NEW BUFFALO MICHIGAN TRAVEL & VISITORS GUIDE

Welcome to New Buffalo, Michigan

New Buffalo is located at the mouth of the Galien River on Michigan's west coast just north of the Indiana border. New Buffalo Michigan - the glorious summertime sunsets along the lakeshore recall dusk along Florida's Gulf Coast -- except, of course, for the greater likelihood of seeing the aurora borealis after nightfall.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 Pure Michigan


More than the beach nightlife and entertainment

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.


Mark your Calendar!

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 | May 24, 2017:
Fishing has been quite good between high wind events the past week. There are pockets of Coho Salmon being caught from 140 FOW out to 200 FOW from the surface down to 50 feet. Standard high coho program with orange dodgers and Rapture coho flies have been steady. Dreamweaver Spin Doctors and Action flies on divers and downriggers down deeper have also produced. Silver Streak Mini spoons in a variety of bright colors on short Blood Run coppers and leadcore are producing in between. There are also scattered pockets of lake trout with a few coho and steelhead on the surface in the 80-90 foot range from straight out and to the north. Standard lake trout offerings on the bottom featuring ITO custom spin n glos in chartreuse and green have been good. No perch reports yet.

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

Public Transportation:

Amtrak (Station located at 225 North Whittaker St.)