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 is the proud home of the 10th Mountain Division. Watertown has welcomed soldiers and their families with open arms. The overwhelming support from the community and its leaders is one of the reasons so many Army families choose to retire here and call this place home-permanently.
Reviewed by Okschreck
on April 17, 2012
Watertown, NY is definitely patriotic
Reviewed by KarenSpooner
on April 17, 2012
Proud home of the 10th mountain division and surrounded by patriotic history such as the War of 1812 in nearby Sackets Harbor, NY
Reviewed by ontie22
on April 17, 2012
Watertown, NY, the home of the 10th Mountain Division is a very American town! It has beautiful, old architechture and has a history that is unparelled regarding patriotism! Our Armed Forces Day Parade, Flag Day observances and Veterans Day ceremonies as well attended. When neighbors return home from deployment, it is not just their own home that is decorated with yellow ribbons and welcome home banners, their neighbors also display their gratitude! American flags are proudly displayed on homes throughout our small city. Our Army neighbors are honored by Yellow Ribbon events nearly every weekend. The USO is active and visible within our community aswell. Whatever the celebration in our city, the Army is always present. We have a shared value of loyalty and reverence for our nation. I have been out eating in local restaurants on more than one occassion when I have witnessed someone pay for a service person's meal. We love our country and our service members!
Reviewed by jonuggie
on April 17, 2012
Lived here all my life :)
Reviewed by countrymassage23
on April 17, 2012
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