The Antique Boat Museum | www.abm.org
The 4.5 acre campus is located on the banks of the majestic St. Lawrence River in the picturesque riverside village of Clayton, NY. The galleries are overflowing with unique and beautifully-preserved examples of great North American watercraft. From May to October each year, the campus comes alive with boat shows, regattas, childrens' activities, guided tours, boat-building classes and a wealth of other programs and events.
Clayton Chamber | www.1000islands-clayton.com
Clayton is the quintessential river village, a jewel of a peninsula surrounded by the magnificent St. Lawrence River, nestled along the northern edge of upstate New York and minutes from the Canadian border. Come and soak up the small town atmosphere. You’ll find quaint shops and galleries, nationally known museums, and outdoor activities ranging from fishing to golfing, diving, kayaking to hiking that all within walking distance. For those who like life in the fast lane there is a one mile go kart track nearby.
The Clayton Opera House | http://www.claytonoperahouse.com/
The Clayton Opera House, a nationally registered historic place, is a stately brick structure overlooking the St. Lawrence River in downtown Clayton. The Opera House has served as an important hub for cultural and community events for over a century. With a $3,275,000 renovation in 2007, the two-story performance hall and third floor ballroom were returned to their original luster. As the performance center of the Thousand Islands, the Clayton Opera House is a magnet for thousands of visitors every year, both audiences at performances of nationally acclaimed artists and attendees at community events and private celebrations. The revived Clayton Opera House has helped promote greater economic activity in this beautiful region and is an important source of local pride.
Thousand Islands Art Center | http://www.tiartscenter.org/
Thousands Islands Art Center is a nonprofit educational institution concerned with preserving the skills of traditional artists and artisans and supporting the heritage arts. The Arts Center maintains a year round arts curriculum, a permanent textile collection and library, two studios dedicated to weaving and ceramics and a retail store which represents nearly 100 regional artists. The Arts Center also organizes additional educational programs, an annual conference and several yearly exhibitions for the public. The Arts Center’s goal is to sustain and grow this resource for artists, students, and the broader community while developing awareness, fostering skills and building appreciation for the heritage arts.