You know those scented trees that hang from the rearview mirrors in cars across the country? Those iconic Little Trees car fresheners were invented in Watertown, New York. However, there’s so much more to this city than just being the birthplace of the infamous car fresheners.
Step back into time and spend a few hours at the Burrville Cider Mill, which was built back in 1801. This iconic mill is still in operation today and visitors are treated to some of the best apple cider and cider donuts in the state. Enjoy your treats while taking in the beauty of the 30-foot waterfall next to the mill.
You may also want to spend some time exploring the Public Square, an open area located in the heart of Watertown. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the square represents the origins of this humble New York city. Here you’ll find stunning well-maintained historical buildings, including a beautiful park decorated with several historic statues.
We also recommend visiting the Sci-Tech Center, the only hands-on science center in the entire Northern New York region. Here you’ll discover more than 40 interactive exhibits spanning across a 3,600 foot facility. It’s perfect for the science lovers and tech geniuses in the group.
And if the weather permits, grab your clubs and head over to the Watertown Golf Club, an 18-hole course that locals lovingly refer to as “The Park.”
When you soar into the jet charter airport in Watertown, you’ll need to add an extra few days to your trip to make time for all the wonderful activities and sites this beautiful New York community holds.