Sackets Harbor, New YorkSituated on the shore of beautiful Lake Ontario and sheltered by Black River Bay, Sackets Harbor offers year round activities for the entire family. The village is one of New York State’s Heritage Areas with exceptional historic attractions and beautiful tree-lined streets. The town provides an opportunity to discover a unique history, charming architecture and a variety of activities.
Sackets Harbor is rich in United States military history, and the state battlefield site of the War of 1812, military cemetery and Madison Barracks are favorite historic military attractions during the spring, summer and fall seasons.
Commercial attractions include numerous local specialty retail and antique shops as well as some of the area’s finest dining establishments. Sackets Harbor boasts the area’s only comedy club and theatre, The Lake Ontario Playhouse, and the historic battlefield also serves as a concert and festival venue featuring music performances, firemen’s field days, and living history demonstrations and re-enactments.
Sackets Harbor is the perfect place to stroll, drive or take a horse-drawn carriage ride along the community’s picturesque streets and paths. Boaters can enjoy easy access to deep water marinas, customs, public docks and a boat launch. Sackets Harbor and its immediate surrounding area also offer numerous outdoor activities including picnicking, camping, fishing, golfing, sailing, boating, kayaking, bicycling, or swimming at the nearby beaches.
In the fall enjoy colorful foliage, and during the winter take advantage of the many lake ice events.
Sackets Harbor is also a year-round, full service community that includes its own K-12 school, libraries, police department and emergency services, churches, and other commercial establishments.