Yancy’s Pizza is located at 332 North Street in Calais, Maine. They offer great pizza and casual meals — subs, salads, comfort foods, Italian. A few years ago they relocated to this sunny new location.
Click here for hours and info. but you can view the menu here.
A great spot for a picnic!
East Machias’ town center rises on hills flanking both sides of a narrow, boulder-strewn stretch of the East Machias River. A bridge leads from the rail-trail to narrow Mill Park along the opposite bank. A sign lists successive mills that stood here, and old mill parts are displayed, sculpture-like. The village’s two bridges create a nice walking loop. As in neighboring Machias and Machiasport, wonderful federal and Victorian-era architecture is all about. Not to be missed: Washington Academy’s 1823 main building and the soaring 1836 First Congregational Church.
There is no doubt, Maine attracts artists of all kinds — painters, musicians, craftsmen. One store that is a treasure of local art is Expressions Gallery, located right on the main street of Machias, Maine. The Gallery and Studio have over 30 artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their work.
Shoppers can find hundreds of locally made treasures, from photographs of the beautiful local landscape, wool afghans from local sheep, to jewelry and pottery.
As a bonus, the gallery offers tons of special events that are open to the public (with reservations). They hold learning to knit groups and the very popular ‘sip and paint’ nights. Contact them to arrange a private group event.
Skywalkers Bar and Grill is a small local bar with good food, good drinks and friendly people. It’s sort of the Machias version of Cheers — walk in the first time a stranger, then every subsequent visit, you become a regular and everyone really will know your name.
Besides eat and drink, Skywalkers offers entertainment on most nights — everything from local musicians, to non-alcoholic nights for teens to touring acts (coming in February — a male revue!).
Skywalkers is located at 86 Maine Street in Machias.
Did you know that Machiasport, Maine was the site of the one of the first naval battles of the American revolutionary war? It was fought off-shore from Fort O’Brien in Machiasport between the citizens of Machiasport and the British ship, the Margaretta.
The 1775 battle resulted in one death, several woundings and several residents captured.
The fort is now a park with rolling ‘bunkers’ and a signature cannon — a great little stop to visit history.
Worth a stop and you can find it open during daylight hours next door to the elementary school.
I owned property for at least a year in Machiasport before I ever stopped at Bad Little Falls Park in Machias. What a treasure. If you are heading east on Rt 1, it is the last right turn before you go over the river into downtown. There is a small parking area for 4-5 cars. The park is hidden — not really visible from the road — there is a pedestrian bridge over the falls. The falls are spectacular as they crash over the rocks — you really can’t appreciate them unless you are on foot. There are several decks, gardens and picnic areas.
Since I discovered it, it’s become my go-to spot to pack up a lunch and eat in a beautiful setting before running my other in-town errands.
Helen’s Restaurant in Machias Maine is already known for their amazing pies. But their newest addition to the menu is a truly memorable burger.
I am pretty adventurous when it comes to food. I figure that all strange combinations need to be tasted — either they are awful or they are delicious. In this case… delicious. Blueberries, bacon, and goat cheese make the perfect sweet/salty combination.
Drive through the town of Machias on a sunny day and you with undoubtably see a collection of dining chairs, maybe a sea captain’s trunk and some moose antlers displayed on the small lawn outside of Machias Bay Antiques and Fine Arts. Make a stop (park across the street and enjoy the falls, bridge and Bad Little Falls Park on the other side while you are at it). Enjoy conversation with the owner, Ray, as you scout out unique treasures that have been hiding in Maine’s darkest attics and oldest homes. (And check out Ray’s beautiful original artwork!)
1 Water Street (PO Box 127, Machiasport 04655).
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-4:00; January – mid-May Friday-Saturday. Or by appointment any time.