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.

I grew up in Watertown and it is a very patriotic small town.
Reviewed by CandiceSayersZeller
on May 15, 2012
Amazing support for our troops here.
Reviewed by RebeccaPetrieBrown
on May 15, 2012
I am proud to be a neighbor of Watertown. God Bless our Troops
Reviewed by natalieisproudofwatertown
on May 15, 2012
I've lived here almost all of my life and everyone has always been helpful and friendly when someone is in need.
Reviewed by cryssie59
on May 15, 2012
I retired here because of the Beautiful area. The people here in the North Country are very patriotic. The community embraces it soldiers and veterans with support and care.
Reviewed by tfbeatty.beatty175@gmail.com
on May 15, 2012
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