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 the best choice for the small town for most patriotic.
Reviewed by amyb777
on May 15, 2012
Most patriotic small town in the USA.
Reviewed by Sarahb430
on May 15, 2012
watertown has the beauty of northern new york, i enjoy going there to look at the beauty it has to offer among other things.
Reviewed by munchkin37
on May 15, 2012
Watertown has more than meets the eye, with many semi-professional sporting events, local arts and theater, or many community events for all interests.
Reviewed by dtgger
on May 15, 2012
I have lived here for 12 years now and this place couldn't be more patriotic and military friendly than any other I have been to. Definitely my vote for most patriotic!
Reviewed by soniaconlin
on May 15, 2012
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