Watertown, New York

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Watertown, in New York’s North Country, boasts a strong military presence because of nearby Fort Drum. There is an air of American pride in the town from the large number of veterans and families connected to the military living here. To catch the spirit of patriotism, visit Sackets Harbor Battlefield to tour the Commandant’s House and Navy Yard and see reenactments of the War of 1812.

There is something for everyone in Watertown from adventures to education. Learn about New York State's history visiting the library, museums and historic homes. Be sure to visit the 10th Division and Fort Drum Museum to learn about the history of Fort Drum as a military installation, the history of the 10th Mountain Division, and local military history. Additionally tour the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum and the New York State Living Museum at Thompson.

Visitors can choose from a variety of water sports on Lake Ontario or whitewater rafting on the Black River. The area offers diving, boating, fishing, hunting, golfing and snowmobiling seasonally. See wild animals at Thompson Park’s New York State Zoo and visit nearby St. Lawrence National Park Islands.

Find plenty of shopping at the Salmon Run Mall, any of 10 shopping centers and downtown boutiques. Take in the aerial view at the SkyDeck, go antiquing, or even take a ghost tour. See what locals love about Watertown in their reviews.

Watertown is such a nice military town. USA!
Reviewed by neveswr
on May 15, 2012
It's beauty is only surpassed by the patriotism of its inhabitants.
Reviewed by ToniOakes
on May 15, 2012
Watertown is located in northern N.Y. It's beautifully located near the 1000 islands
The people there are very friendly, and the shopping is great.
A HUGE assortment of places to stay, play, and dine.
They also have a zoo,Thompson Park.In the summer they various concerts, and activity's.
Picnic tables, cooking vacility's, play ground for the children, and of course a pool. My favorite in the zoo is their butterfly house, absolutly beautiful. Many different variety's, along with their host plants.
Recently they redid the center of Watertown, fixing the large fountain, which is located in the square.
Reviewed by CherieBrigham
on May 15, 2012
I can't say enough about the awesome support the Watertown community provides to our military!
Reviewed by livesonchocolate
on May 15, 2012
I love Watertown!!!!!
Reviewed by nbutts2009
on May 15, 2012
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