Introduction to Groton, Massachusetts
Following the Indian Trials in the Bay Area, John Tinker was instrumental in the formation of Groton. The early dwellers settled near the mouth of Nod Brook on the Nashua and began operating businesses with the Nashaway Indians. Groton was settled and officially incorporated in 1655. Indians attacked Groton during King Philip's War in 1676, when the entire town was reduced to ashes except for four garrison houses. Two years later, the survivors returned to restore the city.
Groton and Nearby Attractions
- National Sheply Hill Horse Trials
- Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
- Walden Pond State Reservation
- National Heritage Museum
- Buckman Tavern
Things To Do In Groton
Silver Lake State Park, Great Brook Farm State Park and Miller State Park are several natural parks in the area. Nearby attractions include the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, the Lowell National Historical Park, the Whistler House Museum of Art, the Fruitland Museums, and the Concord Museum.
Flights are available from the Bradley International Airport.
Groton Higher Education
Colleges near Groton include Middlesex Community College, Brandeis University and Fitchburg State College.