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Outdoor Activities Groton CT

There are outdoor activities for every season, climate and landscape. Types of outdoor activities include mountain climbing, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, and ice climbing, as well as water sports like kayaking and canoeing. Read on to learn more and to find local resources in Groton, CT that give access to outdoor activities and outdoor recreation.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 447-2886
Waterford Commons Plaza
Waterford, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 376-4141
Lisbon Landing
Lisbon, CT
 
Linex of Southern New England
(860) 437-8588
466 Colman Street
New London, CT
 
Accessory Warehouse
(860) 448-3192
375 Route 12
Groton, CT
 
Terra Cyclery
(860) 443-7223
154 Williams Street
New London, CT
 
Youth Elite Soccer
Various Locations in CT
Connecticut, CT
 
Arrow Paper Party Rental
(860) 442-4575
567 Colman Street
New London, CT
 
American Truck Equipment
(860) 439-0030
958 Bank Street
New London, CT
 
Wayfarer Bicycle
(860) 443-8250
120 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT
 
Rose City Cycle Inc
(860) 445-6745
1360 Gold Star Highway
Groton, CT
 

Top 5 Tips for Dads at the Beach


Top 5 tips for dads at the beachA trip to the beach is supposed to a time to simply relax and revel in the natural beauties of a vacant landscape. Facing the vast expanse of sand and sea, it's easy to just enjoy the sun on your face and forget about all of your responsibilities in the office buildings and homes that clutter your inland turf.

Of course, not every trip to the beach goes like it's supposed to, and as fathers know, nothing can change your plans more quickly than a posse of kids for whom you're responsible.

Suddenly, your time spent sun tanning is cut short when you're called upon to remove the sand from your toddler's sandwich. In lieu of catching some waves, you may have to apologize to the woman who was just hit in the back with a football. And the one thing that can topple the overwhelming sense of comfort of a beach at sunset is the gargantuan libido of an adolescent in a bathing suit.

But because a day at the beach is a gift too precious to be squandered, be sure to strategize before heading out on the sandy battlefield. Remember, you only have a few months before a day at the beach means you're lost, not on vacation.

This summer, remember the top 5 ways to enjoy yourself at the beach:

1.) Have your kids bury each other: As a glorious gift to parents, kids actually enjoy being buried at the beach. Encourage your kids to do this early in the day, and take your time uncovering them. Of course, there will be one left above ground once this is completed, but otherwise it's just you and the surf.

2.) Bring sunglasses and a magazine: No, not to read - you can do that anywhere. This decoy ploy has for years allowed men to check out the beach babes without the wife knowing.

3.) Strategically apply suntan lotion: Do this in private at the beginning of the day, and then revel in your family's amusement that night as they see "Life's A Beach" tanned onto your chest.

4.) Pretend to lose your wed...

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