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 Dave Ruch
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 25th!  David Ruch, musician and performer, will be presenting on the Music of Buffalo's Waterfront.  He is known for using music to teach core curriculum and inspire young leaners. 

Summer at the Stone House 2019 Linda Hunter
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 8th!  Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving a presentation on Quilts: Past & Present. 

2019 Summer at the Stone House Allen Hopkins
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 22nd!  Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting Cowboy Songs.  He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.

Places

Front of Store

Machias Outdoors, previously known as the Machias Surplus Store, is an Outdoor Outfitter and better than ever.  They sell hunting and outdoor gear from Carhart, Columbia, Muck, Lacrosse, Rocky, Red Wing, Irish Setter, Columbia, Sports Chief, First Lite, Game Keeper, PSE, Bear, Diamond, and so much more!

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 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

Home to the Largest New York State Park

The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.

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