Machias Area Attractions

Bad Little Falls Park is located in the center of Town. This is a series of small waterfalls from the Machias River.

Burnham Tavern Museum in Machias, MaineBurnham Tavern Museum, Main St. Machias. Built in 1770, is the oldest building in eastern Maine and the only one with Revolutionary War History. Open Summer months.

University of Maine at Machias, founded in 1909, the eastern most college campus in the United States. The campus is located on a beautiful 42-acre site in the center of the town of
Machias.

Jasper Beach, Bucks Harbor, Machiasport, Maine. Jasper Beach is a gravel beach forming a crescent almost .5 miles around Howard’s Cove on Machias Bay. On both sides, low forests slope down to the ocean. The beach is a habitat for seabirds and other wildlife.

Roque Bluffs State Park Aerial ViewRoque Bluffs State Park – This beautiful park offers ocean swimming, freshwater swimming, bathhouses, picnic tables, grills, playground, fishing and parking. Located 6 miles south of Machias, one can hike the mile long sand beach.

Porter Memorial Library, Court Street, Machias. Built in 1892, it contains a fireplace constructed of stones used as ballast in the Margaretta, the British ship captured here in the fist naval battle of the Revolution.

Fort O’Brien – The fort was constructed in 1775 and a large garrison was maintained there until late 1777. It was held by the British in 1814. When re-built in 1863, it was named Fort O’Brien. Purchased by the state of Maine in 1923, the Fort overlooks the site of the Battle of the Margaretta and is open to the public as a state park during the summer months. Rt. 92, Machiasport.

Gates House is a museum and Machiasport Historical Society headquarters. A federal style house build circa 1807, it was bought by Nathan Gates, a trader and remained in his family about 120 years. This is the oldest home in the town that is bordering directly on the river.

Western Head is a beautiful wooded trail emerging onto a scenic ocean front setting with spectacular views of the bold coast, ocean, and dramatic rocky coastline. The trail passes through unspoiled maritime spruce forest and coastal vegetation. it is an easy 304 mile loop trail. Destiny Road, Cutler.

Bold Coast Trail has spectacular views of the bold coast and ocean. The trail is approximately a 5 mile loop and is moderately difficult. Located 4 miles from the Cutler Harbor in Cutler.

Reversing Salt Water Falls Park – In and outgoing tides strike a series of rocks creating an actual set of saltwater falls. Arrive just before high tide for best effect. Take Route 1 into Pembroke, then take Leighton Pt. Road right at 2nd Crossroad, then left to park. About 6 miles from Rt. 1.

West Quoddy Head LighthouseWest Quoddy Light built in 1809, the famous red & white striped lighthouse, is located at the Easternmost point of land in the United States. The lighthouse is the feature attraction at West Quoddy State Park, offering outstanding hiking trails, beaches & picnic areas. Located in Lubec.

East Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Campobello. Hike to a very picturesque lighthouse only accessible at low tide. Trail is difficult.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s summer home. Visit the “cottage,” see films, natural areas, bogs and beaches. Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Open late May to mid-October.

45th Parallel Perry Maine. Halfway between the North Pole & the Equator.

Raye’s Mustard Mill Museum, Washington Street, Eastport, Maine. A working turn of the century mustard mill. Open weekdays 9-5. Tours given when production allows.

Explore the beautiful coast on a lighthouse cruise with Coastal Cruises.
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Visit the surprising underwater world with Dive Downeast.
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Enjoy elegant bed and breakfast lodging at Chandler River Lodge in Jonesboro.

This information is provided to you by the Blue Bird Ranch Family Restaurant. For more information visit the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.