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Things to do in Machias

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“One of the best local places to eat while visiting Down East Maine. I'd recommend the blueberry pie-it's pretty famous! :) ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“An unexpected find in this small town. Extensive and amazing selection of wine and beer from all over the world. They also carry local food, cheese and craft items. Once a month they host a wine-tasting event.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Great for organic foods and Natural remedies...also a cute little restaurant with soups and sandwiches.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This is the closest grocery story at 23 minutes away, groceries are best purchased on your way to our cottage. There is also an organic grocery store (Whole Life Market) and a Farmers Market in Machias (on Thursdays behind the Main Street Hardware store). ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Documents the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War which occurred right off of Clark's Point in Machias Bay in front of The Captain's House !”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“The cutest, quirkiest little cafe/antique store in one. The owner will serve up whatever delicious meals and teas she's got on hand. This is also your best chance for wifi.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
University
“The cultural and educational hub of Downeast, Maine. Art galleries, library, fitness center, performing arts center, book arts center, summer workshops.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“While there are numerous places to rent kayaks and canoes down in the Bar Harbor area, we are a bit limited up in DownEast area of Maine. Sunrise Canoe & Kayak, however, does rent both kayaks and canoes and is located approximately 35 minutes North of Milbridge in the town of Machias (pronounced muh-CHAI-us). Best of all they DELIVER TO MILBRIDGE! :D”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Bad Little Falls Park is in the town of Machias. Interestingly, and coincidentally, 'Machias' is a Wabanaki word that means “bad little falls”. The falls itself is where large loads of freshly-cut trees were sent downstream to awaiting boats and barges. Many lumbermen lost their lives at this 'little falls' because the logs were squeezed together, due to the confines of the falls itself, and often got jammed. Below the falls, is an estuary area that is visited by eagles, osprey, sea and shore birds, seals, and migratory fish, including endangered Atlantic salmon.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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Donut Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“One of the best local places to eat while visiting Down East Maine. I'd recommend the blueberry pie-it's pretty famous! :) ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
Donut Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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