Trips

Spots are going fast on all our trips and some are already filled up.  We do our best to get you the best seats for the best price with a quality trip!  Check our flyers in the Groton Senior Center Newsletter Discover 55+ or on our Facebook page for added information.

We offer day and extended trips around the US and abroad. Great for singles, couples, families – there’s something for everyone and all ages. Trips are open to the public. Check back often to see new trips added!

Questions about a particular trip??  If you just want to know if there is a spot for you you may call 860-441-6785 or if a more specific question call 860-441-6623.  THANK YOU for traveling with us!

Payment must be made upon registering for a day trip. No refunds unless your spot can be filled. To see all our upcoming trips, please visit GrotonRec.com/Trips or call the main desk at (860) 441-6785 for more information.

    Sunny Portugal March 4-13, 2016

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    Sunny Portugal

    March 4-13, 2016 Double $3049 pp /14-15 meals Discover the narrow cobblestone streets, old palatial villas & mild climate with a 3-night stay on “The Portuguese Riviera.”  Experience an entertaining evening featuring Portuguese cuisine, local wine, folkloric dances and the moving sounds of Fado. Enjoy time on Portugal’s beautiful “Silver Coast,” dotted with charming villages, magical castles and miles of pastoral scenery. Enjoy a true sense of country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo’s vineyards and farm land.  Spend three nights in the Algarve, the sunny coast that has been attracting travelers since the Phoenicians. Savor regional wine with every included dinner.

    This is a Collette trip hence pricing includes: Round trip Air from Logan Airport, air taxes fees/surcharges, hotel transfers.  Please call Cindy at 860-441-6623 for a brochure to be mailed to you.

     

     

    USO TROUPE SHOW Trip November 10th

    Tuesday, November 10th    

    at Grand Oak Villa, Oakville CT

    Join us for a very special day as we HONOR our Armed Forces and Veterans with a Patriotic Show. A classic USO Performance USO Show Troupe is part of an entertainment tradition going back more than 70 years. The pride and  passion that fueled that early music lives on through the USO Show Troupe. 

    Delicious Lunch Menu

    Carafes of Red & White Wine on each table !!

    On Arrival enjoy Crackers, Cheese, Pepperoni.

    Family Style Meal: Garden Salad, Pasta with Homemade House Sauce, Roast Turkey with Gravy & Yankee Pot Roast, Roasted Potato, Vegetable, Dessert, and Beverage.

    $90 resident/$100 non resident

    We depart at 10 am and return at 5 pm via motor-coach bus.

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    O.A.T.S. Group excursions

     

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    Partnered with Groton Utilities We Offer Elusive Hikes

    Our O.A.T.S. Group has been taking advantage of some elusive hikes in our area. Several months ago, we partnered with Groton Utilities staff to provide guided hikes at the local reservoirs. Only G.U. can provide us access to the reservoirs. Our group has been on varying lengths of hikes at both Ledyard Reservoir and Groton Reservoir. The scenery is striking and the education is splendid.

    At least once a month we have had a walk/hike with our Groton Utilities partners. We are scheduled to continue to do so in well into 2016 as well. At this juncture, both partners are looking into acquiring  walking sticks and snowshoes to keep our hikes going even in the depth of winter. By the way, we hear that is when the Eagles return to our local reservoirs.

    Our last hike, was an eye opening tour of the G.U.

    Water Treatment Plant and then a hike of about 2 miles along the Groton Reservoir. We were not only fascinated by the information we received but of the reservoirs scenery. By the way, asking for a bottle of water at a water treatment plant is a no-no. Yet, they are big on refilling water bottles.

    Care to join our OATS Group and take part in some of our excursions? It is free to join and all it demands of you is that you reply yes when you do want to participate in an OATS event.  For more information, call Cindy 860-441-6623 or email at cmorrison@groton-ct.gov

     

    OATS Group October Events

    • Saturday, October 3rd 10 am -12PM   (FREE) 

    Give Back Clean Up at Bluff Point State Park Trail

    • Thursday,  October, 8th  1 PM   (FREE) 

    Haley Farm State Park  3.5 Mile Hike

    • Friday,  October, 9th  10 AM- 12 PM ($30 pp ~  40% off price)

    Fields of Fire Adventure Park (Mystic)~ Ropes Course & Ziplining

    • Monday, October 19th

    Cockaponsett Trail  Hike 7 Mile