It’s a worth-it drive to Sackets Harbor to do a scenic run combining a nice waterfront road and trails around a historic battlefield. Sackets Harbor was a center of American military activity in the War of 1812 and was the site of a significant battle on May 29, 1813.
Start on Main St. near the Historical Society, and head toward the water. Turn LEFT on Ontario St. and run for 1.2 miles alongside this scenic waterside road, with great views of Lake Ontario. Continue past the small rotary to the intersection with Ambrose St., and then double back for 0.7 miles, where you can see a path that goes along a section of the historic battlefield. The next 1.3 miles is a tour of the battlefield trails: out & back to Ambrose St., then paralleling Ontario St., and then on the section of the battlefield with interpretive signs and a red barn. Overall, a 4.6 mile route.
Add-On: See this map of the Bicentennial Trail, which is a nice add-on to the route.