There are many things to do and see during your off-duty time year-round in Northern New York.
North Country community events reflect the varied seasons and celebrate traditions you may not see anywhere else.
Spring brings everyone out for ice cream socials, fishing, golf, baseball, childrens sports and the Farmer's Market.
Summer is filled with fairs, festivals, fireworks, picnics, camping, car races, and water sports.
Autumn months bring a variety of events to include the Bravo Italiano festival, Woodmen's Days, leaf peeking tours, trips to the cider mill, and harvest dinners and dances.
Winter months are packed with things to do snowmobile races, skiing, and community events celebrate the "great outdoors" even during winter. Visit a sugarbush where maple sap is boiled into Maple Syrup, go ice fishing with your family, sledding with your children. The community of Saranac Lake (in the Adirondacks 90 minutes away) builds an Ice Castle every year in February with ice taken from Lake Flower. A sight to see along with a weekend full of activities to include fireworks.
If you're the "indoor type" don't worry there are plenty of events for you too!
See record listings for many more possibilities.Many recreational opportunities are available in this four-season climate.
On post Fort Drum offers Remington Park (Open May 18-October 31)
Lifeguards on duty (Memorial Day-Labor Day).
Picnic Area with pavilions, barbeque grills, and picnic tables.
Nature & Fitness Trails.
MWR MISSION Statement:
Sustain readiness by providing quality recreation, education, community and family programs that meet or exceed customer expectations.
We are very proud of the MWR facilities here at Fort Drum. Upon your arrival please be sure to tour the many facilities and check out available programs here on the installation. Your suggestions and comments are always welcomed and are considered in the planning of future programs and services.
The PREVIEW guide published monthly by the DCA Marketing Division is widely available on post to keep you informed about upcoming events within MWR/DCA facilities.
The PREVIEW is included as a supplement in the Fort Drum newspaper "Blizzard" on the 3rd week of each month or available at any MWR/DCA facility.
The PREVIEW is provided in each Fort Drum Welcome packetin CD format or hardcopy aimed at providing newcomers with a comprehensive overview of MWR/DCA Facilities and Programs here at Fort Drum.Extra-Curricular Activities and School Related Social Activities are as follows:
Youth Services on Fort Drum has many sport/recreation/leisure/development programs for pre-teen and teens. During the summer YS opens at noon; seven days a week. Youth must carry YS ID cards with them at all times while participating with YS.
Cheerleading/Football - Pop Warner Cheerleading, Tackle and Flag Football and Little Mountaineers Flag Football registration begins June 12. Call YS for more information.
Swimming Lessons - register at the Physical Fitness Center, Bldg P-4305, during the month prior to the class you wish to join. For more information call Brian at 772-4807.
Tae Kwon Do - Monday-Friday from 6 - 8pm
Gymnastics - Classes by the Gym Connection will be Monday through Saturday, afternoons and evenings. Levels include tots, pre-beginners, beginners, intermediates and advanced.
This summer enjoy yourself at YS for other recreation activities such as a pool party, roller skating, mountain bike trail riding, mini golf and go-carts, camp out, Discovery Zone trips, and lots more.
Call YS at (315) 772-6719 for additional information.Religious Programs for youth are held weekly at the Main Post Chapel that include inter-denominational programs, as well as faith specific groups.
Please contact the Religious Education Director for details at 772-5152.Special events, Recreation opportunities, and a Cultural attractions calendar can be found under Local Community information.
Contact the Youth Services staff at 772-6719 for activities currentlly taking place at their facility.
There is so much to do.
Remington Park RV Campground Location:
Fort Drum, Watertown, N.Y. Phone Number: 315-772-8222 Reservations: Highly recommended Accommodations: 16 RV sites, six tent sites, 16 cabins Amenities: Wilderness hiking and biking trails, playground, picnic area, beach, swimming www.drummwr.com/RVSites.htm