NEW BUFFALO MICHIGAN TRAVEL & VISITORS GUIDE
New Buffalo is located at the mouth of the Galien River on Michigan's west coast just north of the Indiana border.
It is about a 90-minute drive from Chicago and the first stop for many visitors to Michigan entering from Indiana on eastbound Interstate 94.
New Buffalo greets visitors with a large and modern refuge harbor, an around-the-clock public boat launch, and a full service transient dock facility. There are plenty of shops, places to stay, places to eat, and recreational opportunities — making it an ideal place to live or play.
New Buffalo is also the location for Southwestern Michigan's first gambling casino, the Four Winds Casino Resort, Southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe mixing food, live entertainment and rock-n-roll memorabilia into a high energy night spot and Silver Creek Event Center – the place for concerts featuring headliner entertainment plus conferences and special events.
There is always something happening in New Buffalo, see our Calendar of Events for details and more family fun
Visit for a day or stay for a week
There are plenty of places to stay in New Buffalo. Charming Bed & Breakfasts, modern hotels, quaint inns, summer rentals or resort cabins...you'll find all your vacation rental needs within a few minutes of New Buffalo's harbor and beach.
And, don't forget the fishing gear! New Buffalo has some of the best salmon, trout and perch fishing on the Great Lakes.
Fishing Report for New Buffalo (Lake Michigan & Galien River)
Updates provided by Captain Greg @ Michigan Charter Co. (616) 446-1966
Wednesday | June 21, 2017:
Fishing continues to be productive offshore of New Buffalo. Good mixed catches of coho and skamania steelhead were found from depths of 90-160 FOW this past weekend straight out and to the west. Best setups continue to be mini Silver Streak spoons and DW Super Slims in orange and green on 7 color lead, 150 coppers, 200 coppers. Same spoons on the downriggers produced, and orange flashers with blue/green flies on divers were best.
Skamania are continuing to be taken off the rocks very early and late, on shrimp floated just off the bottom. Perch are being marked in scattered pockets around 40-50 FOW.
Galien River Channel Entrance:
Lat. 41° 48' 07" N · Long. 86° 45' 13" W
Monitor Ch. 16 VHF
Getting here by car:
• I-94 Exits 1 & 4
• US-12 & M-239
• Amtrak (Station located at 225 North Whittaker St.)
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