Groton is a beautiful place.....
.....where the meandering waters of the Owasco Inlet and Fall Creek offer pleasant vistas and favored destinations for fishermen, while our woodlands offer an abundance of game for local and visiting hunters. Stonehedeges Golf Course and banquet facility provides an excellent golfing experience and a relaxing place to meet with friends. Sports enthusiasts also enjoy the Groton Rod and Gun Club, the Tri-County Horseshoe Club, bowling at Memory Lanes, and the Cortland Microd Association. Farming remains a major economic resource and continual activity. Recently the Groton FFA chapter was rekindled where students are active raising rabbits as well as pumpkins to sell during the fall months. A new walking trail ( and story walk) has been opened joining the Village's Sykes Park up steep climbs to Spring St. Ext. or a milder wooded stroll to Sovocool Hill Rd.
The Town of Groton is nestled in the northeast corner of Tompkins County, deep in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Our 50-square mile radius encompasses the Village of Groton and the Hamlets of McLean, West Groton, Peruville and Groton City.
Entering Groton from any direction you are met with a view of lush, rolling hills, open spaces, woodlands, productive farms and attractive homes. Traveling the well maintained country roads you will also discover places of worship, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, unique businesses and welcoming neighborhoods.
The Groton Library, an elegant Adam Colonial-Style brick building, circa 1916, houses an exceptional collection of books, videos, and periodicals. Computers are available for public use; they are connected to the Finger Lakes Library System; and they host many children’s programs.
The Joint Town and Village Recreation Committee organizes year-round sports, classes and events for children and adults as well as summer concerts at the gazebo on stage behind the American Legion. Community events abound such as the Cabin Fever Festival, the Spring Fling, Groton Olde Home Days, the Annual Labor Day 5K Race and 1-Mile Run, the Annual Verne Morton Memorial Photography Show & Contest, the Annual Art Show at the American Legion Post, Happenin' in the Hamlet (McLean), and various celebrations for Easter, Halloween and Christmas.