Machias is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York.
The Town of Machias is an interior town in the northeast quadrant of the county. It is northeast of the city of Salamanca.
The Town of Machias was first settled around 1813 and was established in 1827 from the Town of Yorkshire. In 1847, Machias was increased by additional territory from the Town of Yorkshire. Machias received its name from Maine settlers.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.1 square miles, of which, 40.6 square miles of it is land and 0.5 square miles of it (1.24%) is water.
New York State Route 16 intersects New York State Route 242 at Machias village.
Ischua Creek flows past the south part of Machias village.
A popular stop in Machias is Lime Lake.
Summer at the Stone House 2018 will occurr every 2nd and 4th Thursdays, June through August at 7:00pm at the Cattaraugus County Museum.
The Cattaraugus County Museum announced their "Family Day at the Museum: will return this year from 10am - 4pm on June 16.
Lime Lake is a small lake located in Machias, NY right next to Route 16.
Fish on Lime Lake for Largemouth Bass, Musky, Walleye, Panfish and Carp. You may also go ice fishing in the winter!
Great place to canoe and kayak during the week. On weekends, there are a lot more people enjoying the lake.
The Lime Lake Snack Bar is located on the north-west side of Lime Lake has many great treats for the family.
Sunday - Thursday11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Angie's sweet little shop offers business and personal printing/photocopies, graphic design & typesetting, paint nights, craft classes, wedding invitations, notecards/postcards, chocolates, lake-themed decor, marshmallow shooters, candles, turkey feather prints, apparel, toys/baby gifts, primitives/ crafts and other fun gift shop items. "Lotsa Shtuff!!"
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Cattaraugus County was named #1 overall by New York Game and Fish Magazine for turkey hunting and is in the top three for deer hunting by DEC reports.