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.

My birthplace is everything one would wish a small town to be. When I was younger we celebrated every event with parades and additional festivities. Watertown's citizens supported our military and our country in the past and continue to do so in the present. Watertown is a very special city in a very special area of our country. Please visit or perhaps move to Watertown, and enjoy.
Reviewed by bazcp
on May 15, 2012
What a wonderful city.
Reviewed by Theresa22
on May 15, 2012
A great community that supports its troops. Whether it be parades, Yellow Ribbon events, camps for the military children, collecting donations of cell phones of phone cards, preparing care packages, adopting platoons during deployment, etc. It's just wonderful!
Reviewed by sammycunnin
on May 15, 2012
definitely the most patriotic town in america
Reviewed by ells30
on May 15, 2012
Lived within 20 miles of Watertown all my life. It is a very patriotic city and with the troops living here has become more so. Deserves some recognition.
Reviewed by salwojo
on May 15, 2012
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