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.

Ive Lived Here 20 Years, The Fact That Were A Small Town Does Not Mean We Don't Strive For Big Things
Reviewed by PheralPierce
on April 24, 2012
Vote Watertown NY as the most patriotic town!
Reviewed by mandeewidrick
on April 23, 2012
I would hardly consider us most patriotic since we only seem to care about the 10th Mountain soldiers and forget that we have volunteer soldiers living next door to us serving in the Guard and Reserves everyday. They do not get the recognition they deserve and probably most of you do not even know who they are. I know this since I am the wife of one and he is currently serving his 3rd tour.
Reviewed by gizeva
on April 23, 2012
The citizens of Watertown really have adopted our military neighbors and go the extra mile to make them a valued part of our community every day.
Reviewed by CatherineQuencer
on April 23, 2012
Watertown reaches out to the soldiers. Our company rents homes almost exclusively to the army. All the stores give discount to army. We value Fort Drum and the soldiers for all they do for the community..
Reviewed by daryldiekman@yahoo.com
on April 23, 2012
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