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Fishing and Boating New Buffalo


There are a lot of different ways to enjoy fishing New Buffalo, Michigan. If you are a landlubber there are several areas around that you can cast a line from land. Near the New Buffalo City Beach, along Channel, Whittaker Street Bridge and the marina are just a few of the fishing spots in New Buffalo. There are also areas along the Galien River that are great for fishing. New Buffalo has two large yacht club's; New Buffalo Yacht Club at 500 West Water Street and Lake Michigan Yacht Club at 300 Lake Drive. If boating is your thing New Buffalo City Transient Marina at 100 West Water Street has 30 transient slips; you must have reservations, docking by permit only. You can also launch boats at the New Buffalo boat launch at 201 Marquette Drive on the Galien River. This boat launch is located across the street from the New Buffalo City Beach. Check out New Buffalo Boat Launch for pass information and fees. There are a lot of private marinas in the New Buffalo area and some have condo associations.

On a side note, remember that Michigan requires a valid fishing license if fishing on Michigan lakes and waterways; this includes Lake Michigan. Licenses can be purchased at bait shops, sporting goods stores and online at MDNR. 


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New Buffalo Railroad Museum

New Buffalo Railroad Museum is located on Whittaker Street in New Buffalo, Michigan within Berrien County. The museum opened in 1989 and admission is FREE. They furnish free guided tours. They are closed November-March and are a 501C3 non-profit organization. They have a Model Railroad Exhibit,both railroad and New Buffalo collections and sell New Buffalo History Books. Almost all the artifacts are donations.



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New Buffalo, Michigan Farmers Market

New Buffalo Farmers Market is located in downtown New Buffalo, Michigan within Berrien County, Michigan. The farmers market runs on Thursday nights June thru September. The market is hosted by the New Buffalo Business Association. They have live music, a kids ' corner with chalk drawing and balloon animals, food trucks, food vendors,  public bathrooms and an ATM on site. The market itself has around 60 vendors selling everything from fruit and produce from local sources, flowers, jams & jellies, baked goods, honey, desserts, coffee, handmade products, art and soaps.

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New Buffalo, Michigan Four Winds Casino

is located on Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Michigan within Berrien County, Michigan. They are one of the top ten employers in Berrien County. The casino has 49 table games  and over 2600 slot machines including progressive slots. Four Winds has a great hotel to enjoy. They have great places to eat and a lot of shopping on the promenade. They have two small bars to enjoy C Bar and an outside poolside Bar. The casino has a lot of live entertainment to enjoy. Silver Creek Event Center has state of the art acoustics and headliner entertainment. They have country music entertainers, rock entertainers and stand-up comedians.

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Shopping

Beachtails is located at 39 South Whittaker St, New Buffalo, Michigan. They are a pet supply company. They sell eco-friendly products for your dog and cat. They sell pet food, toys, beds and treats. A cute place to visit and your cat or dog is welcome to visit.


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Nature Great outdoors


Merganser Point Preserve 

In New Buffalo, Michigan down behind Harbor Pointe sits a 10 acre nature preserve called Merganser point Preserve. This land is managed by the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy. It is part of the Galien River Great Lake Marsh.

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Galien River Great Lakes Marsh 

Located in New Buffalo, Michigan is a 243 acre protected marsh called Galien River Great Lakes Marsh. This area is made up of 4 separate parcels that are  governed by different organizations. Galien River Park is an 85 acre park that is run by Berrien County. Sima Preserve is  144 acres managed by Chikaming Open Lands. Merganser Point Preserve is 10.02 acres protected by Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy. Red Arrow Landing is a small 3 acre parcel managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

 

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Galien River County Park
in New Buffalo, Michigan Is a  85 acre park across the street from New Buffalo Township Hall and adjacent to a section of the New Buffalo Marsh. It has only been open for about 3 years. The park boasts a 300 foot tree Canopied Walkway, 600 foot Marsh wooden Boardwalk and a 60 foot high Marsh Overlook Tower that allows park visitors to view the Galien River and the surrounding marshlands. We hope that you enjoy the video.


 



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Turtle Pond Nature Preserve

The City of New Buffalo manages a 2 acre nature preserve called Turtle Pond Nature Preserve located off Washington Street in New Buffalo, Michigan. This area has a half mile walking trail that goes along the railroad tracks over to the pond. The city has a lease on the property until 2027. This wildlife area is enjoyed by many.

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Sima Marsh Preserve 

In New Buffalo, Michigan along the Galien River adjacent to the Galien River County Park is the Sima Marsh Preserve. This area is part of the Galien River Great Lake Marsh and is managed by Chikaming Open Land. The 150 acre marsh is home to an abundance of wildlife including lots of migratory birds, Blackbirds, Cranes, Ducks, Hawks, Herons, Redwing, Deer, Foxes, Raccoons, Muskrats and lots more.

 

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New Buffalo Lakefront Park and Beach
located just across from the Galien River Bridge in New Buffalo, Michigan. This 18 acre beach park has 800′ of beach frontage on Lake Michigan with lifeguards. The lifeguard station is in the shape of a lighthouse. There are benches and a playground. There is a snack bar at the beach. The beach has restrooms and foot showers. No pets are allowed on the beach. There is a parking / entrance fee. There is an area to park bicycles along with several boat launches. There are wooden walkways along the dunes and a Beach Kayak & Paddle board Rentals concession by Third Coast Surf Shop. In the winter the dunes are used for sledding.

 

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Sari Asher Memorial Park dog’s best friend

Sari Asher Memorial Park is a play space for furry friends located on East Washington Street in New Buffalo, Michigan within Berrien County. The dog park  was opened in September of 2009. The Dog Park has lots of room for dogs to run off leash, with a few shade trees nearby. A limited number of chairs are available for dog owners to use while their dogs play. A small parking lot is located near the park entrance. The park has a dog water fountain to keep Fido happy and healthy.

Sari Asher Memorial Dog Park Rules

Open dawn to dusk.
All dogs must be under owner’s control at all times.  Please never leave your pet unattended.
Do not leave small children unattended – unleashed dogs may be unpredictable.
Aggressive dogs or dogs in heat are not allowed in this park.
Dogs must be licensed and have up-to-date rabies vaccinations.
Do not allow your dog to harass humans, other pets, or wildlife.
Clean up after your dog – seal the waste in a bag before disposing in dog waste container.
Leash your pet before leaving the fenced area.
The future of this area depends on the dog owners behaving responsibly and obeying these rules.

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