Experience Groton

Enjoy the Quintessential New England Charm of
Groton, Massachusetts


A Town Rich in History

First settled as a trading post with Native Americans, Groton was America's original frontier. By 1655 trader John Tinker helped establish the Groton Plantation, encompassing much of today's Nashoba Valley Region.

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George S. Boutwell 

George S. Boutwell was a former Massachusetts Governor and U.S. Senator who served President Lincoln and President Grant.  Boutwell was a key author of the 14th and 15th Amendments.

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George S. Boutwell portrait
Groton Trails with Snow

Nature & Recreation

Groton is located in the Nashoba Valley of Massachusetts and is the largest town in Middlesex County. With an area of 32.54 square miles, Groton offers rivers, lakes, forests, glacier hikes, bird watching, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, easy walking trails, and biking trails. A vast amount of Groton's land is protected open space and is accessible to the public. Groton has over 100 miles of trails available for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Matisse Art

Acclaimed Artists:
Paul Matisse and Edmund C. Tarbell

Paul Matisse was an internationally acclaimed artist.  His work incorporates elements of mechanical design and invention. His home and design space is located in the heart of Groton. The Kalliroscope Gallery is open on occasion.

Edmund C. Tarbell was born in 1862 in the Tarbell Homestead, which stands beside the Squannacook River in West Groton, Massachusetts. Tarbell, an American Impressionist painter, was a member of the Ten American Painters.  He was a leading member of a group of painters that came to be known as the Boston School. His work hangs in the top National Art Galleries and numerous private collections.  

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Unique Dining Experiences

Groton offers unique dining experiences outside or indoors.  Stop by and enjoy a meal in one of our many friendly local restaurants.

You can find more information at the Groton Visitor Center website.


Performing Arts

Groton has been a center for arts & culture which continues today at the Groton Hill Music Center. 

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