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.

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 front of Library

Books and audiobooks, periodicals and reference material, DVD's and videos, free high speed internet access.

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.

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Travel Guide

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