LOCAL: Groton Greenway River Festival
Groton Greenway presents Groton River Festival at Petapawag Boat Launch Sunday, June 8, starting at 11 a.m.
This is a rain or shine event with barbecue and other food available for purchase from Groton Firefighters Association. All are welcome and all activities are free, thanks to generous sponsors. Activities include arts and crafts, live music, canoeing, nature exhibits, live animals, and make your own canoe for the cardboard canoe race. Parking provided at Deluxe Corp, 500 Main St., Groton, with a Buckingham Bus shuttle to the festival entrance on Nod Road at Petapawag Boat Launch. Arrive early to participate in a naturalist-led bird walk or participate in a karate lesson/demonstration.
Music performers under the big tent include: Snow Crow, Pebble Bottom River Kids, Nugumij Drummers and Morning Star Singers, and Simply Dave.
The River Festival seeks to educate about the Nashua River and animals who live in and near the river. Many local groups will be displaying, with hands-on activities and animal exhibits.
The Groton Greenway Committee has advocated for trail extensions, Conservation Commission funding, restrained timber harvests, and assisted riverfront landowners interested in preserving portions of their holdings.
Groton Greenway encourages public access to and enjoyment of our beautiful waterways and is proud of the role that the rebuilt Fitch's bridge plays to connect West Groton and Groton trails. Ducks Unlimited will provide boat rides from the festival to see the new Fitch's bridge.
Donations for funding of future festivals are gratefully received at the entrance or may be sent to Groton Town Hall for the Greenway Committee River Festival Gift Account.