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.

I am stationed at Fort Drum just a few miles from Watertown. When i arrived here 2 years ago it was my 12th assignment in 24 years in the Army. The people of Northern NY, to include Watertown, are some of the most military friendly folks we have met. There is a great relationship between Watertown and Fort Drum and Watertown is truly a great Patriotic town.
Reviewed by tanker
on May 15, 2012
I have lived here all my life, this town has always encompassed the military and welcomed it with open arms. Watertown has a huge appreciation for the sacrifices a Soldier makes along with their families.
Reviewed by kfh
on May 15, 2012
We love our soldiers and our emergency responders!!!
Reviewed by HopeCulbertson
on May 15, 2012
Watertown is a great town and home to many soldiers and their families stationed at Fort Drum. We love and support our troops!
Reviewed by kmmcgr10
on May 15, 2012
Watertown is all about celebrating patriotism. The city is beautiful and they are very focused and dedicated.
Reviewed by jablan
on May 15, 2012
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