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A destination worth the drive!

Directions to Clayton: When exiting Swan Bay Resort, take a Right onto Route 12, after 7.5mi take a Right onto James St. to go under the “Clayton 1000 Islands” sign. You have now entered Downtown Clayton. Continue straight on James St. until you reach Riverside Dr. for all the shops!

Things To Do In Town

Things To Do On The River

  • Take a Clayton Island Tour on a Glass Bottom Boat through the Islands, you never know what you’ll find lurking beneath the water!
  • Rent a Pontoon Boat, Fishing Boat, Paddle Boat, SUP, Kayak, Lily Pad or Bike to enjoy on a hot Summer day from Swan Bay Resort
  • Rent a Boat or Jet Ski from local businesses to enjoy!
  • Take that rental, or your own boat, and go through Millionaire’s Row, an array of Islands and Island homes which was once the playground of the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th Century.
  • View cargo ships passing through the Main Channel coming from all over the world! You can find out their locations and schedules, here.
  • Self-tour or take a guided tour to Rock Island Lighthouse and learn about its history!
  • Hop aboard a Fishing Charter with the fam!
  • Do something extra adventurous with Scuba Diving in the St. Lawrence River

Shopping Downtown

Swan Bay Resort’s The Rift Boutique
RV Camping & Marina Supplies, Souvenirs
43615 NY-12 Alexandria Bay, NY – Swan Bay Resort’s Main Office
(315) 482-7926

The Mason Jar
Home Decor & River Themed Items
521 Riverside Dr. Clayton, NY
(315) 285-5588

Karla’s Christmas Shoppe
The name says it all!
500 Riverside Dr. Clayton, NY
(315) 686-1906

Porch & Paddle
Goods for everyday life
236 James St. Clayton, NY
(315) 686-3148

The Golden Cleat
River jewelry for everyone!
534 Riverside Dr. Clayton, NY
(917) 544-9455

River Magic
Handmade Whimsies & Garden Art
313 James St. Clayton, NY
(315) 285-5059

Where To Eat

The Lyric Coffee House
A quaint coffee shop
246 James St. Clayton, NY
(315) 686-4700

Bistro w/ Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
602 Riverside Dr. Clayton, NY
(315) 686-2341

Wood Boat Brewery
Craft Beers & Pizza
625 Mary St. Clayton, NY
(315) 686-3233

The Channelside
Waterfront Dining
506 Riverside Dr. Clayton, NY
(315) 686-2940

Di Prinzio’s Kitchen
Italian with a side of the St. Lawrence River
428 Riverside Dr. Clayton, NY
(315) 285-5136

Foxy’s Restaurant & Bar
Arrive by boat or car!
18187 Reed Point Rd. Fishers Landing, NY
(315) 686-3781

Saint Lawrence Spirits Distillery & Chateau
Proud to work with local farmers
38289 NY-12E Clayton, NY
(315) 285-5224

Clay’s Fudge Factory
905 James St. Clayton, NY
(315) 686-4528

Castle Ice Cream
750 James St. Clayton, NY
(315) 686-2753

The Gal’s Place
42077 NY-12 Alexandria Bay, NY
(315) 686-4662

Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries can be found here!


Swan Bay Resort’s Why Knot Tiki Bar
Relax at the outdoor Tiki Bar & Pool. Live music every weekend!
43615 NY-12 Alexandria Bay, NY
(315) 482-7926

O’Brien’s Restaurant
226 Webb St. Clayton, NY
(315) 686-1110

Lost Navigator
215 James St. Clayton, NY
(315) 686-7098

Island Bay Pier House
110 State St. Clayton, NY
(315) 285- 5197

Annual Events

From weekly farmer’s markets to Punkin’ Chunkin’ to the Christmas Parade, check out Clayton’s Annual Events here!

Find out more about Clayton through the Chamber of Commerce!
Call the Chamber: (315) 686-3771
Email the Chamber:

All Restaurants, Activities & Locations have differing hours depending on the Season. Please call ahead for additional details!