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

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Della Moore will be on hand to discuss Olean's African American Center for Cultural Development at its history and significance to our area. Della is a wonderful speaker, so be sure not to miss this one!

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

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum's Summer at the Stone House event series will wrap up is schedule of programming for 2018 with a performance by crowd favorite Allen Hopkins. Hopkins, a Rochester-bsed musician, has been a part of our series for many years now and always gives a fantastic program.

Places

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....  

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!

Videos

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It'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

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

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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