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Shop Watertown!


Watertown shopping is the best around for Northern New York and the 1000 Islands. As one of the few Northern New York communities to undergo economic growth in the past decade, Watertown is uniquely capable of providing visitors with a fulfilling, value-driven shopping vacation.


Watertown shopping is also convenient, with dozens of stores clustered on Arsenal Street and in the downtown district, both offering nearby lodging and dining to compliment your shopping experience.


Salmon Run Mall offers a great selection of national name stores. The mall includes the recently renovated Regal Cinema. It’s the most modern theater experience around. Mall stores include Gander Mountain, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bon Ton, Sears, Best Buy, Christmas Tree Shoppe, Burlington Coat Factory, JC Penney and more.


Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, Michaels and more are located in Towne Centre Plaza located just down the street from Salmon Run Mall. The Plaza includes ample parking and great dining options including Panera Bread, TGI Friday’s and the nearby Texas Roadhouse. Specialty shops including Sally Beauty Supply, Thousand Island Diamond Center, and Verizon Wireless.


Head east on Arsenal Street exit from I81 to find dining options including familiar names such as Chipotle, Sonic, Subway, Pizza Hut Wing Street, Buffalo Wild Wings, Ruby Tuesday’s, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and more.  Bargain hunters love TJ Maxx, Ollie's and Big Lots all in Arsenal Street plazas.


If you’re looking for more local shopping, consider the short drive down Arsenal Street to the downtown Public Square. It includes an enjoyable downtown park with a gazebo that hosts summer concerts, stunning fountain and historical monuments. Around the square you will find locally owned and operated specialty shops such as Dr. Guitar, Avon Shoes, Black River Adventure Shop, Cook's Jewelers, Waterbury Fine Jewelers, the North Country Arts Council’s shop and eateries such as the timeless local favorite, Crystal Restaurant.  The circa 1850 Paddock Arcade, one of the oldest covered shopping malls in the USA, is a must stop.


Come visit Watertown for a truly satisfying shopping vacation.


Watertown shopping, the best around!

Local Products & Specialties

Northern New York has a long, rich history of farming. Ag land was predominately used for dairy farming and Jefferson County is still one of the country's leading producers of milk

There's been a shift, however, and acres once roamed by cows are now used to grow grapes, apples and wheat used to produce high-quality products including wine, cider and baking flour. Cheeses, jellies and honey products found on local shelves and at farmers' markets come from nearby fields that now offer tasting rooms and visitors experiences for anyone wanting to learn about "life on the farm." Check out more on this at

Sampler of Shopping . . .

1000 Islands International Tourism Council
Watertown, NY and Jefferson County, NY 
800-847-5263 or
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