Although Clayton is a smaller town in NC, it does offer a fun atmosphere where you can get to know many of your neighbors instead of feeling like you're only one person among thousands. I've lived here for five years now, and I still like meeting new people in town and sitting on one of the benches to observe the beautiful surroundings that are offered. One of my favorite places to spend the day is Clayton Community Park. There are shelters where you can enjoy a picnic as well as a few walking trails.
Clayton is probably best known for the wine companies that are in the town. Deep River Brewing Company offers tours during the week and produces delicious beverages. Wine on Main is a favorite place to visit as well. This is where I enjoy going for a glass of wine after a long day or when I want to meet a few friends. There aren't many convenience stores, but the Clayton General Store does offer just about everything you might need for the home and in an environment that isn't too crowded.