Welcome to Groton
A picturesque town with suburban convenience and rural charm
If you dream of wide open spaces, rolling countrysides, forested paths, and room to breathe, then Groton may be the perfect fit. This gorgeous town with a population of around 11,000 that has put considerable effort into maintaining its rural charm. More than 42 percent of the town's land is protected from development. Those protected lands are crisscrossed by more than 100 trails, allowing you to explore the best Mother Nature offers.
While the town offers plenty of conservations spaces, walking trails, and fishing lakes, it also has a bustling main street that is the epicenter for Groton activity, offering five-star dining and trendy boutiques. It's also the location for many local activities like craft shows, community dinners, and holiday festivals.
Groton delivers the best of suburban convenience and the tranquility of the rural Massachusetts countryside. It might be your perfect place to call home.
What to Love
- Bustling Main Street offers plenty of entertainment, dining, and shopping
- Protected rural feel with vast conservation areas, fishing lakes, and walking trails
- Regular town gatherings foster a strong community spirit and friendly atmosphere
Groton's vibe is one of peaceful tranquility. People live here because they want to experience the calm of a rural area and escape the congestion surrounding the Boston area. Living in Groton means they get that without giving up suburban conveniences. There are still plenty of things to do in the area, including great shopping and dining.
Community engagement is high here, with events like community dinners and craft shows well-supported. It's a quiet, friendly community that loves the outdoors and wants to protect the good things they have going here.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Groton residents benefit from some incredible local cuisine. Head to the old converted barn off Main Street to eat at Gibbet Hill Grill, where they grow their produce to create a list of delicious dishes. Or walk behind the Groton Inn to find Forge & Vine, a chic restaurant with gorgeous views over the surrounding hillside. They serve delicious pasta dishes and have a great drink menu.
You'll also find local chain Filho's Cucina in Groton, where you can eat traditional Italian dishes. There is a Blackbird Cafe in town, too. A Massachusetts favorite for breakfast, their breakfast sandwiches are a must-try menu item.
Things to Do
Thanks to the expansive conservation areas in Groton, you'll have plenty of outdoor recreation to keep you busy. Start your outdoor adventures on the Nashua River Rail Trail, an 11-mile trail that winds you through forested lands and is perfect for leaf peeping in the fall. Closer to home, you'll find Groton Town Forest, a riverside park that is a great place to go for a walk or ride your bike.
Learn more about Groton's local history at Bancroft's Castle. General William Bancroft built the historical landmark in 1906. It's part of a protected open space with great trails leading to the top of Gibbet Hill. It's also a perfect place to watch the sunset.
Groton has a thriving music scene, too. You can take part in it by visiting Groton Hill Music Center. It's a non-profit music school providing music education to children and adults and hosts a popular concert series.
Groton-Dunstable Regional School District serves the town of Groton.
The Groton School, Grades 8-12, private school on a 480-acre campus with an average class size of 11
Lawrence Academy, Grades 9-12, was established in 1793 and is one of the oldest independent schools in the country
Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, Grades 9-12