Seaway Trail

The 454-mile Seaway Trail travels around Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, connecting endless scenic lookouts, dozens of historic sites, and incredible fishing opportunities. Follow the green-and-white "Footprints and Waves" Seaway Trail signs to guide you on your journey.

Begin in Fair Haven, a village at the bottom of the Eastern Lake Ontario Basin, on Route 104A. The Sodus Bay Historical Lighthouse Museum is a short jaunt to the west. Continue following Route 104A East to Oswego, where auto racing awaits. Walk in the footsteps of British, French, and American soldiers at Fort Lake Ontario, or flock to the Derby Hill Bird Observatory for the spring and fall migrations.

Just off shore, there are many shipwreck sites for scuba divers to explore. In Scriba, Route 104A becomes 104B. Head to Mexico Point and explore the Shores State Park and the Selkirk Lighthouse where the Salmon River flows into Lake Ontario. Continue on Route 13 to Pulaski, then to the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar. Continue North, Route 104A to Route 3 toward Henderson Harbor, home of the PBS television series Rod and Reel.

Pick berries in Adams Center and enjoy fresh Great Lakes Cheese in Adams. In Sackets Harbor, you will find three National Register Historic Districts: the downtown with its 150-plus historic structures, the Sackets Harbor Battlefield, and Madison Barracks. Ulysses S. Grant slept here as a young lieutenant during the 1830s and 40s. Visit at the Cultural Park Visitors' Center.

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