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.

Home of the 10th Mountain Division and proud to support our troops.
Reviewed by roadmeat
on April 17, 2012
Watertown goes above and beyond for our 10 Mountain troops, The secretary of the Army if from Watertown, Many retire from the service and remain in our area because we value them for their service and what they bring to our community. Walk around and you would be hard pressed to not hear "thank you for your service" being said to a service member in the mall, at a restaurant, on the street. Patriotic, yes I would say so!
Reviewed by Kateah
on April 17, 2012
Definately a patriatic area. Not only the city of Watertown but surrounding towns. Alot of history in our area.
Reviewed by seastup
on April 17, 2012
Most patriotic for supporting our local troops on Ft. Drum
Reviewed by gilleygilmore
on April 17, 2012
Love Watertown, NY :) :) :)
Reviewed by HeatherCox
on April 17, 2012
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