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CEDAR POINT STATE PARK
LOCATION - The park is 6 miles west of Clayton on New York 12E.
FEATURES - Cedar Point is in the heart of Thousand Islands. The ruins of Fort Haldimand are located on Carlton Island west of Cedar Point. The fort was constructed by the British prior to the Revolutionary War.
ACTIVITIES - The park season runs from early May through Columbus Day weekend. Visitors can go boating on the St. Lawrence River with rentals and a marina, swimming from a guarded beach, and watch freighters passing by. The St. Lawrence River is known for its excellent fishing for pike, muskellunge, walleye, bass, and panfish.
Camp in the 172-site campground, 85 with electricity and 32 with full hookups. Summers bring folk singers, puppet shows, and other performers to the park.
In the winter, go ice fishing and cross-country skiing.
Nearby attractions include the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, overlooking the only natural harbor at the east end of Lake Ontario. It's one mile from New York 3 on the west side of Sackets Harbor village. Two battles were fought here during the War of 1812.
Take a guided tour of the visitor center housed in the 1817 Union Hotel. The center is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00-5:00, and Sundays in late May through late September from 1:00-5:00. The site has a nineteenth-century village center. Each July, attend the annual Can-Am Festival when muskets are fired and tall ships arrive in the harbor. For information, call 315-646-3634.
Sackets Harbor is one of the deepest harbors in Lake Ontario where anglers fish for bass and salmon. Compete in their annual fishing derby. For area information, call 315-646-1700.
Visit Tibbets Point Lighthouse at the outlet of Lake Ontario and at the head of St. Lawrence River, 3 miles west of Cape Vincent. Constructed in 1827, it's still used as a sailor's beacon, and its keeper's cottage is now used as a youth
hostel. Tour the aquarium at Cape Vincent, open daily 1:00-5:00, May-October. For information, call 315-654-2147.
In Clayton, tour the Antique Boat Museum, housing the largest collection of antique freshwater vessels in the world. For information, call 315-686-4104. The museum hosts an antique raceboat show and fishing tournaments. Anglers can fish for pike, walleye, bass, and muskie.
Other town events include concerts on the waterfront, bluegrass and hot air balloon festivals, and a Fiddler's Fling. For information, call 315-686-3771 or 1-800-252-9806.
Downtown Clayton is designated as an historic district because of its 31 buildings built between 1854-1920. Get a map from the Chamber of Commerce.
Cedar Point State Park
R.D. 2, Box 166, Route 12E
Clayton, New York 13624
telephone 315-654-2522 or 315-686-4472
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