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 a very caring community.
Reviewed by sandycorey
on May 15, 2012
My hometown, great memories. Great town.
Reviewed by mmantles@hotmail.com
on May 15, 2012
Watertown is the tops for Patriotism!
Reviewed by rundhus
on May 15, 2012
Lovely historic town!
Reviewed by Juniper27
on May 15, 2012
our churches, stores and population do everything we can do to help out the soldiers and their families...this is one of the most patriotic towns that I have ever lived in....hats off to all the men and women at Fort Drum....
Reviewed by lea46
on May 15, 2012
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