Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Flowers & Gardens of Sackets Harbor, New York

This is their village-operated public dock and boat launch area.
Sackets Harbor, New York

Sackets Harbor is a quaint little village on the eastern end of Lake Ontario about 65 miles north of Syracuse, New York.

Sackets Harbor was very significant in the War of 1812. Following the outbreak of the war, Sackets Harbor became an important military site for the American Naval and military forces for the St. Lawrence Valley and Lake Ontario.

Today the Village of Sackets Harbor has been enhanced with beautiful trees and gardens that line their streets. The stores and shops have also reflected this theme in their plantings of various perennials and annuals. The Sackets Harbor Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary have hosted a garden tour of homes the last few years benefiting their local Volunteer Fire Department.

Here is a link to the Village's website:
There are two very nice videos on this website if you would like more information on the village.

The Village won an award in the 2011 America in Bloom contest. Here is a link with information on the award winners: 2011 America in Bloom Awards

Here is a view of the village in pictures.

A view of the gazebo overlooking the harbor.
One of the houses on West Main Street.

I just love their hanging baskets on the lights.
This beautiful urn is outside the Seaway Trail Headquarters.
Fairy Garden Houses outside one of the shops (Handmaiden's Garden).

Another view of the public dock. 

Additional Information

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Sackets Harbor website:

Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance Website:

New York History Blog - The Great Rope:

Sackets Harbor participated in the 2012 International Peace Garden Foundation. Website:

Sackets Harbor is the hometown of "Funny Cide" the famous gelding owned by Sackatoga Stable. In 2003 he won the first two races in the Triple Crown- the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.

The Village is also the setting for the American Girl's Caroline Abbott stories (and doll), which took place during the War of 1812.


  1. Love it! Very interesting...I'd love to visit! What major city is this near?

  2. It's north of Syracuse, Ann. You would love it!

  3. I agree, a beautiful place. I was never their either and would love to visit. A riverside town I often work in, Lewiston, also participated in the 2012 International Peace Garden Foundation. It looks similar to Sackets Harbor. Our garden club adorns it with flowers every year, plus the residents have beautifully landscaped homes. I enjoyed this tour.

    1. Thanks so much for your comments! I have been following your blog for awhile now and have enjoyed it immensely. Your photographs are an inspiration to me, and I enjoy your instructions in photography on your blog as well. I have been to Lewiston and one of the garden tours there and they are beautiful.