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The newly renovated Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Dr., Clayton (tel. 315/686-2200), is open year-round, hosting music, theater, and comedy performances, while the Lyric Coffee House, 246 James St., Clayton (tel. 315/686-4700), features regional musical acts (and delicious gelato). Across the river, the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario, boasts two theaters: the Springer Theatre, at 690 Charles St. S., and the Firehall Theatre, 185 South St. (tel. 866/382-7020 or 613/382-7020). They present dramas, musicals, and comedies from May to October. Or try your luck at the Thousand Islands Charity Casino, 380 Hwy. 2, Gananoque, Ontario (tel. 866/266-8422).

Some of the bars in Alexandria Bay hop till the wee hours. Check out the Dockside Pub, 17 Market St. (tel. 315/482-9849), Rum Runner Wharf Bar & Grill, 219 Holland St. (tel. 315/482-4511), or Skiffs, 12 Jane St. (tel. 315/482-7543). And you can't visit Sackets Harbor without having a pint (or two) at the friendly Sackets Harbor Brewing Company.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.