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 very patriotic, that why were known as a military town
Reviewed by alphaerik79
on May 15, 2012
Watertown is the best patriotic small city in the USA. We are home to the US Army - 10th Mountain Division.
Reviewed by Snowflake47
on May 15, 2012
This town is full of the history of the past and the military of today. For a small town it has such beautiful and friendly area, most people come and stay to just be a part of it and raise families.
Reviewed by Jodiee
on May 15, 2012
With Fort Drum just up the road, Watertown, NY applauds the men and women and the many families that keep us safe.
Reviewed by guardianlite70
on May 15, 2012
Its under works but it survives and thrives through the military, Its patriotic because it would be a ghost town without the troops!
Reviewed by SkipFleming
on May 15, 2012
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