Machias, New York

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.

Upcoming Events

Repeats every 2 weeks until Thu Aug 23 2018 .
Thu, 06/14/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Summer at the Stone House 2018 will occurr every 2nd and 4th Thursdays, June through August at 7:00pm at the Cattaraugus County Museum.

2018 Family Day at the Catt Co Museum
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum announced their "Family Day at the Museum: will return this year from 10am - 4pm on June 16.

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Summer at the Stone House 2018 will occurr every 2nd and 4th Thursdays, June through August at 7:00pm at the Cattaraugus County Museum.

Places

Lime Lake is a small lake located in Machias, NY right next to Route 16.

Fishing

Fish on Lime Lake for Largemouth Bass, Musky, Walleye, Panfish and Carp. You may also go ice fishing in the winter!

Canoeing & Kayaking

Great place to canoe and kayak during the week. On weekends, there are a lot more people enjoying the lake.

Outdoor seating at Lime Lake Snack Bar

The Lime Lake Snack Bar is located on the north-west side of Lime Lake has many great treats for the family.

 

Hours:

(Seasonal, May-September)

Sunday - Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday - Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

crafts

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!!"

Videos

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

#1 for Turkey Hunting and in the Top 3 for Deer Hunting

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.

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