Outdoor & Sporting Adventures in Foxborough, Plainville & Wrentham

If you’re on a quest for outdoor adventure and engaging sports activities in the state of Massachusetts look no further than the greater Foxborough, Wrentham, and Plainville area. These three towns are stock full of scenic hikes and trails, sports clubs and golf courses, set to fill the needs of any outdoor spirit or active sportsmen and women. Whether you’re looking to sharpen your golf swing or explore the beautiful forests of eastern Massachusetts, this hub of outdoor activities is the place for you.

Patriot Place

Patriot Place
Patriot Place

Patriot Place

Address: 2 Patriot Pl. Foxborough, MA 02035

If you arrive during the Winter season, head over to Winter Skate at Patriot Place. Rent a pair of skates and hop out onto the massive 60-by-140 foot ice rink located near all of the shops, restaurants, and attractions of Patriot Place. Pretend you’re Bruins legend Bobby Orr and play some non-contact hockey, Massachusetts hailing Olympic gold medalist Tenley Albright and work on your figure skating, or just have a pleasant end to your evening with this new take on a classic Massachusetts tradition.

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Independent Sportsman's Club

Independent Sportsmans Club
Independent Sportsmans Club

Independent Sportsman's Club

Address: 38 Mirimichi Rd Foxborough, MA 02035

If you’re visiting during the Spring or warmer seasons, and there’s no ice to skate, head over to the Independent Sportsmen’s Club in Foxborough, where you can try your hand at recreational shooting. Check out their many skeet and trap fields, rifle ranges, and sporting clay courses and learn how to fire a rifle like a Boston revolutionary. Veteran sportsmen will assist in teaching any who would like to learn, just be sure to call in advance to make arrangements to take a class in whichever firearm discipline you prefer.

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Jake & Joe's Sports Grill

Jake and Joes Sports
Jake and Joes Sports

Jake & Joe's Sports Grill

Address: Adjacent to Forbes Crossing 25 Foxborough Blvd, Foxborough, MA 02035

After you’ve worked up an appetite skating like Massachusetts sports legends or shooting like one of Sam Adam’s Sons of Liberty, head on down to Jake & Joe’s Sports Grill for a sports themed lunch of American comfort food. Their family-style menu offers chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, salads, burgers, and any food that a hungry sportsman or woman could crave after a workout. Be sure to enjoy your fill and get ready for a busy day ahead!

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Hawkins Woods Disc Golf

Hawkins Woods Disc Golf

Address: 118A Hawkins St Plainville, MA 02762

After lunch, try a few rounds of disc golf (or as those in the know call it, ‘frolf’) at the Hawkins Woods Disc Golf course. Work on your flicks, backhands, hammers and ‘scoobers’ as you try to best-one another in throwing discs into baskets from far away. Explore the scenic woods of Plainville and work to beat the course record of 24 laid down by professional frolf player Marc Deblasio.

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Stoneridge Grill and Bar

Stoneridge Grill and Bar
Stoneridge Grill and Bar

Stoneridge Grill and Bar

Address: 60 Man Mar Dr, Plainville, MA 02762

After your long day of sports outings, dine at the Stoneridge Grill and Bar in Plainville. This restaurant prides itself on serving delicious pizza, seafood, and meat made from raw ingredients put together in their scratch kitchen. A highly reviewed eating establishment to get your grub on, the Stoneridge Grill and Bar will serve as a great place to end your busy day of outdoor recreation.

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The Commons Neighborhood Eatery

The Commons
The Commons

The Commons Neighborhood Eatery

Address: 20 Central St. Foxborough, MA 02035

If you’re not in the mood for yogurt and granola at your campsite, start the next day with breakfast at the Commons Neighborhood Eatery in Foxborough. This breakfast and lunch joint calls itself “the place everyone talks about” and states that it has the “best breakfast in Foxborough.” You can be the judge of that, but it’s a hard thing to turn down the famous Common’s “Benny’s From Heaven”, their signature eggs benedict.

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F. Gilbert Hills State Forest (formerly Foxboro State Forest)

F. Gilbert Hills State Forest (formerly Foxboro State Forest)

Address: 45 Mill St. Foxborough, MA 02035

Once you’ve fueled up on a classic Foxborough breakfast, head to the F. Gilbert Hills State Forest for a beautiful day hike. This forest, composed of pine and oak trees and spanning 1000 acres, features 23 miles of trails and scenic views of Sunset Lake which can be found near its center. Hike to your heart’s content and if you’re lucky, you might find the strange stone structures hiding there which some believe were built by the Algonquin tribes long ago.

