Machias Maine is touted as the gateway to the discover and adventure that is found in Down East Maine. The town is rich in history, cultural pursuits, many varieties of wildlife and natural beauty. Machias Bay Area is the furthest eastern point in the United States and is the point at which the first rays of the morning sun wake the nation. This is a great location to base your vacation to Maine.
The friendly little community of Machias is located in Washington County in Eastern Maine. Here the traveler will find a classic New England town that will make a lasting, memorable experience for any person who is looking to find an example of the traditional Maine way of life.
As the hub of the wheel of Washington County, Machias has many choices for shopping, eating, and/or attendance at cultural activities. The town also is home to the University of Maine at Machias and therefore, there are many events and shows, which are associated with the University.
Here you can find fun and excitement for young and old alike. The area is also rich with lighthouses. The traveler seeking some solitude can find it at many quiet places situated along the sea.
Among the historical sites to visit in the area is Fort O'Brien. Fort O'Brien is one of the forts in Maine, which was active during three wars - the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War. The fort's important role in protecting the Machias River and its towns remained unchanged even to today.
Come to Machias and greet the morning sun!