Welcome to Machias! Unlike many other coastal towns in Maine, Machias is known for its blueberries, not its lobsters. Located in the heart of the state’s blueberry belt, you’ll find friendly residents and a close knit community. Machias offers plenty of beautiful landscapes from rolling hills to rugged coastlines and beaches.
Attractions, Dining & Shopping
Take a stroll down Main Street to explore shops and restaurants and you’ll get a sense of the small town charm the community has to offer. Some popular dining spots include Blue Bird Ranch Family Restaurant, Helen’s Restaurant, and Pat’s Pizza. Machias River General store is also on Main Street. The Crows Nest Shops on Dublin Street is a unique shop that features items made by local artisans and much more.
If you love history, be sure to check out the Burnham Tavern Museum. This building is one of the oldest standing taverns in the country and is an important part of American Revolution history.
Outdoor Recreation & Events
Residents have access to plenty of trails to explore. Whether you want to hike, bike, ski, snowmobile, or ATV, the Down East Sunrise Trail which runs through town is a former railbed and stretches for 87 miles. Also, there’s Bad Little Falls Park which features hiking trails, picnic areas, and scenic viewing areas.
For camping, birding, fishing, hunting, and paddling, the Machias River Corridor is a great spot for these activities and more. The river is one of the largest self sustaining wild Atlantic salmon runs in the country, and the canoe trail will take you through some of the most beautiful countrysides in Maine.
Machias is also home to annual events such as the Machias Harvest Fair, Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, and the Margaretta Days Festival.
Machias Maine Real Estate
You’ll find lots of charming cottages and historic homes in Machias. If you’re thinking about moving to Machias as a seasonal or permanent resident, be sure to contact Bold Coast Properties. We can answer any questions you may have about the community and real estate opportunities in the area. View current listings in Machias below and let our agents help you find your dream home.