machias-sealWelcome 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

MACHIAS VALLEY AIRPORT IS HOLDING A RAFFLE FOR SCENIC AUTUMN TOUR FOR 2 – Tickets now available!  You can purchase tickets at the Margaretta Inn in Machias or by calling 255-6671 during normal business hours. Tickets will also be available from Airport Committee members.

The Town of Machias held a special town meeting on August 9, 2017 @ 6pm to consider the Machias Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance. The Ordinance was approved.   Attached is the proposed Food Ordinance

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