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.

    Wednesday, October 10th- Trip to take a River Cruise fine dining lunch & Goodspeed show

    Won’t you please join us for this fabulous day trip – river cruise lunch then off to see this show at the Goodspeed? We are day tripping Wednesday, October 10th.

    We have paired an 11am lunch cruise with the 2 pm performance of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. The popular Goodspeed Cruises are perfect for a group like ours. We will enjoy a delightful luncheon as we cruise down the Connecticut River then we shall enjoy a great and amusing show in our Goodspeed orchestra seats.

    The perfect combination of fine dining, scenic cruising and great theater.

    The ship departs from and returns to the dock at 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Cost includes Lady Kate Lunch Cruise, Goodspeed Orchestra seats and GSC bus transportation. $ 115 /resident

    Register online at www.grotonrec.com or call 860-441-6785

    OATS outings for September and October

    Wednesday, September 5th Hike with Groton Utilities at reservoir 10 am
    Wednesday, September 26th Newport Cliff Walk, Newport, RI details TBA
    Thursday, October 4th Harkness State Park, Waterford details TBA
    Monday, October 22nd Pequot Woods hike, Mystic at 9:30 am

    SIGHTS AND SOUND’S “JESUS” IN LANCASTER

    Tuesday, October 23- Thursday, October 25
    Includes: Roundtrip Motor -coach; Historic Philadelphia; 2 Nights, The Cork
    Factory Hotel ; 2 Nights, The Cork Factory Hotel; 4 Meals: 2 Breakfasts /
    Dinners; Wine & Cheese Reception; Guided Historical Tour of Lancaster
    City; Reserved Orchestra Tickets for ‘JESUS’ at Sight & Sound; Winterthur
    Museum, Garden, and Library; Tours of Distinction Tour Director; Gratuities
    for Tour Director, Bus Driver, and Local Guides. Deposit: $50 COST:
    $519pp double, $465pp triple $689pp single Final payment due by 9/17/18

    BASEBALL day trip fun this Sunday August 19th

    Don’t miss out on the fun baseball day trip! Our Day trip to the Pawtucket RED SOX 1:35 pm game on

    PAWTUCKET RED SOX DAY BASEBALL GAME 1:35 game versus Durham Bulls

    You a baseball fan? Cannot afford a baseball game at the MLB stadiums?

    We welcome you to join us Sunday, August 19th for a day trip to Pawtucket Red Sox day baseball game.

    The Pawtucket Red Sox (known colloquially as the PawSox) are a professional Minor League baseball team based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The team is a member of the International League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

    August 19th includes some special promotions:

    This day the Paw Sox have THREE stadium promotions!

    • PawSox Baseball Card Set The first 5,000 fans entering McCoy Stadium prior to the PawSox vs. Durham Bulls game at 1:35pm on Sunday, August 19, will receive a PawSox Baseball Card Set compliments of Dunkin’ Donuts.

    • Sunday Post Game Run the Bases Fans of all ages are welcome to Run the Bases after the game

    • Summer Catch on the Field Fans, come and enjoy a summer catch on the field prior to the start of every Sunday afternoon game from noon until 12:30pm. The PawSox will provide both real and squishy baseballs for all to participate, so bring your glove and a buddy and make McCoy your field of dreams

    Cost includes game ticket for Section 4 behind home plate (in the shade), a $2 food voucher and coach bus transportation. $ 49/resident

    Register at www.grotonrec.com

    trip of LEDGELIGHT House Tour August 14th

    A few spots are left on the LEDGELIGHT House Tour this coming Tuesday night! This is 1 of only 4 tours they are doing this year of this wonderful and historical lighthouse.

    Your entire excursion will take 2 1/2 hours- Our tour time is 4:30– 7 pm. Cost is $55/resident. This trip is open to anyone 18 and older.

    Our private charter for this tour will commence at 4 pm at the Project O building on the UConn campus at Avery Point, After checking in with LLF volunteers, guests will view an informative documentary film. Step on board the comfortable Project O boat, and take a pleasant 10 -15 minute narrated ride to Ledge Light at the mouth of the Thames River.

    The lighthouse is offshore, surrounded by water on all four sides. Access does require some degree of mobility, as you step off the boat onto the landing ledge and climb up a stairway to the entrance to the lighthouse.Once inside, LLF volunteer tour guides will be on hand to answer questions as you explore rooms filled with informational and historical exhibit panels and photographs.There’s an air conditioned theater where you will watch a compelling orientation film. You will be free to wander the rooms of the lighthouse, including the light tower at the top, dreaming of what life was like back in the day when keepers lived their secluded lives in the middle of the sea. There’s a room furnished as it would have been when the keepers were there.
    Maybe you’ll even run into Ernie, the resident ghost! There are benches outside circling the perimeter where you can sit and enjoy the best views in town while waiting for the boat to return you to shore.

    You can register online at www.grotonrec.com or by calling 860-441-6785.