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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 Friday - March 27, 2015 - Local time is 02:52AM (EDT)
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!

  • 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'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.

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


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