Sackets Harbor

Sackets Harbor is a village of 1450 people on Lake Ontario in Northern New York. Historically a naval base which successfully withstood two Canadian attacks in battles during the War of 1812, its arch-nemesis is the British fortification at Kingston in Upper Canada.

Get in

By car, take NY 3 (Arsenal Street) west from Watertown (New York) to Adams Road or East Main Street. Sackets Harbor is about eight miles southwest of Watertown's airport (IATA: ART) in Dexter, NY.

By boat, Sackets Harbor should be a clear shot across Lake Ontario from Kingston.

Get around

As this is a small village, less than a mile from the core to the edge of town, it is possible to tour on foot or bicycle.


Union Hotel building

Sackets has a variety of historic sights and museums relating to the war of 1812. Madison Barracks was an active military base until just after WWII, and many of the buildings have recently been restored. As a stop along the Seaway Trail there is a local visitors center, and interactive museum.


Seaway Trail

There are several beaches, museums, shops, and a golf course. Seasonal festivals and events include a brew fest and the Can-Am festival. Fishing is popular both on the lake and Mill Creek with several tournaments annually.





Sackets has several charming Bed and Breakfasts and The Ontario Place Hotel downtown. Another smaller hotel is located outside of town on Route 3 next to the Nu Peir diner.

Hotels and inns

Bed and breakfast



Go next

Routes through Sackets Harbor

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