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The Big Apple Farm

Big Apple Farm
Big Apple Farm

The Big Apple Farm

Address: 207 Arnold St. Wrentham, MA 02093

Take a moment to relax at The Big Apple Farm in Wrentham after your hike and go picking whatever fruit is in season. At this farm you can find apples, apricots, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches and more. Find the farm stand for syrups and jellies, as well as donuts and cookies at the bakery. This is a great place to stop and enjoy the “fruits” of nature!

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Foxborough Country Club

Foxborough Country Club
Foxborough Country Club

Foxborough Country Club

Address: 33 Walnut St, Foxborough, MA 02035

Retire for the late afternoon with a little golf at the Foxborough Country Club. Boasting a beautiful eighteen hole golf course, the Foxborough Country Club offers an excellent golfing experience to both rookie and veteran golfers alike. Head to the pro-shop to buy a new set of clubs, get yourself a lesson or a scorecard, and get out on the course!

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TB12 Sports Therapy Center

TB12 Sports
TB12 Sports

TB12 Sports Therapy Center

Address: 240 Patriot Pl Foxborough, MA 02035

Now that you’ve been engaged in sports activities for two days, take a moment to take care of your muscles and body at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center. Founded by former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, TB12’s mission is to fundamentally change “the way athletes of all ages & levels think about preparation, longevity, and recovery.” Enter this facility to help recover from any short or long term soreness and for advice from sports science experts on how to keep your body feeling healthy and strong.

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CBS Sporting Club

CBS Sporting Club
CBS Sporting Club

CBS Sporting Club

Address: 200 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035

After being taken care of the crew at TB12, enjoy dinner at the CBS Sporting Club in Patriot Place. At this sports bar you can watch the Red Sox, the Bruins, the Celts, or whoever else is playing or fighting the night you’re visiting town while eating great food and drinking delicious beverages. Wings, burgers, beer and sports–this place has it all.

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Lake Pearl

Lake Pearl
Lake Pearl

Lake Pearl

Address: 299 Creek St, Wrentham, MA 02093

Enjoy Sunday brunch at Lake Pearl in Wrentham. All you have to do is pay for admission, and then you’re in for a wonderful buffet style meal on the beautiful Lake Pearl property. If you come at the right time, you might get to see a couple being married there, as it is a popular destination for weddings and social events.

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Wrentham State Forest

Wrentham State Forest

Address: 690 Taunton St, Wrentham, MA 02093

Try to get one last trip out into nature at the Wrentham State Forest for mountain biking. There are miles and miles of winding trails and dirt roads perfect to bike with friends for an afternoon. Minimally developed, the Wrentham State Forest is perfect for somebody who loves the pure woods and an unadulterated view of nature.

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Patriots Hall of Fame Presented by Raytheon

Patriot Hall of Fame and Pro Shop
Patriot Hall of Fame and Pro Shop

Patriots Hall of Fame Presented by Raytheon

Address: 1 Patriot Pl. Foxborough, MA 02035

On your way out, be sure to visit the Patriots Hall of Fame Presented by Raytheon at Patriot Place in Foxborough. Check out this interactive exhibit on the best football team in the country (possibly world) and see the things that made the Patriots who they are. Also, be sure to check out the six Super Bowl Championship trophies on display there (and the many more that will come after!).

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Normandy Farms Cabins
Normandy Farms Cabins

Normandy Farms Campground

Address: 72 West St, Foxborough, MA 02035

Head into Foxborough and check in to where you would like to stay for the next few days. Those nature-lovers who would like to camp can do so in one of the finest luxury camping destinations in Massachusetts, Normandy Farms Campground. In this well-established vacation destination (est. in 1971) one can camp in a tent, sleep in their own vehicle, or lodge in a beautiful deluxe cabin. Conveniently furnished with tennis courts, bike parks, and a fully furnished fitness center, this resort makes a great staging ground for any family vacation!

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Hilton Garden Inn Gillette Stadium
Hilton Garden Inn Gillette Stadium

Hilton Garden Inn Patriot Place

Address: 27 Patriot Place Foxborough, MA 02035

For those who would like to sleep in more traditional vacation lodging, check out the Hilton Garden Inn Foxborough Patriot Place located conveniently just a six minute walk away from Gillette and close to the many sports hubs in the area.

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