Sacket’s Harbor War of 1812 Bicentennial Trail

Walk and Learn about Sackets Harbor and the War of 1812

Info: This trail is a light gravel/crushed stone and boardwalk trail with many historic signs with facts about Sackets and its part in the War of 1812. Museum and exhibit area nearby (admission). The trail has been expanded quite a bit and travels through neighboring fields with both American and British monuments along one section, and a greater length than previously, crossing two roads/streets and eventually going around the edge of the Sackets Harbor School athletic field and ending at the school near the street.  Nice views of Lake Ontario in some sections.  ‘Sackets’ may sometimes be spelled ‘Sacketts’.

Update 2013 – Future expansion will make this 5+ miles long and continue around the outside of the village to Madison Barracks.

Directions: The entrance is at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield. Take Route 3 West from Watertown, bear right to Sackets Harbor from Route 3 at signs, turn right onto West Main Street and follow it to the ending.

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Sacket's Harbor War of 1812 Bicentennial Trail

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Sacket\'s Harbor War of 1812 Bicentennial Trail: 43.946207, -76.128602
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Sacket's Harbor War of 1812 Bicentennial Trail


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Trail Distance: A few miles.   Currently, if you go from the parking lot to around the outer trail and around the back of the school back to the parking lot it is 2.6 miles.  It will be expanded to 5 miles in the future.

Date/Time Open: ?

Mountain Biking Allowed: Yes.
Difficulty: Easy.

Regular Biking Allowed: Yes.
Difficulty: Easy.

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes
Difficulty: Easy.

Cross-Country Skiing: No.

Fishing: No, not from the trail.

Pets Allowed: Yes.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Special Instructions: ?

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