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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.
1000 Islands Charity Poker Run1000 Islands Charity Poker Run
The 1000 Islands International Charity Run is extremely proud to bring people from around the US and Canada to Clayton and the Thousand Islands, NY, “The Fresh Water Boating Capital of the World.”
This event is brought to you by the Thousand Islands Charity Poker Run Corp.
The 1000 Islands International Charity Poker Run is a grassroots, volunteer-driven event dedicated to the charitable needs and economic development of the Thousand Islands Region. Our goal is to provide events such as The 1000 Islands International Charity Poker Run, as well as other programs and projects that promote and keep the historic integrity of our waterfront district, support programs that keep our community healthy and vibrant, give visitors and citizens alike unforgettable experiences with the beautiful backdrop of the Thousand Islands.
PO Box 56 Clayton NY 13624
Alex Bay 500 Go-Karts LtdAlex Bay 500 Go-Karts Ltd
Come and visit the Thousands Island’s Premier Spot for All Things Fun! Feel the need for speed? Zip around NY State’s longest outdoor Go-Kart track, fun for the whole family! Double Seaters available for Children under 10 years of age. Go wild in our huge Amusement Arcade! Collect tickets and redeem for Great Prizes! Putt your way around our scenic 18 hole Mini- Golf! Hungry? Get a bite to eat at our Subway Sandwich Shop! We open mid-May and close early October. See website for details.
43772 State Route 12 Alexandria Bay NY 13607
Antique Boat MuseumAntique Boat Museum
The Antique Boat Museum, “…the largest and most impressive collection of inland recreational boats in the world…” according to Joseph Gribbins of Nautical Quarterly Magazine. When you visit the Museum at 750 Mary Street you’ll discover the largest collection of Antique and Classic boats on display in North America. Stop by the boat shop to see a restoration in progress. While at the Museum take a speedboat ride through the 1000 islands in a triple cockpit runabout. Take up the oars yourself in a St. Lawrence skiff and explore the shoreline of Clayton. Take a tour of George Boldt’s 106′ historic houseboat. The Antique boat Museum hosts a number of activities throughout the summer, including the longest running annual antique boat show and auction in the country. The Museum also offers classes and programs for adults and children. Before you leave make sure you check out the Museum store and pick up a keepsake for your own river memories.
750 Mary Street Clayton NY 13624
C-Way Golf ResortC-Way Golf Resort
Located just 2 miles from the picturesque village of Clayton, Natali’s C-Way Resort offers a relaxing getaway for golf, dining and lodging. We specialize in customized golf packages for large or small groups.
MOTEL – Our 43 unit motel features many recently remodeled rooms with WIFI, A/C, handicap accessibility and 2 queen or double beds. For an extended stay we offer 1 and 2 bedroom spacious furnished apartments. Continental breakfast is served on weekends in July & August.
Relax on our main level outdoor decks overlooking the trees or by our spacious pool. A conference room is available for group meetings. If you enjoy fishing, we have plenty of outdoor parking for your boat and trailer.
DINING – Across the street enjoy a delicious meal at Natali’s restaurant, which specializes in homemade Italian recipes, seafood and the best prime rib in the area. Enjoy your favorite beverage in our newly renovated bar and lounge or visit our cozy dining room overlooking the putting green. Our banquet facilities can accommodate up to 150 guests.
GOLF – Our challenging 18 hole, par 71 golf course features numerous water hazards, sand traps, elevated tees and greens. Enjoy lunch on our outdoor deck overlooking the 9th green.
Our pro shop offers club and cart rentals along with club repair and merchandise sales. We also offer transportation to the golf course from the public docks.
Call the C-Way Resort when planning your next family vacation, reunion, wedding or golf outing.
37024 NYS Route 12 Clayton NY 13624
Clayton Brews & Blues FestivalClayton Brews & Blues Festival
40219 State Route 12 Clayton NY 13624
Clayton Country ClubClayton Country Club
Beautiful and Challenging Public 9 hole golf course.
