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

Vintage Bottle Image
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series starts out the year 2020 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!

Summer at the Stone House 2020 Linda Hunter
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 25th with "A Cattaraugus County Bed Turning"!  Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving the presentation.  A bed turning is where quilters typically gather in a bedroom to watch other quilt makers peel back layers of their exquisite fabrics while telling of their crea

Kelly Lounsberry from Wellsville Daily Reporter
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 9th with Kelly Lounsberry!  He will be doing a presentation on "The Impact of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry on Bolivar and Surrounding Areas".  Kelly is the chairman of the Bolivar Pioneer Oil Museum Committee.

Places

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.

Photo of the shop!

Welcome to Something Scrolled Wood Art….

Our wood work has been viewed and sold all over the world, we have built custom frames and furniture, personalized gifts, wood burned landscapes, back plaques for trophy bucks...natural toys for toddlers, rare cutting boards, signs, wine holders and the list goes on....  

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 2020It'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

Most Residents are Amish in the Town of Leon

There are approximately 1,380 residents in Leon with the Amish Community comprising about 76% of that number. The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949. They do not believe in the modern conveniences. They have no electricity in their homes + travel by horse and buggy. 

If you are looking for someplace interesting to go, try the Leon area. It is right in the heart of Amish Country.

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