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

Veterans stories logo
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

"Our Veterans, Their Stories" Exhibit Grand opening event to be held in honor of the participating Veterans that made the project possible. In celebration, Steve Appleby, curator of the Eldred World War II Museum will speak.

The event will be held at the Cattaraugus County Museum.

Please bring your own chair.

COVID-19 protocols will be observed.

Vintage Bottle Image
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series starts out the year 2021 with Vince Martonis and Identifying Glass Bottles! He will be discussing how to identify old glass bottles.  We have all seen them, but now you can get some tips on how to identify where and what they once were!

2020 Summer at the Stone House Dave Ruch
Thu, 06/24/2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 24thDavid Ruch, musician and performer, will be presenting on the Music of Buffalo's Waterfront.

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.

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.

 

Videos

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online

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be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Zoar Valley MUA has the TALLEST Basswood tree in the world!

According to the DEC, a 128 foot tall basswood within Zoar Valley has been reported to be the tallest basswood in the world.

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