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
Sunday | July 16, 2017:
Fishing is excellent out of New Buffalo. Nice catches of large king salmon, mixed with coho, steelhead and all the lake trout you want right now are offshore from 130-160 fow. Flashers and flies are best, and 350 copper setups have been outstanding. Wire divers and downriggers in the 65-75 foot range have been working. White flashers, yellow flashers, green flies and mirage flies have been best with a fast troll.
Perch are in the nearshore area, stop by Captain Cooks for the latest rigs and freshest bait.
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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