- Our list of the best things to do in Watertown, New York, features the top 40 nearby activities — including 19 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Watertown, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 14 things to do within the city of Watertown, NY , followed by 26 popular activities in nearby cities, including Clayton, Alexandria Bay and Clayton
The Singer Castle was built in the early part of the last century, originally conceived as a gothic-influenced hunting lodge. Open daily for tours during the summer, the castle also can be reserved to host weddings and other private events.
For exploring the 1000 Islands region, the traveler can always appeal to Uncle Sam Boat Tours. The most popular of the services is the Two Nations Tour, which takes the passengers on the American and Canadian waters. Special private events can be organized aboard.
Champagne Balloon Adventures offers 45 minutes to an hour hot air balloon rides over the 1,000 island lake region, which include views of Boldt Castle and Singer Castle. A champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception is held immediately following the ride.
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36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 MoreLess Info
Offering special events, tours, and a lecture series, the Cornwall Brothers Store & Museum is a museum that preserves the history of Alexandria Bay. The museum has exhibits that cover boating and boatbuilding, fishing, photography, steamship lines, and military history.
With the construction began in 1900, the Boldt Castle & Yacht House was supposed to have 120 rooms, on 6 floors. Since construction stopped in 1904, it was never truly finished. It is now a museum accessible by water taxi, and which can be rented for special events.
The historic Boldt Castle is a castle that is only accessible by water and features 120 rooms, tunnels, a powerhouse, Italian gardens, and a drawbridge. The castle was built in 1900 and also has a children's playhouse.
96% 357 votes
NYS Welcome Center at the 1000 Islands International Bridge, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 MoreLess Info
30 state parks and 1 historic park are included in the Thousand Islands region. Discovered in the 16th century by the French explorers, this region gets its name from the more than 1,600 lakes it contains. Picnicking, hiking, swimming, boating, and plenty of other activities can be done here.