Located midway between New
York and Boston, Groton is the largest municipality between New
Haven, Connecticut, and the cities surrounding Providence, Rhode
Island. Framed by the Thames River and the Mystic River, Groton is
notable for its shores on Long Island Sound, just east of the end
of Long Island.
Groton is home to the
Naval Submarine Base New London which is the Navy's first
Submarine Base and the "Home of the Submarine Force."
The town, is known as the submarine capital of the world.
Area attractions include
Bluff Point Coastal Reserve, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park,
Haley Farm, Ebenezer Avery House and Jabez Smith House. The Groton
ferry can take you out to Fisher Island, a small island in Long
Island Sound for a nice day trip bicycling around the island.