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.

Perhaps you’d like to tour one our local wineries.  Clayton’s climate combined with the constant moisture flow from the St. Lawrence River is a perfect match for growing cold hardy grape vines.  Coyote Moon Vineyards, located in Clayton, is making wine from four grape varieties including Frontenac, Brianna’s, Marquette and Frontenac Gris evolved out of the University of Minnesota’s highly acclaimed Cold Hardy Wine Grapes Program. Free tours of the wine making area are availableand a tasting room allows visitors to taste before they purchase.

The Thousand Islands Winery is New York’s most northern Farm Winery located approximately 7 miles North of Clayton. The winery occupies a historical 28 acre farm that was established in 1836 and has grape vineyards and a tasting room. Free wine tasting allows you to sample their wines and you can take a free tour of the wine production facility that starts everyday at 10am. The winery is open daily, year around and host many festivals throughout the year.

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.  Click here to view the Recreation Park events, or here for a complete directory of all events in the area.

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.

Click here for a directory of attractions.