105 State Street/PO Box 404 Clayton NY 13624
Clayton DistilleryClayton Distillery
Destination distillery creating premium-grade distilled products from locally grown grains and fruit. Open Year Round.
Please see our company website or call us for updated business hours. Thank you!
40164 NYS Rt 12 Clayton NY 13624
Clayton Island ToursClayton Island Tours
“1000 islands most unique boat tour experience”
From Early May through Late October, Clayton Island Tours offers narrated tours for the general public. Enjoy magnificent views of premier sights with opportunities to view giant Great Lakes freighters, lighthouses, magnificent island homes and the Thousand Islands International Bridge up close. Daily tours to Boldt Castle, Rock Island Lighthouse, Two Nation Tour, and Sunset Cruises available. All tours have many photo opportunities and cruise areas of the St. Lawrence River and many of the Thousand Islands not seen on other cruises.
Our boats are available for private parties, wedding shuttles, sightseeing tours and corporate events. Catering and Bar options available.
1000 Islands Receptive and Group Tour Planning services available year-round. Let our local, knowledgeable and professional staff provide you with all the information you will need for that one of a kind experience among the 1000 islands. Step-on-Guide service also available for your itinerary.
39611 Chateau Lane Clayton NY 13624
Clayton Opera HouseClayton Opera House
A performing arts and theatre in a turn of the century opera house. The Clayton Opera House hosts an active seasonal schedule of performances.
403 Riverside Drive Clayton NY 13624
Coyote Moon VineyardsCoyote Moon Vineyards
If you are looking for an over-the-top customer experience, filled with Award-Winning Wines, friendly staff, and a howlin’ good time, Coyote Moon Vineyards—one of New York State’s Most Award-Winning Wineries—is a must-visit destination.
The entire Randazzo Family invites you to be their guest and sample over 19 varieties of delectable, hand-crafted, award-winning wines from their famous, or infamous, Twisted Sister to their Best of Class Gold Medal Winner, Marquette. Coyote Moon has a wine for every palate, tantalizing taste buds from dry to sweet and everything in between. Even beer drinkers feel right at home after sampling their Fire Boat Red, the sweet nectar of the North!
Pack a picnic, the family, or just yourself and take a memorable stroll through their picturesque vineyard, the largest in Northern New York with over 20 acres of Northern Grape Vines. Explore, sample, and learn how their award-winning wines are handcrafted with a tour of the crush pad, fermentation room, and bottling facility. The Randazzos don’t just make wine in the North Country; they make North Country Wine.
Excitement, Romance and Award-Winning Wine are the guiding principles at Coyote Moon Vineyards. Allow the Randazzos to create that experience in a fun-filled environment for you today and you will learn what all the howln’ is about for yourself!
17371 Co. Rt. 3 Clayton NY 13624
Evans Mills Raceway ParkEvans Mills Raceway Park
Established in 2018. Racing every Saturday night, May-September
Located on U.S. Route 11 just outside of Evans Mills, New York, this 3/8-mile asphalt racing facility was originally built in 1967 by the Zeigler Brothers of Boonville, New York.
Recognizing that the auto racing roots of Northern New York run deep and wide and through many generations, Lee and Peggy Gill made the decision to purchase the former Evans Mills Speedway in December of 2018. Rebranded as the Evans Mills Raceway Park, the raceway launched into its inaugural season under new ownership in 2019.
The Gills are geared for success with their business acumen and their deep connection to racing for over 35 years. By combining their racing experience and the relationships they have created through their transportation and auto parts businesses, the Gills are bringing a unique quality to this racing facility not seen previously.
