15 Best Things to Do in Jefferson County, NY

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Teeming with scenic islands and spectacular natural attractions, Jefferson County offers a wide range of experiences for the whole family.

The county lies on New York’s uppermost border next to the Saint Lawrence River, lying southeast of the Canada-US international border.

It was named after the 3rd U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson, and initially settled by the Oneida Nation.

Jefferson County’s county seat is Watertown, also home to Fort Drum, the largest military installation in the Northeast.

More than 36,000 service members, families, and employees are in the 10th Mountain Division.

Do you want to know some interesting facts about the county?

The Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Thousand Islands Dressing originated here, along with Woolworth’s Five and Dime Store, the Dewey Decimal System, and Arbor Day.

With the host of state parks, state forests, wildlife areas, and nature locations, you’ll never run out of outdoor recreation to enjoy here.

Here are the best things to do in Jefferson County, New York:

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