Groton Bucket List: Sunflowers For Wishes Festival

Groton Bucket List: Sunflowers For Wishes Festival

Whether you're newly stationed in Groton (pssst - let us tell you why it's not rotten) or haven't ventured out far yet, the popular Sunflowers for Wishes Festival returns to Griswold next week, July 24-August 1. So, what is Sunflowers for Wishes? In 2003, at the suggestion of a friend, the family behind Buttonwood Farms [...]

There’s a New Submarine Playground Near Groton – Here’s The Scoop

There’s a New Submarine Playground Near Groton – Here’s The Scoop

This week my son and I ventured to Admiral Fife Recreation Area, located just off Route 1 in Stonington, CT. We were pleasantly surprised by the upgraded playground and even more so by the bright, happy yellow submarine. After sharing photos, we were even more surprised to see the big reaction we got from all [...]

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: 8 Local Chocolate & Candy Shops Near Groton

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: 8 Local Chocolate & Candy Shops Near Groton

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer? From Willy Wonka inspired chocolate confections to nostalgic candy counters, you may be surprised to find some great local businesses near Groton. Here's a list to get you started: Munson's Chocolates Photo courtesy of Munson's Chocolates Facebook page For three generations, Munson's Chocolates has been Connecticut's largest [...]

Where to Brunch This Mother’s Day Near Groton

Where to Brunch This Mother’s Day Near Groton

Mother's Day is one week away, so consider this your reminder! Now that we've returned to HPCON Bravo, we hope you can venture out and enjoy a meal with your sailor and family! We've rounded up a list of great ideas, from traditional brunch buffets to DIY takeout kits, there's something for everyone: Mother's Day [...]

10 Places You Must Visit While Stationed in Groton

10 Places You Must Visit While Stationed in Groton

I know, I know. COVID. And while we mark the one-year anniversary of this global pandemic, we have to look to the (near?) future when HPCON restrictions will be lifted and we can travel again. While not everyone loves Groton, you can't deny the regional destinations that surround Connecticut. If you find yourself stationed here, [...]