the trail. Kobe, a 9 month old King Charles Cavalier, enjoyed the trail while I was visiting.