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, NY is the greatest!
Reviewed by ImboverIt
on April 30, 2012
Watertown NY has got to be the most patriotic small town in America. We support all of our men and women in uniform, not just the ones stationed here at Fort Drum 10th Mountain Div. But all over the world!! Im proud be a veteran of the US Army, and a volunteer firefighter here in the Watertown area.
Reviewed by FF14243
on April 30, 2012
Come to Watertown NY we are the best at making our soldiers feel wanted ,if there was ever a town who wanted the military it's Watertown NY,
Reviewed by sharonr523
on April 26, 2012
Watertown does a great job of making the area a welcomed home to our military community members.
Reviewed by claytonny
on April 26, 2012
Every buisness, every person as well as every school includes the military in what they do. Watertown appreciates the military and shows their support within the community.
Reviewed by cooli43
on April 26, 2012
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