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...are soliders are what make us great.
Reviewed by jacobk16
on April 17, 2012
The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce is proud of the brave men and women who are fighting overseas and especially right here at home. The Chamber would like to officially place its vote for Watertown, New York as one of the most patriotic towns in America.
Reviewed by watertownchamber
on April 17, 2012
Watertown takes great pride in our troops and pulls together as s community to support any cause.
Reviewed by mary1124
on April 17, 2012
Always something to do! Festivals,fairs, farmers markets. Visiting local attractions like the Burrville Cider Mill. Thompson Park located in the city has a wonderful view and plenty of room for picnics, a tennis court and a playground for children as well as a public pool and a zoo.
Plenty of shopping on Arsenal st. Your in the city but a jump away from the Country. Also located nearby is the historic 1000 Thousand Islands. A great place to spend the summer with Uncle Sams boat tours, Boldt Castle, wonderful little shops. Great night life and pirates week!
All in all Watertown is a great place to live. This little town is recovering from the economy but it is a great place to raise a family, go to school and just enjoy life!
Reviewed by brittanylee6
on April 17, 2012
Love this town....many soldiers to support it.
Reviewed by brendap
on April 17, 2012
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