Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
605 Gold Star Highway
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: (860) 445-1986
Fax: (860) 449-9426
Offers ship chandlery & service. There is a launch service, water taxi and shuttles serving the Thames River area.
No longer do public libraries just house books. In fact places like the Groton Public Library serves as a site where local events, classes and courses take place. Programs especially for children like knitting classes, story time for preschool kids are scheduled at Groton Public Library from time to time. A family too can spend quality time with each other with the help of story time meant for the entire unit. The library also provides outreach services for those who cannot visit the library. Just give them a call and they will gladly deliver your favored books at your doorstep.
"The Hundred-Year House" is a Victorian home overlooking the Thames River on Groton Bank - a true time-capsule of turn-of-the-century American family life rather than typical museum recreation.
Fort Griswold overlooks the Thames River that is the primary waterway in eastern Connecticut. During the Revolutionary War, For Griswold was a key landmark during the Battle of Groton Heights in 1781 when Benedict Arnold and British troops invaded and burned New London, including what is today Groton; however the Fort was spared when the British took control of it. The property includes several other structures. The Groton Monument, a 135-foot (41-meter) and 166-step obelisk dedicated to the fort's defenders. The nearby Monument House Museum and Ebenezer Avery House present numerous Revolutionary War-themed lectures and exhibits throughout the year.
Poquonnock Plains Park is large park in the town of Groton. This expansive ground serves as a venue for several functions, exhibitions and other large scale events. It is most famous for the annual Groton Falls Festival. The Tercentennial Playground is also located in this park. It is ideal for children of all ages. The trees, flora and flora make it an ideal spot for walks and recreation. Come and appreciate nature's bounty at this wonderful park. Contact the Parks office for more information.
Bluff Point State Park is retreat away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Explore mysterious trails, go biking or simply feast your eyes on the bounty of nature at the trail that leads to Bluff Point. This 800-acre (325-hectare) undeveloped land is a real boon for city-dwellers who like to fish or bike in the high mountains. The Coastal Reserve, with a beach at its end, attracts millions of tourists each year and is popular with locals who love to feel one with nature. Open every day from 8a to sunset. Call for more details.
Specializing in seven varieties of apples, this family style farm also offers items such as sweet corn and pumpkins seven days a week from June to November.
New London's Historic Waterfront District is a charming, New England-city gathering spot for this city of 25,700. This 26-block patch of restaurants, clubs, bars and shops is a National Register Historic District. Throughout the year, there are several events on the waterfront, such as Friday Nights in the District during winter.
Restored schoolhouse where Connecticut's state hero taught prior to enlisting in Washington's army.
Built by Governor John Winthrop, the mill was originally used to grind corn for colonists. The water wheel has been rebuilt and awaits further restoration.
Offers a half mile promenade and five piers to city residents and visiting tourists. Free floating docks for transient boaters, no overnights. Sailboats: moorings available at southern end of Park, next to Shaw's Cove. Dingy dock on Custom House Pier section of Park. Transient boaters welcome. Car top boat ramp located at south end of Park between Custom House Pier and Fishing Pier.
Home of America's tall ship USCG Barque Eagle. Beautiful grounds, museum and chapel. Periodic cadet parades. School tours available. U.S. Coast Guard Band offers concerts throughout the year.