Welcome to New Buffalo, Michigan
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.
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!
- Memorial Day Parade
- St. Mary's Festival
- Independence Day Celebration
- NBYC Annual Corn & Sausage Roast
- Ship & Shore Festival
- Greek Fest
- New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest
- Annual Service League Arts & Crafts Show
- Apple Cider Century Bike Race
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.
Weekly Fishing Report for New Buffalo (Lake Michigan)
|CAP'N D CHARTER SERVICE
Monday | September 1, 2014:
Fished Sunday and the main difference is that the fish are more active inside of the 120' area. Some were caught in the 60-65' range but most in the 95-115' water.
— Captain Denny DeBuysser (Cap'n D Charter Service)
Tuesday | August 19, 2014:
Went out this weekend. Fish are moving around. 150” to 230’. Mix bag of 4 year old kings, good Coho, large Steelhead and a few Lakers mixed in. Majority of fish came for 65’ to 85’ down. Spinnies, Dodger and fly and spoons working. Green and blue and bright spoons for the Steelhead and Coho. Meat rigs were working well also. Dipsey’s 120’ to 220 feet back on a 2.4 setting with mag ring. See you on the water and good fishing.
— Captain Steve Peterson (Steel-N-Time Charters)
Weather Conditions & Environmental Resources
Keep abreast of changing conditions, for New Buffalo and the surrounding area use any of these online resources.
- AccuWeather® forecast
- Check for Rip Current Warnings
- Southern Lake Michigan surface temperatures
- Marine forecast off shore New Buffalo
- Marine forecast near shore New Buffalo
- New Buffalo Beach water quality
- New Buffalo Weather Forecast
Real-time lake conditions and weather data are available from a buoy operated by the University of Michigan's College of Engineering. Known as U-GLOS Station 45026, it is located in 62 feet of water approximately two miles offshore of the Cook Nuclear Plant near Bridgman, Michigan ( 41° 58' 56" N | 86° 37' 0" W )
To view current water temperature at the surface and at 10-foot increments, water current and direction at those increments as well as wave height and direction and air temperature, click here.
There is also a nearshore buoy off Michigan City. To view data click here.
Galien River Channel Entrance:
Lat. 41° 48' 07" N · Long. 86° 45' 13" W
Monitor Ch. 16 VHF
• I-94 Exits 1 & 4
• US-12 & M-239
• Amtrak (Station located at 225 North Whittaker St.)
A note to our visitors: This web site is not directly affiliated with New Buffalo City Hall, New Buffalo Township Government, or the New Buffalo Chamber of Commmerce. For information about local government agencies, click here. If you are interested in more information on New Buffalo Businesses, visit the New Buffalo Business Association Web site at www.newbuffalo.org.