Downtown Clayton beckons you…

Clayton, Georgia has it all - surrounded by the lush Smoky Mountains, an ol’ timey Main Street lined with speciality shopping, delicious dining venues, romantic vineyards, and many rustic lodging options! Come walk under the swaying trees of Downtown, breathe in the fresh mountain air and learn about the culture of our unique mountain community.

From Art to Wine, and Professional Services to Pastries…Clayton will meet all of your demands while exceeding all of your expectations!

We would love to show you around our special community. Our local shops feature the best in art, antiques, books, flowers, furniture, gifts, wine and so much more! Our fine restaurants will please even the most discriminating palate. You’ll even find an old fashioned drug store soda fountain! Regardless of what you are looking to discover, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you come to explore Clayton. Visit the city of Clayton, GA, click here.


Visit Downtown Clayton Georgia

We’re Closer Than You Think!
Only 1.5 hours from Asheville, Greenville, and Atlanta

There’s so much to do in Clayton,
you’ll want to stay a while & keep coming back!

Shop, Dine, Relax. Our Mountains are closer than you think!



Shops of antiques-upscale home décor-gourmet restaurants-fine and fun jewelry-spa products-clothing-baby items-folk art-fine art-all media of art-furniture for your cabin, lake home or contemporary home-a block long hardware store for the men-bookstore and ice cream parlor-upscale women’s clothing-crafts-Christmas shop-service businesses-hair salons-upscale lodging-old time pharmacy and soda shop-outdoor furniture-hunting supplies-florists-hospital and urgent care facility-real estate agencies-bars-western wear-mailing facility-banks-auto dealership-package stores-country cooking restaurants-supermarkets-fast food-deck and patio dining – everything you need for your destination vacation!

And for your adventurous spirit we have kayaking, hiking, zip lining, whitewater rafting, camping and camps and oh, so many things for your vacation, family reunion, Girls’ Weekend Away, business meeting or just to get away! Did you know that Clayton (Rabun County) has three beautiful lakes well known for their second homes? It’s time to check us out….

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Clayton CRAWL


Clayton Crawl Participating Restaurant Winners are:
Best Small Bite: Bella's
Best Grub: Wicked Pig
Best Tent Décor: Zeppelins Pasta House
Best Tent People: Corner Café
Best Big Bite: Universal Joint
Crawlers' Choice: Mama G's and Fortify kitchen and bar

Congratulations to all and a big thank you to the rest of the participating restaurants - Rumor Hazit, Ishy's, Manriques, Alpha Dog, Lake Rabun Hotel, The Laurel Bar at The White Birch Inn, McDonald's, Corner Café, Chop House at LaPrades, Brown Egg Bakery and Checkers!

Thanks for pouring to Tiger Mountain Winery, Highlands Brewing Co., Terrapin Brewery and Monday Night Brewing!

Music by WRX, David Fry, Mat Fried and Southern Highland!

Proceeds go to: Boy Scouts Troop 6 (set-up), Main Street Farmers Market (volunteers), Rabun Paws 4 Life, scholarship and the CMBA's Clayton Beautification Fund!

Thanks to all of the volunteers and sponsors - can't do it without you! (9 photos)
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A little misty rain didn't stop tons of people from attending the Clayton Crawl Saturday night! And with Jenny Wilson's luck it stopped so all could enjoy the music, wine, beer, food and fun! Thanks to all volunteers and participants ! (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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The Clayton Crawl tomorrow, Saturday, 7/19, 6-9PM is RAIN or SHINE! Get a poncho for $1 at Family Dollar and come have a G-R-E-A-T TIME! Register for door prizes and a $100 Gift Basket from Fromage and Other Fine Foods! Proceeds benefit Paws 4 Life Animal Shelter, Main Street Farmers Market (volunteers), Boy Scout Troop 6 (set up and tear down) and CMBA's Clayton Beautification Fund! Be there or be square! (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Clayton Merchants & Business Association
P.O. Box 25
Clayton, Georgia 30525