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After arriving, your first stop should be the Chamber of Commerce, in the heart of the village on historic Riverside Drive. The friendly staff will answer all of your questions, and help with maps, guides and anything else you need. With so many choices, your most difficult decision will be where to begin!
Why not take in a museum? Clayton is home to three museums and an opera house. Take a leisurely stroll around the Village browsing our art galleries and shops for gifts and keepsakes.
Explore the beauty of the 1000 Islands aboard one of our local tour boat operators which depart several times a day offering narrated tours of Clayton and the 1000 Islands region.
Almost every weekend during the summer there are events held at the Recreation Park Arena including a Boat Show, Dog Show, Food & Wine Festival, Decoy & Wildlife Art Show, Collectibles Show, Antique Show & Sale, Juried Craft Show and a Model Train Fair.
Want to take a moment to just relax? Why not treat yourself to a massage or facial at a day spa or maybe a haircut? Clayton’s salons welcome walk in visitors.
The local library on John Street welcomes visitors, and has Internet ready computers where you can check your e-mail. You are also welcome to join us on Sunday morning at one of our many friendly churches.
You can easily use Clayton as your vacation “home base,” with the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, miniature golf, a go kart track, the Thousand Islands Bridge, historic Boldt Castle and Singer Castle, the Tibbits Point Light House as well as Alexandria Bay, Cape Vincent and the Canadian border all close by.
Thousand Islands WineryThousand Islands Winery
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and step into a world where wine and laughter are your only priorities. Just 30 minutes outside Watertown, and along the banks of the scenic St. Lawrence River, Thousand Islands Winery® is a fun, friendly oasis with 22 varieties of award winning wines. Originally founded in 2003, Thousand Islands Winery® was the rst winery in the Thousand Islands region and boasts not only large vineyards, but breathtaking views, and a unique tasting room experience. Thousand Islands Winery® is located on Seaway Avenue, just o Route 12, near the Thousand Islands Bridge and is open for wine tastings and Winery tours at 10 AM daily. Plan your next escape today and come “Wine down in the islands!”
Thousand Islands Winery® is the largest farm winery in Northern New York State and is located along the majestic St. Lawrence River on a historic forty acre farmstead established in 1836. The Winery began its operations in 2002 with the purchase of the farm by Steve Conaway and his wife Erika. The primary grape varieties being planted in the Thousand Islands Region include Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, Marquette, and La Crescent which were developed by the University of Minnesota. The development of these cold-hardy grapes is the very reason we now enjoy the benets of the ever-expanding Northern New York wine region.