As teachers spending our first summer in Washington County in 2019, we fell in love with the area, and a year later we sold our Portland house to become part of Machias’s revitalization efforts. The beautiful surroundings and down-to-earth people make this area a special place for a craft brewery and farm-to-table restaurant.
Bad Little Brewing is partnering with local vendors to participate in the regional economy in every possible way, and our location at the Clark Perry House, a local historic landmark, creates a unique atmosphere.
Our mission is to bring to Washington County what we love about the Portland food and drink scene, creating a sustainable, vibrant place for locals and visitors to enjoy.
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This region is rife with natural beauty. The plentiful hiking trails are relatively accessible, and many of them hug the rugged coastline or inland marshes. Maine Audubon states that “[o]f all the regions in the state, this area offers probably the most interesting birding in terms of the species to be found — an area for serious birders to explore.”
Cobscook Shores, Cutler’s Western Head, the Bold Coast Trail, Roque Bluffs State Park are just a few of the area’s popular hiking spots (still without the crowds though). Nearby Eastport and Lubec provide more craft beer and quintessential Maine coastal experiences, such as a puffin cruise and whale-watching. There are also many festivals and community lobster bakes/suppers to take advantage of in surrounding towns.
In Machias, one must visit Bad Little Falls Park in the center of town. “Machias” means “bad little falls” in Passamaquoddy, and Wabanaki roots are all over this region (less than an hour away is Calais’s Wabanaki Cultural Center and Museum). Downeast Maine is like a trip back in time.