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.

    TODD GIPSTEIN speaks “The Mind, The Eye and the Heart of a Photographer”  

    Hello traveling friends~

    REMINDER:  Tomorrow evening – THURSDAY, November 15   6 pm:

    Award Winning NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER

    TODD GIPSTEIN speaks “The Mind, The Eye and the Heart of a Photographer”

     

    Free ~ yet, registration is required. 860-441-6785

    Award-Winning National Geographic Photographer & Producer Todd Gipstein will explore the art and artistry of photography. He will share insights from 50 years behind the camera shooting for documentary media.

    How do you become a good observer of life? How do you engage with people, places, animals? How do you document experiences in photographs? What makes a good photographer & a powerful photograph? This non-technical talk will inspire you to look at life in new ways.

    All are welcome.  Light refreshments included.

     

    Free ~ yet, registration is required. 860-441-6785

    Tuesday, November 27 -Dining Out at Captain Daniel Packer Inn

    The community gives to the Groton Senior Center; Dining Out is our way of giving back to the community.  Each month a restaurant is featured.  Ride the senior van or meet us there.  Order a full entrée or just appetizers.  An evening outing of dining, socializing and enjoyment!  Please join us Tuesdays for a “socially nutritional” evening.  Registration is required– please be sure to let us know if you want to ride on our GSC bus.

    Captain Daniel Packer Inn, 32 Water St, Mystic CT 06355

    The restaurant is quite charming and offers a “cozy inn” ambiance. Travelers from near and far visit to step back in time with us and experience the fine fare and hospitality guests at the Daniel Packer Inn experienced over 200 years ago.

    Menu: www.danielpacker.com

    Wednesday, November 7th- Tip to Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Matinee

    At Newport’s only Dinner Theater enjoy their  great home-style buffet,  a wonderful play in their intimate theater, and a fun-filled cabaret in the dining room. Buffet 11:30am, Curtain 1:00pm & Cabaret follows the play SYLVIA. We leave at 9:45 am & return appx 6 pm at GSC. Cost  is $57/resident

    Thursday, November 8th- Veterans concert

    Time: 12:00pm
    Please join us for a free concert in recognition of VETERAN DAY.
     
    GREAT SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR ERA concert
    Thursday, November 8th 12:00 noon in GSC community room.
     
    In recognition of Veterans Day.
     
    Please join us in our community room for a wonderful concert by the Golden Nugget Glee Club of Norwich. Our own GSC friend, Jim Conover, is the director of RCSC’s Golden Nuggets.

    Wednesday, November 7th- Trip Presentation: Canadian Rockies featuring Rocky Mountaineer

    We have a trip presentation for our extended trip:

    Canadian Rockies featuring Rocky Mountaineer  (September 21-27, 2019)

     

    https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/890372

     

    Set out to explore the best of Western Canada on a tour that opens in Vancouver and takes you to Banff aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer train. Begin your trip with breakfast at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy the “living forest” and try their new Cliffwalk and Treetop Adventures. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver that begins in beautiful Stanley Park and stops in the famed Granville Market. Board your train and travel among the fields of Fraser Valley and the scenic Fraser River. Journey alongside Kicking Horse River while enjoying the beautiful scenery. During your time in Banff, stop at stunning Peyto Lake and admire Bow Falls.

     

     

    Wednesday, November 7th 11 am

    FREE but Registration is required 

    860-441-6785