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.

A GREAT PLACE TO RAISE CHILDREN, COMMUNITY SHOWS THEIR RESPECT FOR THE TROOPS AT FORT DRUM UNLIKE MANY TOWNS.
Reviewed by REFORMED_2
on May 9, 2012
Watertown is the most Patriotic small town in the US. The entire Community gives Ft. Drum their total support. Our family adopts single soldiers that don't have family in the area so that they have a place to go on various holidays where they can enjoy a home cooked meal and friendship.
Reviewed by Cobra91149
on May 3, 2012
Watertown, New York is great!
Reviewed by lwarne14
on May 1, 2012
No town in America supports the soldiers in its midst quite like Watertown, NY. They are all family.
Reviewed by lax40
on May 1, 2012
Watertown, NY fully support the mililary base of Fort Drum and all of our troops across the country. We sponsor and support 100's of events each year!
Reviewed by jshulbert
on May 1, 2012
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