Nestled between Nashua River and Squannacook River in the northwestern part of Middlesex County, Groton provides its residents with a nature-centric lifestyle, great educational opportunities, and a tight-knit community and 5-star restaurants (Forge and Vine, Gibbet Hill Grill).
A historic and nature-centric town
Established in the mid-1600s, Groton has grown from a small trading post to a thriving, family-friendly community. The town is proud of its rich history and heritage, which you can clearly see just by driving down the vibrant Main Street. Here, you can find the town’s First Parish Church, originally built in 1755 as an assembly area for the Groton Minutemen, and the Groton Inn, the oldest operating inn in the country.
Groton is also a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Known for its gorgeous hillsides and scenic conservation land, around 42% of the town is protected open space. Avid hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders can explore over 100 miles of maintained trails, which lead to lakes, eskers, kettle holes, rivers, fields and working farms, and even kinetic art.
A community for everyone
This town truly lives up to its motto of “All Are Welcome.” Whether you’re a young professional, a senior adult in retirement, or a parent with a growing family, you’ll instantly feel welcomed in Groton.
As a resident, you get to enjoy a myriad of sports events and festivals year-round. In May, the town’s runners get to show the fruits of their training at the Groton Road Race. In September, there’s the long-awaited Grotonfest, an annual arts and crafts fair that celebrates Groton’s local artists, craftsmen, and small business owners. Groton also celebrates its popular Fireman’s Parade and Muster and hosts the annual National Shepley Hill Horse Trials.
Groton offers students outstanding educational opportunities as well. It is home to renowned college-prep schools such as Lawrence Academy, which is one of the oldest private schools in the state, and Groton School, one of the top boarding schools in the country. Moreover, it is serviced by the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, a highly rated public school district.
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