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.

I recently relocated to Watertown NY. The sense of pride for the military is strong and well deserved. A wonderful place to live.
Reviewed by tfinchny
on April 18, 2012
Watertown New York has been a small town catering to family and friends of the Fort Drum Military Base for many many years. When you have a base like this in your area for as long as we have, military appreciation hits home a little harder. Most Patriotic = Watertown, NY.
Reviewed by Julesfree
on April 18, 2012
Watertown is a nice town.. Military friendly everywhere you go.. My father retired in this area back in 87, I have been here since.. and now raising my family..
Reviewed by jenmike99
on April 18, 2012
Great military connection in Watertown....proud of our military neighbors and all that they do.
Reviewed by kmmeeks
on April 18, 2012
I love you, Watertown!
Reviewed by rachhill
on April 17, 2012
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