Located just across the Indiana border, at the mouth of the Galien River, the small town of New Buffalo is a short drive from Chicago, but a world away from the big city. The town of New Buffalo offers easy access to Lake Michigan and many lodging and dining options are available. In addition, the region boasts more attractions and adventures than you can imagine.


While many visitors first arrive in New Buffalo for the sandy beaches and clear water of Lake Michigan, they return to experience everything else. Why not experience a round of golf at one of the area’s golf courses or take a hike on the Turtle Pond Nature Trail? Love cycling? New Buffalo is part of the “Backroads Bikeway”, a network of 18 self-guided cycling trails to explore. . Winter visitors can find a well-maintained snowmobiling trail from New Buffalo to Galien, MI. With a calendar full of events and festivals throughout the year, New Buffalo is more than simply a summer town.

Don’t assume that the small-town friendliness of New Buffalo means visitors are limited to small-town entertainment. The town has a lively nightlife. There are many bars and nightclubs where you can spend your nights. New Buffalo is also home to Michigan’s only Hard Rock Cafe where you can enjoy live music and great food. Feeling lucky, why not take a chance at Four Winds Casino Resort? From fine dining and casual family restaurants to concerts and events, you will never feel bored in New Buffalo.

Don’t feel you have to do everything the first time you visit, you will be planning your return trip before you leave.