Harbor Country

Harbor Country Activities

Golf & other Outdoor Activities

Wining & Dining

Antiques, Art & Shopping

Groceries & Produce

Fun Stuff for Everyone



Nature activities/attractions


Golf Course


Horseback Riding

Nature activities/attractions:

Backroads Bikeways

Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club, in the old Three Oaks train station. twelve backroad trails ranging from five to 60 miles along country roads, through fields and pastures in Berrien and LaPorte Counties. Single-speed bike rentals at the tiny and fun Museum/Information Center, $5 plus $1 per hour. A great find.

Oak St., Three Oaks, MI

Ph: 269.756.3361

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Chikaming Nature Preserve and Park 

Hiking through a nature preserve, opened in May 2006.

East of I-94 on Harbert Rd.

Harbet, MI

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Grand Mere State Park

Fine bird watching. Hiking trails through sand dunes, forests and wetlands. Public beach and pet friendly.

John Beers Rd, Stevensville.

Ph: 269.426.4013

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Kesling Nature Preserve

Best Bird Watching, opened in April 2006.

Three Oaks, MI.

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Love Creek Nature Center

Five miles of hiking trails, cross-country trails, lighted cross-country trails on Saturday night. Rental equipment available. Huckleberry Rd., Berrien Center.

Ph: 269.471.2617

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Warren Dunes State Park

On Red Arrow Hwy. features wild, windswept sand dunes and a beautiful public beach with restrooms, snack bar and parking facilities. Perfect for families. The views are spectacular. Even in the winter, a trip to the Dunes is well worth it for the trails, cross-country skiing snowboarding and sledding. There is a small charge per car at the park entrance.

Ph: 269.426.4013

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Warren Woods Forest Preserve

A primeval forest and wildflower sanctuary with marked trials following the Galien River. Warren Woods Rd. between Lakeside Rd. and Three Oaks Rd.

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Warren Dunes State Park Campsite

(15 min. drive from Firefly)

Featuring full camper hook-ups. This nice, spacious campsite is at the base of the Warren Dunes, in a shady pine forest on a bed of pine needles. Popular, books up fast. New toilet/shower house facility was completed in 2002. This is a great campsite!

Ph: 269.426.4013

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Golf Courses:

Briar Leaf Golf Club

18-hole public course.

N. State Rd. 39, LaPorte, IN

Ph: 219.326.1992

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Pebblewood Country Club 

18-hole public course.

9794 Jericho Rd., Bridgman, MI

Ph: 269.465.5611 

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Whittaker Woods Golf Course

Ken Killian-designed 18-hole public course.

Wilson Rd., New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.3400

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Cap’n D Charters

Sport fishing and pleasure charters on a 32-foot Marinette cabin cruiser equipped with top-quality fishing gear. Sunset cruises available.

Oselka Marina, New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 219.232.0436 or 219.292.1221

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Doe-Wah-Jack’s Canoe Rental 

Canoe and kayak rentals. Paddle down the Dowagiac River through the Dowagiac Woods. Trips lasting between two to six hours.

M-51 North, Dowagiac

Ph: 888.782.7410

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Galien River

State-run access for small fishing boats and canoes. Access located on Red Arrow Hwy., just north of Kruger Rd. at the bridge, New Buffalo Township.

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New Buffalo Public Boat Launch

On Galien River across from city beach. Attendant on duty 10 am – 6 PM weekdays, 6 am – 8 PM weekends. River access to Lake Michigan 24-hours a day. Trailer parking


Ph: 269.469.1522

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Outpost Wind Sports 

Rent and purchase misc. gear.

7 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.4210

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Horseback Riding:

Organized trail rides available. Call first. Specializing in youth lessons.

Spring Creek Equestrian Center

Martin Rd., Three Oaks, MI

Ph: 269.756.3894

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Vineyard Tours & Tastings


Vineyard Tours & Tastings:

Lemon Creek Winery & Fruit Farms

533 East Lemon Creek Rd., Berrien Springs, MI

Ph: 269.471.1321

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Round Barn Vineyard (ask about their partner winery Free Run Cellars!)

Features an 1880s Amish round barn for their tasting room.

