Recreation and Leisure
Recreational opportunities abound in Groton. Our location in southeastern Connecticut, on the shores of Fishers Island Sound, provides beaches for swimming, sunbathing, volley ball and music concerts. If golf is your game, our world class Shennecossett Municipal Golf Course is for you. We also have a number of municipal tennis courts. Groton’s sea-side location is ideal for sport fishing, boating, diving, sailing and kayaking. On land we have numerous trails and terrain for hiking and acres of open space. Visit Groton's Parks and Forestry page to locate sites in Groton for your favorite recreational activity, including "Central Bark", an environment dedicated to the recreation of man's best friend. For collegiate baseball fans Groton is the home of the Mystic Schooners a team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. They play at the Fitch High School ballfield on summer evenings in June and July.
There are also three Connecticut State Parks within Groton:
- Bluff Point offers a delightful mixture of wooded hiking and biking trails coupled with spectacular wildlife viewing on Long Island Sound.
- Haley's Farm is preserved open space and is used for passive recreational purposes. A 0.8 mile bike trail winds its way through the scenic old shoreline farm.
- Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park is the historic site, where, on September 6, 1781, British forces, commanded by the infamous Benedict Arnold, captured the Fort and massacred 88 of the 165 defenders stationed there.
The Groton Lifestyle also offers: