The Hamlet of Maine is a small linear settlement along State Route 26 within the Town of Maine. The Town of Maine was formed from the Town of Union and incorporated in 1848, though settlement of the town by Europeans had commenced 50 years earlier.
The Hamlet of Maine includes a post office, churches, stores, a tavern, a former high school, and a village green with a historic bandstand. Well preserved nineteenth century houses are located along NYS Route 26. The hamlet is charming with historic buildings of high character and adjacent residential streets.