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

Summer at the Stone House 2020 Linda Hunter
Thu, 07/14/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 14th with "100 Years of Redwork."  Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving the presentation

All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public.  They start at 7pm and typically last an hour. 

Cattaraugus County Museum
Sat, 07/16/2022 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The 36th Annual Reunion of the Descendents of the 154th New York.

Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 PM

Cattaraugus County Museum, Machias, NY

 

The 154th New York's first battle occurred on May 2, 1863, in a clearing west of a crossroads called Chancellorsville, in a largely forested region known as the wilderness.

Cattaraugus County Museum
Thu, 07/28/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 28th with Amanda Limpert! She will be doing a presentation on the "Haunted Western New York, Vol. 2."

Places

Lil's Pizza

Lil's Deli is known for their delicious pizza, subs, and breakfast! In addition to their dining and take-out, Lil's sells a variety of convenient grocery products.

 

Hours:

Sunday - Thursday
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday - Saturday
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Photo of a speaker at the Cattaraugus County Historical Museum

Stop by and see our latest display! We have antique guns, native american artifacts, war-time memorabilia and more!

Looking for information on an ancestor from Cattaraugus County? Contact us for information or stop by to use our research area.

Open Monday through Thursday 9am - 4pm, and the 3rd Saturday of each month through October 10am - 2pm.

Lime Lake by Pilot Darrin Clear @wnydroneservice

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.

Videos

Travel Guide

2022 Guide Cover

It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County.

Request the Enchanted Mountains guide to be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Only East West Route that connects Canada with Mexico

Rt. 62 is the only east-west route that connects Canada with Mexico.

With its origin at Niagara Falls and end at El Paso, Texas, parts of the road follow the Ozark Trail.

Rt. 62 begins in Cattaraugus County in the Village of Gowanda and travels south through Dayton, Leon and Conewango (through Amish country) before heading west into Chautauqua County.

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