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Clayton was literally built with shopping in mind. Most of downtown was constructed in the late 19th century to meet the needs of shoppers coming from both land and water.
A leisurely stroll down our main streets brings you to an array of unique shops including clothing boutiques, jewelry shops, as well as shops offering 1000 Islands collectibles to take home as a keepsake.
Maybe you are looking to take home a taste of the 1000 Islands from one of several gourmet food emporiums including “River Rat” Cheese or a bottle of the famous “Original” Thousand Islands Dressing that was created right here.
Be sure to look up while you stroll our main streets. The upper stories share attractive architectural features- window crowns, and cast-iron cornices. If you are interested in architecture, be sure to pop into the Chamber of Commerce for their walking tour brochure. It’s a self-guided passport into the intriguing history and charm of Clayton’s commercial buildings, homes and churches.
Thousand 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.