Welcome to Machias
A Unique and Historic Town located in Downeast Maine
The word Machias in the Passamaquoddy language means “bad little falls”, which is representative of the beautiful and rugged waterfalls located on the Machias River in the center of the community. The falls provided the power to the historic mills that lined the waterway to the bay. As Machias has always been dependent upon the natural resources of the area for the growth of the community, the waterways and falls played a starring role in the lumber trade, fisheries, and shipping of goods. A unique blend of past and present, Machias still maintains many traditional jobs that have built upon the original culture of being inexplicably tied to the natural beauty and resources provided by both the land and sea.
Of balsam & blueberries, lobsters & lighthouses, puffins & whale watching, sunsets over the bay…More than the just the sights, smells, and sounds…It’s a feeling.
Machias Maine Magic
It’s closer than you think.
The Town of Machias will have nomination papers available at the Machias Town Office on March 20, 2017 for the following positions:
Two (2) Selectmen each to serve a three (3) year term
Two (2) School Committee Members each to serve a three (3) year term
One (1) Budget Committee Member to serve a three (3) year term
Efficiency Maine offers new energy and weatherization programs including rebates,
incentives, etc. For more information go to our web site under Local Utilities or go to
The Maine Department of Marine Resources announcements