Fishing in Machias, Maine

Things to Do

Here in Machias, we live the simple life. You will not find high rise buildings, concrete parking garages, or shopping malls here.  But what you will find is fresh air, friendly folks, and scenery that takes your breath away.  You may have to travel a bit (20 miles or less) to see all that Downeast Maine has to offer, but it is not stressful traveling on multi-lane highways, fighting traffic and barely escaping road rage. Rivers, lakes, and streams abound. Blueberry fields, green trees, and Maine wildlife are constantly in view.  Fishing villages like Cutler, Machiasport, Jonesport and Lubec are sprinkled along our coast.  Explore the links below to discover things to do while visiting Machias.













June through August



  • Hiking - If you like to hike, you have come to the right place. You are sure to find one that fits your level of intensity.


  • Fishing - In the many lakes and rivers nearby, you will find pickerel, bass, perch, trout, and salmon. 


  • Canoeing & Kayaking - Guided tours or rentals are available for you to explore Maine's rivers and lakes.



  • Hunt East Adventures - Offering guided moose hunts, deer hunts, and fishing trips, Michael Congelosi is a registered Maine guide and Down East native. 









  • Driving tour - Hop in your car and take a scenic drive through local fishing villages along the Bold Coast. Ask us for recommended routes.








  • Machias River General Store


  • The French Cellar



  • Plus all the basics at our local Walgreens, Hannaford, Family Dollar, Pineo's True Value Hardware, Dollar Tree and Dollar General






  • River's Edge Drive In 




  • Hing Garden​


  • Dunkin' Donuts

  • The Thirsty Moose


  • McDonald's 


  • Subway


lobster boat in coastal Downeast Maine
lighthouse in Lubec Maine
Margaretta Days in Machias, Maine

Super short walking distance to up to 8 bars and restaurants!

Helen's Restaurant in Machias Maine

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Machias River Inn

103 Main Street

Machias, ME 04654


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