Zebulon Pike Hike-Bike

Follow Zebulon Pike's Legacy on a Hike-Bike Through Sackets Harbor

Celebrate Saturday April 27th “Pike Day” with the “Pike Hike Bike” honoring the life and legacy of Brigadier General Zebulon Montgomery Pike.
Partner Event
April 27, 2024 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
Union Hotel Building, Corner W. Main St. & Ray St.
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

The self-guided route weaves its way through the village, starting at the historic site’s Union Hotel building. The route continues to Pike’s Monument at the Military Cemetery, Fort Pike Park in Madison Barracks, and the historic site’s navy yard.

The Sackets Harbor Pike Trail is an extension of the Pike National Historic Trail Association’s tri-national trail honoring Pike. Our 2.5 mile route is nothing compared to Pike’s recorded 4,123.6 miles. Add cargo trips and surveying, his total rises to 9,000 miles.

As an Army captain commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, Pike explored much of the American West. His leadership at the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe resulted in his promotion to brigadier general. Pike is known all over the world, with many locations named for him.

During the War of 1812, Pike served at Sackets Harbor. On 27 April, 1813, he led the raid on York, Upper Canada (Toronto) where he was killed. Buried first at the navy yard (today our state historic site), by 1820 he was reburied in the ‘new’ Madison Barracks cemetery with a monument added in 1885. In 1909, he was again reburied in the relocated Military Cemetery off Dodge Avenue.

This event is open to the public.

Pick up a Hike-Bike map and free give-away sticker.