The Evans Mills Raceway Parks racing season begins in early May and extends through late September with races running every Saturday night. The Raceway tower complex hosts 54 hospitality suites and the grandstand offers a seating capacity of over 3,000
28412 Steinhelmer Rd Evans Mills NY 13637
Frink ParkFrink Park
Frink Park hosts many events throughout the year from waterfront concerts, farmer’s market, classic street meet and Navy Ships docking at the Thousand Islanda Regional Dock’s deep water dock. This public park and pavilion is owned by the Village of Clayton.
300 Riverside Drive Clayton NY 13624
Hawn Memorial LibraryHawn Memorial Library
The Library is open; Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm!
Public Internet access available.
220 John Street Clayton NY 13624
Lucky Star RanchLucky Star Ranch
13240 Lucky Star Ranch Rd Chaumont NY 13622
Northern Flow VineyardsNorthern Flow Vineyards
DeLuke’s Garden Center & Northern Flow Vineyards
This year, DeLuke’s Garden Center celebrates its twentieth year in business. It continues be the local go-to destination for all things garden-related, whether it be plants, supplies, or landscaping and design services. DeLuke’s offers a wide variety of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetables, and herbs as well as gardening supplies, tools, soil, and mulch. This year DeLuke’s relocated its nursery section and significantly increased annual production capacity with the addition of a new 3,000 square foot greenhouse.
“We grow and nurture our plants in greenhouses on-site,” says owner Phil DeLuke. “We closely monitor our seedlings, making sure each one gets the appropriate care and attention it needs to flourish.” In addition to offering quality plants, DeLuke says exceptional customer service is at the heart of his business philosophy. “We are known for our knowledgeable and friendly staff who take the time to talk to customers and make sure they are getting all the information and assistance they need to grow and maintain a thriving garden. We make every effort to ensure our customers have an enjoyable experience each time they visit the garden center.”
This season, the garden center will have an exciting new attraction. After four years of cultivating grapes, DeLuke will launch Northern Flow Vineyards in May, complete with a tasting room and patio connected to the garden center. According to DeLuke, the new venture is a natural extension of decades of horticultural experience. “In 2013, we planted over a thousand cold, hardy hybrid grape vines with the intention of cultivating grapes for local wine producers,” says DeLuke. “Given my passion for wine, I quickly realized that it would be more exciting to actually produce the wine as well.” In the fall of 2013 he enrolled in the winery management program at JCC and by the fall of 2015, he had harvested his first crop of grapes. “Each year, we have significantly expanded our vineyards,” says DeLuke. “By the end of 2016 we hope to have over 4,000 vines on six acres of land representing ten different grape varieties.”
This spring, Northern Flow Vineyards will offer its very first vintages to the public. “I am looking forward to sharing the fruits of our labor. I hope that the experience of sipping wine in a beautifully landscaped setting will bring enjoyment to many folks.”
The opportunity to produce wine in this region is a relatively recent development, explains DeLuke. “It wasn’t even possible to reliably grow wine grapes here in the North Country until the University of Minnesota developed grape hybrids several years ago that could withstand extreme winters. We are looking forward to introducing our customers to these new and wonderfully distinctive wines such as Marquette, Frontenac, and LaCrescent.” DeLuke says he is proud to be among a growing number of craft beverage producers in the region working together for the betterment of the community. “It’s an exciting time for the Thousand Islands and for Clayton in particular, and I’m glad to be contributing to the socioeconomic growth of the region.”
40635 State Route 12 Clayton NY 13624
River Golf Adventures (Mini Golf), Driving Range, & Bumper BoatsRiver Golf Adventures (Mini Golf), Driving Range, & Bumper Boats
Looking for the Best FUN in the 1000 Islands…Check out RIVER GOLF’S Challenging, Water themed 18 hole Mini Golf, where the Golf balls FLOAT! Splash & Crash Squirting Bumper Boats, State of the Art Driving Range W/ self dispensing ball machine for the early morning golfers open dawn to dusk, GEM Sluice to pan for REAL Gems, Pirate Ship Treasure Dig/bring home your loot, Treasure Store, Small Arcade w/ simulated roller coaster ride & more. plus Craft Ice Cream/ Snack Bar. NEW 2023 a Hair Salon/Boutique. Open mid May – Sept. Hours vary begin/end.. Call for most current hours. We are Beautifully landscaped and up to date. Truly one of the best mini golfs you’ll find and a FUN place to make great memories with family and friends of all ages!
