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)


Saturday | April 15, 2017:
Despite spring spawning run being pretty much over there are a few steelhead making their way into the Galien River. The river is also providing anglers with crappie, bluegill, bass, catfish and bullhead in the shallows.

Lake Michigan fishing is improving. Coho are scattered and spotty near shore from New Buffalo to Portage, Indiana in 10 to 50 feet of water. Lake trout are providing best action in 85 to 95 feet of water and about 15 ft off the bottom.

A Reminder that a new season started April 1 and 2017-18 licenses are required.

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.)