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.

Beautiful small town right near Lake Ontario, country setting and the city feel. Downtown has a historic feel.
Reviewed by TammyCratsenberg
on May 15, 2012
Watertown is the most patriotic city in all of America with the 10th Mountain Division, being right here, we see soldiers come and go, being deployed over to Iraq, and Afganistan, coming home is very touching, brings tears to your eyes to see the soldiers faces when they see the response from the public, showing their love and gratitude towards each and every military family
Reviewed by scizzorlayde
on May 15, 2012
Since moving to Watertown several years ago I have been pleased at the patriotism shown by our growing community. It is really a wonderful place to live.
Reviewed by nmb7401
on May 15, 2012
everyone is friendly and Watertown has the greatest food ever
Reviewed by bigboyjosh92@yahoo.com
on May 15, 2012
i used to spend every summer in watertown and just moved from living there after a few years, where i met my boyfriend who is in the army:) i truly believe i am so patriotic because of spending so much time in Watertown!
Reviewed by srichlie
on May 15, 2012
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