10981 Hills Rd., Baroda, MI

Ph: 800.716.9463

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Round Barn Tasting Room

Wonderful ambience for a tasting room. Offers snacks. 

Union Pier, MI

Off I-94 at Exit 6

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St. Julian Tasting Room 

Michigan’s oldest and largest.

Union Pier, MI

Off I-94 at Exit 6

Ph: 269.469.3150

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Tabor Hill Champagne Cellar 

(Tasting Room)

10243 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgeman, MI

Ph: 269.465.6566 

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Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant 

Fine Wine and Fine Food 

185 Mt. Tabor Rd., Buchanan, MI

Ph: 800.283.3363 


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Call ahead dinner seating during high season

Blue Plate Café 

Always fresh, organic when possible, fantastic breakfast and lunch. Take home some freshly baked cookies and muffins! Cash and Checks only.

15288 Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier, MI

Ph: 269.469.2370

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Cafe Gulistan 

As stated by a frequent visitor.”I do not want to eat until I can eat at Café Gulistan again!

13581 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, MI

Ph: 269.469.6779

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Casey’s Bar & Grill

Favorite bar, pub food and great menu, have a pint and catch the game.

136 North Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.1826

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Casual Chef Café

Good food, warm and friendly

Red Arrow Hwy. And Townline Rd., Union Pier, MI

Ph: 269.469.1200

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Michigan Thyme

Breakfast anytime. Good!

107 N. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.6604

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Milda’s Corner Market

Friendly deli/coffee house/party store. She makes and bakes it all. Great hot sandwiches, homemade baked goods, and deli case. Get stuff to go. Catering available. Fresh homemade soup daily!

Corner of Red Arrow and Townline Rd., Union Pier, MI

Ph: 269.469.9880

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Miller’s Country House

16409 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI

Ph: 269.469.3939

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Oinks Dutch Treat 

Serving Sherman’s Ice Cream, Homemade Fudge, and Candy. Try the Marion County Blackberry ice cream!

227 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.3535 

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Casual, burgers & fries. Legendary! Open spring/summer season only.

616 E. Buffalo St., New Buffalo (South-bound Red Arrow Hwy becomes E. Buffalo St.)

Ph: 269.4694522

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Local diner, home cooking. Your name is “Hon” here.

128 N. Whittaker, New Buffalo

Ph: 269.469.4382

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Red Arrow Roadhouse

Our favorite spot! Nostalgic roadhouse, delicious food, knotty pine, trophy animals on wall, you get the picture. Busy on weekends. Sports TV at bar. Good beer list.

15710 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier

Ph: 269.469.3939

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Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant 

Fine Wine and Fine Food

185 Mt. Tabor Rd., Buchanan, MI


Ph: 800.283.3363 

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The Stray Dog Bar & Grill

Good pub food, kids menu, fireplace.

245 N. Whittaker, New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.2727

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The Whistle Stop

The best coffee, outstanding breads and pastries. Imported gourmet packaged foods. Great place to go if you’re up before everyone else. And yes, they sell the New York Times. Did we mention good coffee? Outside seating only.

Corner of Berrien Rd. and Red Arrow Hwy.

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Timothy’s at the Gordon Beach Inn

Gourmet, excellent. Good wine list.

16220 Lakeshore Rd, Union Pier, MI

Ph: 269.469.0800

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Art Galleries



Shops and Malls can be found all along Red Arrow highway all throughout Harbor Country.  Great finds, from that missing teacup to antique furniture.

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Art Galleries:

Too many to mention. Just a few favorites…

Acorn Gallery 

16142 Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier, MI

Ph: 269.469.5278 

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Courtyard Gallery 

Fine Art and Jewelry.

813 E. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.4110

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Local Color 

Art Co-op with choices for every budget and style!

16187 Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier, MI

Ph: 269.469.5332 

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Indian Summer Imports

Women’s Clothing & Jewelry

126 S. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.9994

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Patty’s Pick’s 

Eclectic gifts and Housewares

16117Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier, MI


Ph: 269.469.1919

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Paws & Read

If you are looking for a particular book, just ask!

1283 Red Arrow Highway, Sawyer, MI

Ph: 269.426.4120

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Springdale Furniture

Modern mid-century design furniture and accessories, Heywood Wakefield, Knoll and more. Friendly and knowledgable staff. The epicenter of Three Oaks.

