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.

Long tradition with Fort Drum - without a doubt most patriotic!!
Reviewed by ayermiller
on April 20, 2012
Home of the 10th Mountain Div. - We are all very proud of them!
Reviewed by pschreck1
on April 20, 2012
Patriotism is certainly alive in NNY. Home of the 10th mountain division and proud of it.
Reviewed by mrkylehayes
on April 20, 2012
I've lived in the Watertown area just about my entire life. I love how the military has been integrated into the community, but the city is far from the "most patriotic." Our community has become immune to soldiers in uniforms after seeing them every day. A flag no longer flies in front of every house. The only time we truely care about the military is when there is some scare of the base closing. There are many people here who are patriotic, but we can do better.
Reviewed by CATLIN75
on April 20, 2012
Grew up in Watertown in the 50"s and 60"s. It was and still is a great place to raise a family.
Reviewed by dfrivers
on April 18, 2012
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