NEW BUFFALO MICHIGAN TRAVEL AND VISITORS GUIDE

Welcome to New Buffalo, Michigan

We've got the Beach!

Warm days, sandy beaches and family fun on Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan!

Enjoy our water wonderland that is Lake Michigan.

Lakefront Park

The easy life on a lazy river – walking distance to everything.

River Life!

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

Four Winds Casino

The Four Winds Casino Resort never closes.

New Buffalo, Michigan is located at the mouth of the Galien River on Michigan’s west coast just north of the Indiana border.

“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.” — USA Today

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


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.)