Welcome to New Buffalo, Michigan

Lake Michigan!

Enjoy our water wonderland that is Lake Michigan.

Four Winds Casino

The Four Winds Casino Resort never closes.

We've got the Beach!


River Life!

Riverfront homes and docks, a stones-throw from the Lake.

Lakefront Park

The easy life on a lazy river – walking distance to everything.
New Buffalo, Michigan is located at the mouth of the Galien River on Michigan’s west coast just north of the Indiana border.

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Magazine has named New Buffalo among its 13 Best Beach Vacations for Families, Hand-Picked by Travel Experts. New Buffalo ranked #5

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.

More than a beach town — nightlife and entertainment

New Buffalo is also the location for Southwestern Michigan’s first gambling casino, the Four Winds Casino Resortand Silver Creek Event Center – the place for concerts featuring headliner entertainment plus conferences and special events.

What does New Buffalo, Michigan, have in common with Lake Placid, New York; Stowe, Vermont; Bar Harbor, Maine; Big Fork, Montana; Devil’s Lake, North Dakota; and Cheboygan, Michigan? They were named as the northern United States’ 7 Most Underrated Towns To Visit In 2024 by the online geography resource World Atlas.

Mark Your Calendar
There is always something happening in New Buffalo, see our Calendar of Events for details and more family fun

Galien River Channel Entrance:
Lat. 41° 48′ 07″ N · Long. 86° 45′ 13″ W
Monitor Ch. 16 VHF

Getting here by car:

Public Transportation:

  • Amtrak (Station located at 225 North Whittaker St.)
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