LAKE HENRY IS CALLING
"If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it. ."—Frank Lloyd Wright
Why Do People Come to Clayton Park?
Many people who stay with us are just passing through. Or, they're here for one of the many local attractions. But, Clayton Park is a destination in itself. And, as we have many times been told, a well hidden gem. Enjoy the camping, fishing, boating and live music, and just a smattering of the right activities offered on the weekends. We are not an activity-oriented park - our activities are designed to enhance your outdoor experience, and will never overshadow the natural surroundings we are so blessed to be a part of.
Clayton Park is a peaceful hub from which people come to explore. Some come to tour the waterfalls around us. Some come here to visit Montage's water park or the Peach Festival. Some stay because they're interested in the nearby railroads at Steamtown and Stourbridge. There are all sorts of foodie finds. And, there are myriad wineries and cideries, farm markets, fairs, festivals, and other events that happen nearby.
Campfire Music Series
It all began here in 2008, when we began hosting musicians around the campfire. Every Saturday evening between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend (and special events beyond), enjoy live music from local musicians between 8 and 10pm. Tap to the beat, sing along, dance around, or just hang out and listen under the lakeside open air pavilion at Florence Swoyer's Music Studio. Keep your eyes open, we may occasionally bring music to your campsite, too!
The Campfire Music Series is dedicated to the memory of Florence Swoyer and her undeniable and undefiable love of music.
Throughout the summer, there are sporadic events around he campfire and in our social center. We start out the season with a Meet and Greet. Then we host sporadic foodie fun around the fire on music nights. Our Annual Campers' Party taked place the third Saturday of September. And then, it's Thanksgiving weekend.
CAMPFIRE MUSIC SERIES ©
Every Saturday evening between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend (and special events beyond), enjoy live music on the lakefront from local musicians between 8 and 10pm. Since 2008, our music studio pavilion has been home to this series, which was originally inspired by Florence Swoyer's love of music and all things musical. Come see where it all started...join us around the fire, and help us keep Florence's love of music alive.
Most of our scheduled activities take place Saturday afternoons, about 2pm, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with special events beyond. You might happen upon artsy/craftsy moments, or maybe our annual fire safety, or a dinosaur egg hunt. All of August is live animal education. There's minute-to-win-it, and sometimes we even do field trips. You can find our schedule in our store, or give us a call for more information and updates.
Lake Henry is a well known fishing hole, home to bass, pickerel, catfish and plenty of pan fish. You must have a license to fish our waters. You can buy a license online and less than 10 minutes away in Hamlin. We sell nightcrawlers and a limited supply of fishing equipment.
You can bring your own boat to launch, or rent one of our rowboats. All boaters must obey the slow no-wake zone at the northen end of Lake Henry.
Visit our Boating Page for more information.
OUTDOORS & BIRDWATCHING
There are plenty of places for quiet enjoyment, walking, biking, blueberry picking, bird watching, and wildlife observation. Lake Henry is home to various types of wild life and birds such as bald eagles, otters, herons, egrets, loons, mergansers, and more. Photographic opportunities await you.
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."—Charles Caleb Colton