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.

Deeply rooted patriotism is apparent. Just outside of Ft. Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division.
Reviewed by rachelmayzysk
on April 17, 2012
Great place to live and raise a family.
Reviewed by dy1980
on April 17, 2012
I have lived in the area all my life,I find it to be a place that is friendly,growing at a fast pace and very proud of our service men/women.Nowhere else would I rather be!
Reviewed by LorettaYoungNatowitz
on April 17, 2012
With Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division just down the road, you will always find Watertown supporting our troops!
Reviewed by crump4466
on April 17, 2012
Everywhere you look there is always some sort of tribute being paid. Weyther flag, sign, clothing or just a kind word! Over all a great place to live.
Reviewed by ShannonSayyeau
on April 17, 2012
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