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

2019 Summer at the Stone House Jim Kimball
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues in 2019 with the start on June 13th!  Jim Kimball, lecturer of music at SUNY Geneseo and director of the Geneseo String Band, will present of Fiddle Tunes of New York State.   

2019 Summer at the Stone House Bent Brass
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 27th!  The Bent Brass Ensemble will be playing Music of the WWI Era. 

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

2019 Summer at the Stone House Tony Evans
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 11th!  Dr. Anthony Evans, Director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, will be presenting on a topic to be announced.  Please check back for more information. 

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.

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 2019It'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

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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