What to do and see in Sackets Harbor, United States: The Best Places and Tips

July 24, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Sackets Harbor (earlier spelled Sacketts Harbor) is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States, on Lake Ontario. The population was 1,450 at the 2010 census. The village was named after land developer and owner Augustus Sackett, who founded it in the early 19th century.
Restaurants in Sackets Harbor

1. Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site

504 W. Main Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 +1 315-646-3634
Excellent
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4.5 based on 133 reviews

Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site

Reviewed By Ellesor826 - Parrish, Florida

History lesson while enjoying a beautiful day and walk around this historic battlefield. It is well worth the hour or so to walk and read the placards placed around the paved pathways (beware of deer tick) and learn about our country's history. There is a fee to enter a couple of the buildings that have been or are being restored. We didn't find that we needed to do that though as we just enjoyed the walking, ready and the views.
Free parking, great for picnics and family time too!!

2. Whitewater Challengers - Black River

16129 Foster Park Rd, Dexter, NY 13634-3041
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5 based on 45 reviews

Whitewater Challengers - Black River

Whitewater Challengers offers thrilling Class III, IV, V rapids on guided Black River whitewater rafting trips. Established in 1975, Whitewater Challengers offers skillfully guided trips by expert river guides. We offer a close to home adventure with personalized, friendly river guides to navigate your raft past the Black River Canyons. On-river snack and after trip dinner are included with every rafting trip. Trips are available select days May-October. Trip times and availability vary daily.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I've been rafting for many years mainly in the Poconos... I did a dream release last year but I wanted more excitement so I decided to try this... I'm glad I did... Mac was excellent... It was a plus having a guide in the raft...MoreThanks! Definitely join us in Spring for even bigger rapids and whole new experience. See you next time!

3. Sail Ontario

124 Pike Rd, Madison Barracks Marina, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685-9521
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5 based on 27 reviews

Sail Ontario

Sail Ontario is in the happiness business, one of the only US based sailing charter opportunities on the North-East side of Lake Ontario. AND WE'RE GROWING! Starting in 2018 we'll offer twice as many captained charters, offer sailing lessons (short or long course), and have sailboats for rent. If you're looking for a special sailing charter opportunity, looking to get out on the water and experience the joy of sailing, you've come to the right place. At Sail Ontario, you will get the attention and personal service you've come to expect and enjoy during your half-day, full-day, multi-day or even international cruise. Happiness comes to those who recognize and cherish the power of the present moment and make their moments memorable. Come aboard!!

Reviewed By Kym_Keil

Celebrated our 6th Anniversary sailing with Captain Brett on Sail Ontario. It was the BEST DAY EVER!! I've never had more fun or laughed so hard!!! We brought some wine and snacks, and enjoyed the most special day in our marriage! This was a much needed retreat for us and I would HIGHLY recommend Sail Ontario! It was our first time ever on a sailboat and I hope we have a chance to go again before the season ends! Thank You for an amazing day!

4. BOB Rafting

124 William St, Dexter, NY 13634
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5 based on 20 reviews

BOB Rafting

Reviewed By Darlene D

After days of nonstop rain, the rapids on the Black River were about a class 5. Scott was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide who was clear in his directions. He gave us several practice opportunities before we headed downstream so everyone knew what to do. All the people in our group, ages 14 to 56, had the time of their lives. I'm not sure if we can ever top this WWR trip -- at least not around this area. Thanks, Bob and crew, for this unforgettable experience!

5. Old McDonald's Farm

14471 County Route 145, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685-3121 +1 315-583-5737
Excellent
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Old McDonald's Farm

Reviewed By Bill K - Glastonbury, Connecticut

Stopped by on a rainy day. Bought ice cream, a donut and a bag of popcorn. The place was empty but it was obviously an attraction for the general public. Ice cream was tasty, as was the donut. The popcorn was fine but let me pass on a bit of advice: if your customer orders popcorn and the fresh stuff is popping in the machine, don't reach over to the bowl of pre-made that's been hanging around for awhile to serve them. Especially when there's nobody there.

6. Westcott Beach State Park

Jefferson County, Henderson, NY 13650 +1 315-938-5083
Excellent
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4 based on 22 reviews

Westcott Beach State Park

Reviewed By TravellingLight62 - Kingston, Canada

1000 island view yes, water clear yes, length of beach pretty good. If only the area for public swimming wasn't so small, and the lifeguards hadn't been trained to reduce risk to the point of ridiculousness. (No goggles, no flotations devices, no balls in or near swim area, no non approved life jackets). And people scrunched in on the approved beach area. So much more is possible at this easily accessible beach.

7. Sacket's Harbor Heritage Area & Visitors' Center

301 West Main Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Sacket's Harbor Heritage Area & Visitors' Center

Reviewed By Daniel S - Owego, New York

This is a lovely little town to walk. We enjoy just sitting and looking over the harbor.
Walking the town as well as the battlefield is a wonderful experience. There are a number of restaurants within walking distance of the visitors center.
Take a bike ride!

8. Yellow Barn Winery

18876 County Route 66, Watertown, NY 13601-5536 +1 315-782-1824
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3.5 based on 24 reviews

Yellow Barn Winery

Reviewed By Armand M

Stopped in for a tasting of their wines. The clerk behind the desk seemed irritated that we interrupted her. We asked about tastings and she barked "four dollars per person" and ducked her head under the counter. Not very welcoming at all.

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