The 10 Best Things to Do in Clay, United States

November 13, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Clay is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 58,206, making it Syracuse's largest suburb. The town was named after Henry Clay, statesman.
Restaurants in Clay

1. Onondaga Lake Park

Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, Salina, NY +1 315-453-6712
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 271 reviews

Onondaga Lake Park

Reviewed By Larry W - Rochester, New York

Onondaga Park hosts the "Lights on the Lake" display of XMAS lights every year. I had never gone through this amazing sight before, but I did this week. WOW!!! If you have never visited the park during this colorful extravaganza, you really should! I did it just as a way to kill some time between meetings, but it would have been worth the trip even just to see that. It does cost $10.00, but well worth the expense. Go this year!

2. Erie Canal Lock# 23

Oneida river, Clay, NY +1 315-438-2303
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 3 reviews

Erie Canal Lock# 23

Reviewed By verybigv - Pennellville, New York

I like it here. You can fish. Have a BBQ. Watch the boats go through the lock. I go there to play my guitar. It's a very relaxing place. (The map provided on tripadvisor is wrong.The park is off Black Creek Road.)

3. Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf

8408 Button Rd, Cicero, NY 13039-9219 +1 315-698-0098
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf

Whether you are visiting the Syracuse area or are a resident, Big Don's is a great place to spend an afternoon with your friends and family while enjoying a unique combination of 9 fun activities that appeal to children and adults. We offer a modern Miniature Golf course built in 2004, Outdoor Laser Tag (Battleground), Giant Amaze'n Maze, Squirt gun battles in the maze, Rock Climbing Wall, three discovery activities (Gemstone panning, treasure digs and coin hunts)and bounce house plus soft service ice cream, beverages and snacks. We offer birthday parties and group rates for qualified groups. We have available seating and free parking. We have per activity rates and packages available for those wanting to enjoy more than one activity per outing.

Reviewed By CNYcamper - Tully, New York

Stopped here for some mini golf with the family on a gorgeous warm Thursday night 7/7/16. First sign should've been an almost complete empty parking lot. Specifically picking this night because of their online advertised special of "2 rounds of mini golf and a soda for the price of one round" we approach the counter and ask the young (blond, curly hair) girl working what is the special? She at first plays dumb until I point to the sign on the counter and she says "oh, yeah that's a really odd deal". She attempts to explain it basically saying you have to pay for your first round and then the second is discounted to $2.50. Clearly NOT what was advertised. Not wanting to waste time we say we"ll just play one round. 3 adults, 2 children. We later discover as we're playing she charged us for 4 adults and 1 child while also shorting us $1. Golf course was, ok. Nice set up and fairly easy play, just very run down and looking worn. As we are leaving we see a family similiar to ours checking in. Listening in, we hear them also asking about the special. This time the exact same girl is telling the family the special is buy one get one free. The mother clarifies "so if I buy one adult admission, the second one is free?" The clerk responds "yup". Last time I go to Big Don's and I certainly won't be making recommendations.

4. The Great New York State Fair

581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209-1551 +1 315-487-7711
Excellent
72%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

The Great New York State Fair

A dozen days of downhome fun with a focus on the great state of New York’s farming heritage and achievement adds up to a romp of a good time. A hearty mix of midway rides, concerts, exhibits and more ensures everybody has a blast. One of the biggest and longest running state fairs in America, the annual event runs until Labour Day at the New York Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Reviewed By Bard J - Fulton, New York

We tend to go every year. Sometimes we go once, but other years we go a few times. The latest improvements are getting better. The bathrooms are everywhere and kept very clean. The selection of food is mind blowing. The rides are cleaner, safer, and more of a selection. The best deal is the all day ride wristband. There are some of the best shows on earth to see. The great Bandaloni is my favorite check him out on you-tube .

5. Vince's Gourmet Imports

440 S Main St, North Syracuse, NY 13212-2844 +1 315-452-1000
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Vince's Gourmet Imports

Our cooking classes provide you with the opportunity to learn about Italian cuisine from our talented staff. They include demonstrations and hands-on learning. All classes will be a practical application of what the staff member teaches. For the meal classes, you enjoy the featured dish that you prepared along with a complimentary dessert. Non-meal classes, you leave with your finished product!

Reviewed By jbor - Liverpool, New York

I enjoy stopping at Vinces. They have a large selection of Italian foods. Fresh, frozen and canned. A wonderful selection of oils, vinegar, pastas, etc.. The deli has fresh salads, large selection of cheeses, meats, sausages, and olives. They also make wonderful subs with very creative combinations, hot and cold.

6. Oneida Shores County Park

9248 McKinley Ridge Rd, Brewerton, NY 13029-8779
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Oneida Shores County Park

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

A nice waterside park. Lots of green space and walking areas and of course great views of the water and lake. It was clean and well maintained and there was plenty of parking.

7. Hollywood Theatre

2221 Brewerton Rd, Mattydale, Salina, NY 13211-1684 +1 315-454-0321
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Hollywood Theatre

Reviewed By Joe H - DeWitt, New York

I reviewed the Hollywood Theatre back in 2014 and at that time I gave it an average rating. I'm updating my review and upgrading my rating to very good based on the installation of very comfortable reclining seats, replacing the old and battered seats that had been there. The new seats are nicely spaced with lots of room between each row.

The projection quality is good and the sound is okay, if not quite as good as some of the first run theaters. Concessions are good, perhaps less extensive selection, but the popcorn is fresh and tasty. The rest rooms have been updated as well.

The theater walls and floors are still not as nice as the big chain theaters, and I do not know whether the cold drafts that were a bit of a problem in the winter still exist or not. But considering the prices ($2 on weekdays and $3 on weekends) those minor deficiencies are more than offset by the great prices.

Note: Unless you have a handicapped permit and get there early enough to get one of the 2 handicap parking spaces in front of the theater, you must park around the side and back of the theater. Do not park in front of the businesses adjacent to the theater as they will have you towed.

8. The Lost Key Antiques

9684 Brewerton Rd, Brewerton, NY 13029-3402 +1 315-416-9806
Excellent
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4 based on 1 reviews

The Lost Key Antiques

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

It was a good small town antiques store. Lots of treasures and the prices were fairly decent, though know your prices! It was well presented and the staff was nice.

9. Salt Museum

6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool, Salina, NY 13088-5067 +1 315-453-6715
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Salt Museum

Reviewed By Fred M - Pittsford, New York

Went with a relative, inhabitant of Liverpool, and had a nice personally narrated slide show of how salt was found, rendered and sold in the 1800's. @ guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The gift shop had some unusual items I have not seen in other museums. Call in advance to insure Museum is open

10. Full Boar Craft Brewery & Tap Room

628 S Main St, Maines Plaza, North Syracuse, NY 13212-3662 +1 315-802-4784
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Full Boar Craft Brewery & Tap Room

Reviewed By Zito55 - Syracuse, New York

We put together a staycation beer trail ending with you and couldn't have been more pleased with the service & staff knowledge & the beers WOW! We brought in our own snacks, (they offer free chips on the tables) watched SU basketball & listened to a great piano player & singer. It was nice to sample your brews & other local breweries.
We'll be back to enjoy the leather couch & great vibe. Thank you for making my husband a veteran feel special on Veterans Day.

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