Turtle Pond Nature Trail
This half mile trail along the railroad tracks with a bridge that runs over a pond is located at the end of Harrison Street at Washington Street in New Buffalo.
The New Buffalo area is both destination and an integral part of a series of bike trails known as the “Backroads Bikeway.” This series of twelve self-guided tours on paved roads, with lengths from 5 to 60 miles have been developed and maintained by the Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club, Inc. (Three Oaks, MI). The routes follow area secondary roads over streams, through rolling hills, picturesque farmland, parks and forests in Berrien County.
Some trails offer riders a chance to swim, taste wine, hike and view area attractions.
There are also 6 outback trails that travel down secondary, dirt and gravel roads through Berrien County and LaPorte County (Indiana).
For those who take their cycling seriously, the club hosts one of the Midwest’s most popular Bike Tours – The “Apple Cider Century Tour,” held on the last Sunday in September.
For the ultimate biking adventure there is the Annual “Pedal Across Lower Michigan.” This week-long bicycle-camping tour across Michigan, begins in New Buffalo and ends on the shores of Lake Erie.
For more information on local biking visit the Website www.applecidercentury.com and for information on the Pedal Across Lower Michigan trip, email: email@example.com.
Snow Mobile Trails
There are well-marked trails that run from New Buffalo to Galien, MI.
The drop off points are at Plaza One, on LaPorte Road (Hwy. 39) just south of I-94, Exit 1; and The Bungalow Inn in Galien. The marked trail starts on the east side of Hwy. 39 at Wilson Road (near Four Winds Casino Resort) and runs past Three Oaks to Galien. The trail also extends from Galien into Indiana, toward South Bend, and then south. For trail conditions call (269) 684-1749