19 S. Elm, Three Oaks, MI


Ph: 269.756.9896

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Whittaker House 

Clothing for Men and Women, Jewelry, Shoes and Purses

26 N. Whittaker St.

Ph: 269.469.0220

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Grocery stores

Fruits & Vegetable Stands / U-Pick

Medical (Human & Pet)

Grocery stores:

Barney’s Grocery Store

No, not the clothing store, but a good grocery store with a reassuringly gourmet selection.

N.W. corner of Whittaker St. & Red Arrow Hwy, behind New Buffalo Pharmacy

New Buffalo, MI

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Drier’s Meat Market

Century-old landmark in historic Three Oaks. An honest-to-goodness butcher shop featuring, freshly made sausages, smoked meats and sawdust on the floors. After enjoying biking, Timber Town or some galleries, start thinking about grilling! Banker’s hours.

14 S. Elm St, Three Oak, MI

Ph: 269.756.9785

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G&K Party Store

Convenience/Liquor, video rentals, ATM.

Corner of Townline Rd. and Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI

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New Buffalo Pharmacy

The “everything store”. Forgot it? They have it.

N. Whittaker St. & Red Arrow Hwy, New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.3636

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Fruits & Vegetable Stands / U-Pick:

Dinges Farm

Raspberries, mid-June. Corn and other vegetables mid-July.

Fall Harvest Festival (See “Just for Fun”)

Mill Rd., Three Oaks, MI

Ph: 269.426.4034

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Joe Jackson’s 

Seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, annuals, perennials and more.

Corner of Whittaker & Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI

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Lemon Creek Fruit Farms

Fruit growers, fresh produce, seasonal U-Pick fields (so much fun for kids!)

Call for information before you go

Ph: 269.471.1321

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Tree-Mendous Apple Cider 

More Types of Apple than imaginable! Opens mid-Summer

Exit 6 off of I-94

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Medical (Human & Pet):

Dial 911 for Emergency, Medical, Fire or Police

Lakeland Medical Center

1234 Napier Ave., St. Joseph, MI

Ph: 269.983.8300

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LaPorte Hospital

1007 Lincolnway, LaPorte, IN

Ph: 800.235.6204 or 219.326.1234

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New Buffalo Animal Hospital

600 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.5400

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Urgent Care Center 

(Approximately 10 miles)

1225 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN

Ph: 219.873.2919 

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Other fun stuff


Celebration Cinema

(First-run films)

1468 Cinema Way (exit Pipestone Rd)

Benton Harbor, MI


Ph: 269.934.7469

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The Acorn Theater

Local and national entertainment every weekend!

107 Generations Dr., (off of Elm St.) Three Oaks, MI


Ph: 269.756.3879

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The Vickers Theater

“A Classic Film Theater” and art gallery

6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI


Ph: 269.756.3522

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Lakeshore Lanes

6201 Red Arrow Highway, Stevensville, MI

Ph: 269.429.5421 

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Other fun stuff

Captain Mike’s Fun Park

Mini-golf, go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages, game room.


Red Arrow Hwy, 1.5 miles north of Warren Dunes State Park

Ph: 269.465.5747

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Curious Kids Museum 

415 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, MI

Ph: 269.983.2543

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Dinges Farm

Raspberries, corn, other veggies in season. Fall Harvest Festival with Horse-drawn wagon rides, mini haunted house, corn maze, mums, pumpkins and gourds.

Mill Rd., Three Oaks, MI

Ph: 269.426.4034

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Gold’s Gym

Open everyday. Day passes available.

New Buffalo, MI

Ph: 269.469.0585

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Niles Haunted House Scream Park 

Weekends Mid-Sept. through Oct. 31st

Main House not for children

855 Mayflower Rd., Niles, MI

Ph: 269.687.FEAR

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Timber Town Playground

Unique playground for kids where they can slide, hide, glide, balance and tumble. Special area for 2-5-year-olds. Built of timber with non-skid surfaces.

Nel’s Rd. and Locust St., Three Oaks, MI

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Washington Park Zoo 

11 Lake Shore Dr.

Michigan City, IN

Ph: 219.873.1510

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