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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 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.