Attractions

Sackets Harbor is a small town at the heart of Lake Ontario maritime history.

Known for its key role in the War of 1812, Sackets Harbor is a haven for history buffs and fresh water explorers. The area offers visitors of all ages a variety of activities and attractions: Outdoor recreation, hiking trails, historic houses, boutique shopping, arts, fine dining, excellent sailing and powerboating, and year-round events. A designated America in Bloom community, enjoy our tree and flower lined streets. Sackets beckons guests to visit our historic harbor — by land or by lake.

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Witness outstanding lake views and glowing sunsets at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Westcott Beach State Park Bluff Overlook, or Robert Wehle State Park. For wide open beach, lake, and sky, visit El Dorado Beach Preserve (the Nature Conservancy or nearby Southwick’s Beach State Park.…

One of the first craft breweries in New York State, the Sackets Harbor Brewing Company offers its signature 1812 Amber Ale along with other brews and pub fare in a restored train station. Waterside deck, harborside dining room.…

From classic pies to gourmet fig and goat cheese pizza, Goodfellos menu specialities are served in a cozy red-brick bistro atmosphere. Open all year round, with outdoor deck seating in season.…

Tour a modern, working dairy farm with over 1000 cows. Take in the sights and sounds at Old McDonald’s on a hayride, shop fresh produce in season, have a scoop (or two!) of ice cream, play miniature golf, and in the fall visit the Pumpkin Patch and the Corn Maze.…

Take in the natural beauty of Northern New York at our three local state parks. Enjoy sand beaches, swimming, picnic areas, birding, hiking, and a variety of campsites options.…

Once the private home of a prominent local family during the mid-Nineteenth Century, the Pickering-Beach Museum artifact collection and guided, interpretive tours offer visitors a glimpse of what village life was like in early Sackets Harbor. The Pickering-Beach Museum is open during July & August.…

Enjoy the season’s best on the garden patio at Tin Pan Galley! Applauded for their decadent and scrumptious dishes, including Crab Cake Benedict and world-famous Stuffed French Toast, Tin Pan has a full menu for breakfast, brunch, and dinner and hosts a variety of live music acts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the summer…

Overlooking Lake Ontario, the Sackets Harbor Battlefield features exhibits, guided and self-guided tours, and a restored 1850’s Navy Yard and Commandant’s House and focuses on the area’s role in the War of 1812. During the summer, guests can experience the life of a common soldier through the site’s annual Living Weekend.…