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.

We take great pride in our country and in those many brothers and sisters living in our community who serve in the United States army.
Reviewed by Cwhaas@twcny.rr.com
on May 13, 2012
Great place to live and work!
Reviewed by Debs50
on May 13, 2012
Being a military town, makes us very close to whats going on in Afghanistan, seeing our soldiers every day in our community reminds us of how lucky we are to have our freedom!
Reviewed by jeainesl8
on May 13, 2012
Watertown is called home for our most amazing heroes!
Reviewed by Kao
on May 13, 2012
The views and the history are unique. We are also proud home of the ARMY and the brave men of the 10th mountain division.
Reviewed by jimsl859
on May 13, 2012
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