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New Buffalo, Michigan
NEW BUFFALO, MI · LAT. 41°48'07"N · LONG. 86°45'13"W

Welcome to New Buffalo, Michigan

Today is Saturday - August 02, 2014 - Local time is 12:29AM (EDT)
New Buffalo is located at the mouth of the Galien River on Michigan's west coast just north of the Indiana border. Voted BEST in 2012 by NW Indiana Times 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!

  • 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)

Updates by
CAP'N D CHARTER SERVICE
(574) 232-0436

  STEEL-N-TIME CHARTERS
(574) 257-7827

Friday | July 25, 2014:
Fished today from 120-230'. Started 50/56 went nw to 58 on the west then north. 5 color to 300 copper. King beautiful Steelhead and coho. Deep rigger at 80' with dodger/ pickled sunshine fly. Other riggers 60 & 65' with free sliders. SS Spoons and Z dodger/fly. Hope to be back out Sunday.

— Captain Denny DeBuysser (Cap'n D Charter Service)

Monday | July 28, 2014:
Fishing continues to be good in 195-235’ of water in the 54’s and west. Coho are being caught on Z-dodgers and Coho flies up in the top 40’ of the water column. Some mixed Steelhead and Kings are also being included in catches. SS spoons are also working well on 10 color and up to the surface. Dipsey rods out 225’ with Spin Doctor’s and Flies are also catching nice Coho and a couple Kings.

— Captain Andy 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.

Weather Buoy

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

By car:

• I-94 Exits 1 & 4
• US-12 & M-239

Public Transportation:

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.

 

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