Clatyon is another little town in the Thousand Islands region. Not quite as busy as Alexandria Bay, but that certainly adds to the charm of it. Although there is a huge hotel on the waterfront, and surely the wave like presence of tourists in the summer – you can almost imagine being a local in this quaint riverside town. You can certainly eat breakfast with them at the Koffee Kove Restaurant [220 James St, Clayton, NY 13624]. Circle around the restaurant to admire the proud historical painted mural.
Once inside this mom and pop take time to notice the artistic details indigenous to the region.
You’re not going to find any foodie offerings here, just a good and simple breakfast. I got a bacon egg and cheese on an English muffin and a side of sliced apples, with a great cup of coffee.
Perfectly satisfying and filling meal. Jeff got a hearty meal of eggs, bacon, home fries, and a slab of thick French toast with ‘real’ maple syrup.
He was ready for the rest of the day. We walked around the main street popping into shops and taking in the scene, sitting if only for a sunny moment in a park.
Picturesque, charming, riverside town. Now about that river, we were digested and ready to get on it, via kayaks. The Bayside Marina [1044 State St. (Route 12E) Clayton, NY 13624] offers kayak rentals for the day and out on the water you can get a new perspective of the town,
and a few of those thousand islands.
We examined the rocky shoreline, circled some islands, and with aching arms eventually called it a day. These activities proved to form an all around lovely morning in the town of Clayton.