Groton & The Region

Groton is truly the gateway to several Massachusetts community regions. The Greater Nashoba Valley Region encompasses a unique 250 square-mile area between Fitchburg to the west and Lowell to the east with Groton centered in between. Roughly bounded by Route 2 east to Rt. 495, Rt. 495 northeast to Rt. 3 and Rt. 3 north to the Massachusetts line.

 
The region incorporates two regional Chambers, two regional planning organizations and parts of five elected officials' districts forming a strategic partnership for all to promote and celebrate.
 
Featured below are several attractions and venues the region offers to visitors.
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Regional Art & Culture

  North, Center, South and Left of Groton, MA

(1) Groton Hill Music Center, Groton, MA

(2) Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH

(10) The Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA

(11) Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Boylston, MA

(12) Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary and Gallery, Boylston, MA 

(13) Old Frog Pond Farm, Harvard, MA

(14) Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

(15) Fivesparks, Harvard, MA

(16) United Native American Cultural Center, Devens, MA

(17) The Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

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Regional Art & Culture

Right and South of Groton, MA 

(3)  The Whistler House and Museum, Lowell MA

(4) The Chelmsford Art Center, Chelmsford, MA 

(5)  The Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA 

(6) YV Art Museum, Acton MA

(7) The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord, MA

(8) The Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord, MA

(9) The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

Attractions

Samples of regional arts and culture attractions

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Fruitlands Museum has a diverse collection of art and culture on 210 acres of land, stunning views, and miles of walking trails.

New England Botanical Garden Tower Hill, Boylston, MA

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill operates on 171 acres. One of the oldest of its kind in the country, and are open to the public for garden viewing, trail walking, activities, private events, classes, weddings, exhibitions, and more.

The Botanical Garden is an AAM-accredited museum that includes an irreplaceable collection of plants.

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill envisions a world where people and plants thrive.

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Fitchburg Art Museum - Fitchburg, MA

The Fitchburg Art Museum is a catalyst for learning, creativity, and community building. 

Museum of Russian Icons - Clinton, MA

The Museum of Russian Icons is a non-profit art museum with a collection of more than 1,000 Russian icons and related artifacts, making it one of the largest private collections of Russian icons outside of Russia and the largest in North America. The icons in the collection range in date from the 15th century and covers almost the entire range of Russian icon images, symbols, and forms.

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Whistler House Museum of Art - Lowell, MA

The Whistler House Museum of Art, is the birthplace of painter and etcher James McNeill Whistler.  The Museum displays works from the museum collection and shows by artist members.

Old Frog Pond Farm - Harvard, MA

In 2006, Old Frog Pond Farm became the first pick-your-own organic apple orchard in Massachusetts. The farm attracts farmers interested in sustainable agriculture, as well as artists, writers, and spiritual seekers. Its mission is to nurture mind, body, and spirit with community workshops, art events, poetry readings, storytelling, meditation, and in the fall — pick-your-own organic fruit and an annual outdoor sculpture exhibit.

 
 
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National Historical National Park - Lowell, MA

Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 318 million visitors every year.

Lowell National Historical Park and the Kerouac@100 Committee present Visions of Kerouac, a special exhibition of writings, personal items, and photographs to mark the 100th anniversary of Kerouac’s birth in Lowell.

Visions of Kerouac includes rarely-seen photographs of Kerouac taken by his friend and fellow Beat author Allen Ginsberg, photographs by John Suiter, and a reproduction of the "On The Road" manuscript.