Case of the Winter Blues? It's Time to Hit the Greens!
Discover winter-weather options in Groton that will keep your heart pumping. Groton’s array of indoor and year-round sports and recreation are the cure to cabin fever.
Four Seasons Golf
This high-tech indoor golf simulator facility is located at 515 Route 184. Dave Johnson has operated at this site since 2006, moving here after spending a number of years in Groton Shoppers Mart. Choose any of the 39 Championship Golf Courses available for playing. Call ahead to book a tee time at 860-446-8799. For more information, go to http://www.four-seasons-golf.com/.
Shennecossett Golf Course
Voted one of the Top Ten Best Courses You Can Play in Connecticut by Golfweek in 2018, the course is open year-round as long as there’s no snow on the ground. The current status of the course is posted at www.groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec/shenny/ or you can call the pro shop at 860-448-1867.
Groton Community Center Indoor Sports
The new home of Groton Parks & Recreation activities, the center hosts indoor sports activities for adults including soccer, floor hockey and dodgeball, as well as a number of youth athletics programs. Learn more at www.groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec/.
Mystic Indoor Sports
The Mystic Indoor Sports facility features a 22,000 square-foot field house equipped with a 110’ x 180’ turf field which hosts an array of leagues, clinics and tournaments for soccer, lacrosse and football, as well as state-of-the-art indoor batting cages. Multiple indoor tennis courts are also available for rental or league play. Silver Oak Mystic clubhouse and lounge is located on site.
Photo Credit: CJ Oliver
Winter Sun at Bluff Point State Park, Groton in HDR Creative Commons License
Most town parks are suitable for hiking year-round. Bluff Point State Park, Pequot Woods and Haley Farm State Park feature extensive internal networks of trails. The interactive trail map can be found here.
Whenever snow blankets the ground, Bluff Point State Park and Avery Farm Nature Preserve are ideal for cross-country skiing. Find more information at http://gosaonline.org/hiking-trail-guides/. If the conditions are right, sledding at Washington Park is a perennial favorite.