40168 NYS Rte 12 Clayton NY 13624
Rock Island Lighthouse Clayton Island ToursRock Island Lighthouse Clayton Island Tours
Board the Night Heron, our incredible glass-bottomed boat, and get an unparalleled view of underwater life in the clean waters of the St. Lawrence River.
Travel to Rock Island and spend one hour visiting the island where you can climb up in the lighthouse tower and look over the St. Lawrence River. Visit the lighthouse keeper’s home that is now a museum and gift shop.
Walk the island and see the building once used to store whale oil for burning in the lighthouse. Peer through the unique glass bottom boat to see native fish of the St. Lawrence, as well as countless other natural wonders beneath the waves of the Saint Lawrence River. The tour is guided by our historical and naturalist narrators with unique knowledge of the Thousand Islands.
Rock Island Lighthouse is located in the Thousand Islands about 4.5 miles northeast of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York, off of Fisher’s Landing. Originally commissioned in 1847, it is one of six lights put up along the St. Lawrence River to guide traffic to and from Lake Ontario through the waterway.
The Rock Island station is the best preserved, as all of its structures still survive. It was refitted in 1855, rebuilt in 1882, and moved in 1903. The light was closed in 1955 after more a century of service. Today, the lighthouse and island are maintained by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.
In 2010, restoration of Rock Island and its structures began, using federal and state funds. The goal of the work is to make Rock Island a tourist destination that describes the station and its keepers and gives a glimpse into life on the St. Lawrence.
Chateau Lane Clayton NY 13624
Sackets Harbor Chamber of CommerceSackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Sackets Harbor is a historic village community nestled on the shores of eastern Lake Ontario, tucked into Black River Bay.
Saint Lawrence SpiritsSaint Lawrence Spirits
From Ranch to River… Our farm-based distillery adds local flavors to our spirits. Our ingredients are hand-picked from our family ranch, Lucky Star Ranch Estate, only 11 miles from the River. Our ingredients will be converted to the final product at Saint Lawrence Spirits, where they will be proofed down by filtered St. Lawrence River water, providing the Spirit of the River in Every Bottle!
38289 NYS Route 12E Clayton NY 13624
Taste NY at the North Country Welcome CenterTaste NY at the North Country Welcome Center
The agricultural industry in New York State continues to grow at an exceptional rate. The state boasts more than seven million acres of farmland, 36,000 farms, and is the second largest producer of apples and maple syrup in the country.
We encourage New Yorkers and visitors alike to experience the delicious homegrown goodness of Taste NY and help us continue to grow the state’s thriving agricultural industry.
43350 Collins Landing Road Alexandria Bay NY 13607
The Hops SpotThe Hops Spot
Burger bar & Poutinerie!
507 Riverside Drive Clayton NY 13624
Thousand Islands Arts Center~Home of the Handweaving MuseumThousand Islands Arts Center~Home of the Handweaving Museum
The Thousand Islands Arts Center ~ Home of the Handweaving Museum located in an historic village building on John Street brings the visual arts alive in the 1000 Islands through art instruction and exhibitions. The Arts Center also offers exciting classes for all ages throughout the year. Learn to draw, paint, weave, work with clay, and much more by taking one of its over 100 classes. Tour their galleries of ever-changing exhibitions that showcase the work of regional and national artists or pieces from the museum’s permanent collection of hand-woven textiles and rare spinning and weaving tools. The Arts Center also hosts several of the region’s most popular annual events including perennial favorites such as the Antique Show and Sale and the Arts and Crafts Show, both in August.
