View Full Version : NY Got|Apexers: What is there to do around Fort Drum?
01-29-2006, 10:24 PM
My brother just got his new orders and he's going to be with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum. He is looking forward to his new post and we were talking about it today. I have been to some of the areas in Canada near there (Quebec, Ontario - Ottowa, London, etc) and he was wondering what some of the other things there are to do around there within a couple hours' drive?
Where my brother is at right now gets awful boring at night, according to my brother. I have been keeping some of his buddies up to date with Smallville episodes I have burned onto DVD, as well as My Name is Earl and a few other shows (they play them on a laptop one of them has).
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
01-30-2006, 07:27 AM
fort drum? that's like west bumblefvck, that's like hicks and trees as far as the eye can see, so i guess the only thing to do is fcuk your sister, or shoot pigeon
01-30-2006, 08:18 AM
Kevs, sounds like it's time to take advantage of the Meritline deals on cheap DVD-ROM media.
01-30-2006, 10:22 AM
A friend was stationed there a while back so here are some of his suggestions:
They have a Base bowling center, so maybe he could learn or improve bowling.
If your brother is single, then Fort Drum's BOSS program might interest him. "Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers" is a program dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for single soldiers.
Saint James Lake is on base and he'll be close to both Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River so there are seasonal water activities available. They've also got white water rafting and kayaking in the Black River Gorge in the summer.
Lots of hiking and golfing opportunities in that area too. Not much at this time of year but pretty nice in the other three seasons.
Also have him check out nearby Watertown, NY (http://www.watertownny.com/) for more recreation and cultural activities.
01-30-2006, 12:53 PM
Ft. Drum? My friend loved it there so I'll ask him.
A former prof of mine was assigned temporary duty there and did PT in the snow at -29 degrees and said that if he were ever assigned there, he'd leave the Army.
A friend of mine was assigned there for two months over summer and said that it was the hottest base that he'd ever been on.
So... Basically, some like it, or some hate it. I'll get back to you.
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