New Buffalo Information



Name:
New Buffalo
Town:
New Buffalo
Directions:
New Buffalo is one of eight communities that make up Harbor Country. This town is on Lake Michigan and is the perfect spot to spend your weekends and vacations. You will find a lot of information about this area when you search articles about Harbor Country
Miles to Granger:
46
Miles to South Bend:
40
Miles to Elkhart:
57
Miles to Chicago:
71
Public Access:
Yes
Restaurants:
In addition to the national chains, New Buffalo is abounding with independent eateries famous unto themselves. Redamack's serves the epitome of the hamburger. Open seasonally, you must get there at least once. The Stray Dog is near the waterfront and offers a casual grille atmosphere with great food that follows. For a traditional favorites dining experience, visit Hannah's for steak, pork chops, pot roast, and fish. For dessert, head over to Oink's Dutch Custard for a frozen treat and "Pig Out". Places to Eat in New Buffalo
Hotels:
Wherever you stay you are close to everything. New Buffalo Lodging
Shopping:
Red Arrow Highway is a wonderful place to drive for a day and shop the unique antique, art and craft shops. Stop off at a farm stand for fresh produce. Handmade furniture and speciality clothing stores line Lake Michigan's shore.
Annual Events:
It may not be an official 'event' but Jackson's Fruit Stand is a wonderful place to visit during the summer and fall harvest months for the area's best fresh produce. Famous Local Annual Events: Art Attack - May Various artists throughout the region open their doors and celebrate the arts with the entire community. Events occuring daily include demonstrations, crafts, receptions, and music. Harbor Country Harvest Days - October The harvest is a special time in Harbor Country. Come celebrate the harvest with a three-day weekend along with retailers and farmers alike. Ship & Shore Festival - September
Day Trips:
You can't come to Harbor Country without experiencing the richness of the region. Take a day and drive around Harbor Country. Best Enjoyed: Mid to Late October Approximate Length: 170 miles Follow I-94 north out of New Buffalo to St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. This route will take you through the heart of Harbor Country, an area of quaint towns, rolling countryside and miles of Lake Michigan beaches. In Union Pier, visit the Round Barn Winery Tasting Room where hand-crafted wines, fruit brandies, and microbrews are the specialty. Continuing north, take time to explore Warren Dunes State Park near Sawyer. The park provides 1,950 acres of recreational opportunities along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. The rugged dune formation rises 240 feet above the lake and offers spectacular views and excellent hang gliding. The park has more than two miles of shoreline and six miles of hiking trails. Continue on I-94 to St. Joseph. If you are ready for lunch or dinner, Schu's Grill & Bar offers a great view plus great food featuring soup, salads, pasta, seafood and much more. Cross the river to Benton Harbor and take Red Arrow Highway to Coloma. In Coloma, drop by Karma Vista Vineyards and Winery, located on a beautiful hillside above Coloma. Also visit Jollay Orchards for pumpkins, apples, jams or one of their fantastic apple pies. Continue east on Red Arrow Highway through Hartford to Lawrence. Looking for great antiques? Then stop by Brush Creek Antiques and experience the charm of their turn-of-the-century store, complete with all the character-plank flooring, wainscoting and fieldstone walls. Continue east to Paw Paw, the heart of "grape country". Paw Paw offers another opportunity to visit one of Michigan's wineries. Warner Vineyards is nestled along the banks of the Paw Paw river and features a tasting room, restaurant and tours. From Paw Paw, head south on M-40 through Lawton to Marcellus. At Marcellus follow M-216 east to US-131. Then head south to Three Rivers. While in Three Rivers, take a walk along the rolling and wooded trails of Meyer Broadway Park, enjoying the wildlife and scenic views. Take M-60 west to Cassopolis. Stop by Bittersweet On Broadway and peruse their wonderful mix of art, fine crafts and antiques. Follow M-62 north to Dowagiac. If it's early enough in the season, check out Wicks Apple House, a century-old cider mill with a fruit and vegetable market, restaurant, bakery and corn maze. From Dowagiac take M-51 south to Niles. In Niles, enjoy a unique country garden in a scenic, natural setting at the Fernwood Botanical Gardens & Nature Preserve. Highlights include eight acres of informal gardens, a nature center, fern conservation, arboretum woodland preserve, restored prairie, two miles of trails and much more. Return to New Buffalo via US-12 west.
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