314 John Street Clayton NY 13624
Thousand Islands MuseumThousand Islands Museum
The Thousand Islands Museum hosts Muskie Hall of Fame and Vintage Decoy Displays including an entire room dedicated to Sam Denny. See a carver’s bench with the tools used to carve decoys. Artifacts’ dating back to the 1800’s including a kitchen, sitting room and a one-room schoolhouse.
Our military display dates back to the Civil War with original documents from that time on display. Watch a video of shipwrecks put together by local divers. Visit our Research Library filled with family books and information on local area history going back to the 1800’s.
Purchase articles made with “St. Lawrence Tartan” which was designed especially for the St. Lawrence River and is sold exclusively at the Thousand Islands Museum.
The museum hosts special events including the Decoy/Wildlife Art & Sporting Collectibles Show, now in it’s 51st year. Our annual Festival of Trees turns the museum into a wonderland of twinkling lights and beautiful decorations.
312 James Street Clayton NY 13624
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.
43298 Seaway Ave. – Suite 1 Alexandria Bay NY 13607
Uncle Sam Boat ToursUncle Sam Boat Tours
Uncle Sam Boat Tours has been providing scenic, narrated cruises of the 1000 Islands since 1926 with departures daily from Alexandria Bay May 1 thru October 31. You can choose from a variety of tours – 10 minute shuttle to Boldt Castle, 1 and 2 1/4 hour sightseeing cruises, Luncheon and Dinner Cruises and Singer Castle Tours. Proudly celebrating over 85 years of continuous service on the St. Lawrence River.
47 James Street Alexandria Bay NY 13607
Village of Sackets Harbor (Visitor Center)Village of Sackets Harbor (Visitor Center)
Overlooking sparkling Lake Ontario, Sackets Harbor offers year-round activities for the whole family. Sheltered on Black River Bay, the village is a designated New York State Heritage Area with historic sites and attractions. Tree-lined streets and sidewalk gardens offer colorful contrasts to historic architecture and War of 1812 Battlefield. Enjoy lunch or dinner waterside, spend a day fishing, or take a family bike ride on the trail around the village.
Wheeler Creek Pumpkin PatchWheeler Creek Pumpkin Patch
We have a pick your own pumpkin patch. We have all sizes of pumpkins, as well as local honey and syrup. We also are selling apples this year.
36415 Pelo Road Clayton NY 13624
Why Knot Tiki BarWhy Knot Tiki Bar
If you like lounging around by the water or taking a seat at the tiki bar, this is the place for you. The Why Knot Tiki Bar serves domestic and imported beers, spirits, wine & wine slushies with a limited food menu served along the St. Lawrence River!
When you hang out with us, you’ll be sure to find a nice cold-one or a fruity island drink to quench your thirst while catching a glimpse of your favorite program on our flat screen tv or cargo ship passing through the channel! The Tiki Bar opens at noon every day during Peak Season.
- Open to Guests & the Community
- Daily & Weekly Specials
- Live music every Weekend
- Special events such as Pool Volleyball Tournaments, Beer Pong, etc.
- Open Noon-Close every day during Peak Season
- Specified hours during the Off-Season
- Margarita Mondays ~ $2 off Marg’s & Discounted Tequila Shots
- Tito’s Tuesdays ~ $5 Tito’s Drinks
- Why Knot Wednesdays ~ Happy Hour 4-8pm
- Thirsty Game Night Thursdays ~ Games & $2 off Specialty Drinks
- Friday Fish Fry ~ Johnny D’s Food Truck & Happy Hour 4-8pm
- Sunday Funday ~ $1 off Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s
Wood Boat BreweryWood Boat Brewery
Brew pub, hand crafted beer, wine & brick oven pizza, sandwiches, salads, huge deck with gorgeous views of the Saint Lawrence River!
625 Mary Street Clayton NY 13624