- The list below includes 241 free or cheap things to do in or near Groton, Connecticut, including 112 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Dog Park, National & State Parks and Historic Sites.
- From Bluff Point State Park to Eastern Point Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Groton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Montauk, Westerly, Mystic and Charlestown.
Strewn with boulders, Pardon Gray Preserve offers visitors a marked trail for hiking and walking their dogs. There is a wooden board path that goes over a stream. The plant life consists of birch trees, mushrooms, and moss.
A revolutionary war redoubt, Fort Batron features an observation tower on which visitors can view the surrounding landscape. Attractions also include three miles of nature trails, with trail guides available at the nearby town hall.
Dating as far back as the Revolutionary War, Fort Barton is a historic park site named after Colonel William Barton of Rhode Island. Visitors to Fort Barton hike through the local trails and recall the history of the Revolutionary War.
Located in a placid setting on north Aquidneck Island, the Brewers Sakonnet Marina offers a full range of boat-related services. The marina offers maintenance, repair, and storage for boats, as well as slips for boats in summer.
A duckpin bowling facility, Bowling Academy offers open and league bowling with shoe rental. The center provides Rock N Bowl events, youth programs, private event hosting and a snack bar with food and drinks.