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THE GATEWAY TO MICHIGAN

NEW BUFFALO

Home to the State of Michigan Welcome Center, Harbor Country Drive leads to the first sights of Lake Michigan's sunset coast. The lakefront park and dune walk is a perfect place to watch the sailboats or a color-splashed sunset. New Buffalo’s harbor boasts more than 1,100 boat slips with a public boat launch and transient marina. Just steps from the water, the vibrant downtown district is home to a variety of dining, lodging, and retail businesses.

Kayaking Galien River New Buffalo

CONNECT WITH NATURE

 

Water tributaries and marshes surround New Buffalo supporting a diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna.

Easily explore these areas by kayaking, hiking the trails or observing from the treetops of the cantilevered observation tower at the Galien River County Park.

Kayaks and water equipment can be rented from the City of New Buffalo at the public launch or from Red Arrow Ride- a beach gear outfitter.

  • Put ins: City of New Buffalo launch, Galien River County Park and Glassman Park.
  • Bald eagles, cranes and hawks can be observed along the Galien River. Geese and ducks populate the reeds.
  • The autumn migration of the monarch butterfly can be seen in a steady flow flitting along the Lake Michigan coastline.
Brewsters Italian Restaurant

DINING - NEW BUFFALO

 

Boasting the most waterside dining options in Harbor Country, dining al fresco is a given. Whether a roof top or a patio warmly lit- your gathering will be one to remember full of smiles.

The foodie scene is a collection of award-winning intimate dining for one and all to savor. Memorable plates will make it a photo to share.

With an old-school reputation for having the best burger joint and ice cream parlor in West Michigan, there are plenty of places to build family traditions over and over.

New Buffalo Lodging

LODGING - NEW BUFFALO

 

Harborside hotels pamper your every whim.

Just a short walk to the water, groups and families can lodge at cottages or compounds.

Stay and play at the Four Winds Casino Hotel with live entertainment options.

Convenient accommodations are just off the I-94 interstate.

New Buffalo MI Harbor Sailboat

THINGS TO DO - NEW BUFFALO

 

Water sports and boating are the major draws in New Buffalo. Rent a jet ski, power boat, or kayak- the city is best seen from the waterline.

Whether you drop a hook and line along the Galien River or into Lake Michigan, the fishing is high caliber.

Touring by pedal or electric biking is easily navigated by following prominent well-marked bicycle trails. Many with dedicated side lanes or non-motorized wide pathways.

Make aces at the public pickleball and tennis courts. Shoot hoops at the basketball court. Plus a challenging skateboard course are all part of the public complex.

Thrilling live entertainment and casino games can be found at the top-level Four Winds Casino with a sports book lounge area.

Kids will romp the hours away at the free New Buffalo Township Splash Pad.

 

Shopping New Buffalo

SHOPPING - NEW BUFFALO

 

Each historic doorway in this harbor town offers high-end quality of furnishings, resort clothing, outdoor fitters, original art, and gourmet delights to embrace the essence of coastal entertainment and living.

Stroll a few blocks from the water line along the business district walkways to gaze through the welcoming display windows and discover their comfortable confines.

INSTAWORTHY PLACES

Galien River County Park Canopy Walkway
Galien River County Park Canopy Walkway
New Buffalo MI Lighthouse

Photo Credit: Kiki Carney
New Buffalo MI Lighthouse Photo Credit: Kiki Carney
Community Wall Mural
Community Wall Mural
Located in the courtyard next to Casey's New Buffalo
New Buffalo Bison

Annual Events

ST MARY'S CARNIVAL

MAY

St Mary's Carnival - New Buffalo

Fun for all ages. A family tradition for 40 years. Carnival rides and games. Evening adult entertainment tent

HARBOR FIREWORKS

JULY

New Buffalo MI Harbor Fireworks (1)

Spectacular firework display reflects onto the waters of Lake Michigan during the July 4th holiday

HARVEST & WINE FESTIVAL

OCTOBER

Harvest Wine Festival New Buffalo

The New Buffalo Business Association presents a full day of live music, wine, beer, artisan vendors and lots of family fun

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