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Machiasport , along with its' sister cities of Machias and East Machias, is located in remote Washington County, which is the first place in the country to see the sunrise every morning. The little town of Machiasport sits on the edge of Machias Bay near the Grand Manan Channel along the Atlantic Ocean. Machiasport is also near the Bar Harbor area and Campobello Island. The list of things to do here is endless. There are scenic, uncrowded beaches composed of ocean-washed pebbles, perfect for hiking and beachcombing. The half-mile long white sand beach at Roque Bluffs State Park is great for swimming and sunbathing. Roque Bluffs also contains a 20-acre freshwater pond that is popular with children for wading and swimming. The Machias River and East Machias River meet the ocean at Machias Bay, which is an area popular with canoeists and kayakers, and an excellent fishing spot for brook trout, landlocked salmon, bass and pickerel. Other activities in the Machiasport area include rock combing, biking, lighthouse boat excursions, and golf, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Also, nearby Cobscook Bay offers boating and sea kayak tours, along with hiking and camping. In August of every year, the town of Machias hosts an annual Wild Blueberry Festival, with a blueberry cooking contest, parade, arts and crafts fair, blueberry pie eating contest and more.

Surrounding areas: East Machias, Maine (3.1 mi), Machias, Maine (3.5 mi), Jonesboro, Maine (9.4 mi), Cutler, Maine (9.8 mi), Jonesport, Maine (14.5 mi), Beals Island, Maine (16.8 mi), Lubec, Maine (19.6 mi)

Machiasport Vacation Rentals




Machiasport Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Machias Motor Inn26 E Main StMachias, ME3.3 mi.(207) 255-4861
Univ Of Maine At Machias9 Obrien AveMachias, ME3.5 mi.(207) 255-3313

Machiasport Weather & Climate

The easternmost area of the United States is Washington County, Maine, which is also one of the most remote areas of Maine. There are four seasons, although summers are very mild and air conditioning is not necessary in this part of the state. The greatest rise and fall of tides on the shores of the continental U.S. occur along the Washington County coastline, and it is the first place in the country to see the sunrise each day. The Maine coastal climate receives lots of precipitation - in every form. Ice storms are regular in winter and early spring, and rain is frequent in every month of the year. The average annual rainfall is 48 inches and the average annual snowfall is 61 inches. Snow does not stay on the ground as long along the coast as it does further inland and in northern Maine. There are plenty of clear, sunny days in summer and fall, followed by crisp, cold nights. Fog is common during June, July and August.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 8°F 4.97 in. 39°F
February 30°F 10°F 3.50 in. 37°F
March 39°F 20°F 4.63 in. 38°F
April 50°F 31°F 4.36 in. 43°F
May 61°F 40°F 4.47 in. 47°F
June 69°F 49°F 3.58 in. 51°F
July 74°F 54°F 3.51 in. 56°F
August 74°F 54°F 3.02 in. 58°F
September 67°F 46°F 4.23 in. 55°F
October 55°F 36°F 4.21 in. 52°F
November 44°F 28°F 5.11 in. 48°F
December 33°F 15°F 4.98 in. 45°F

Machiasport Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located about 50 miles west of Machiasport in Bar Harbor, Maine and the Bangor International airport (BGR) located approximately 70 miles west of Machiasport in Bangor, Maine.

Machiasport Attractions

 
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME51.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME89.0 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME119.3 mi.
 
State Parks
Machias State ParkME1.3 mi. 
Roque Bluffs State ParkME8.0 mi. 
Cobscook Bay State ParkME15.5 mi. 
Quoddy Head State ParkME22.5 mi. 


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