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Harbor Country is THE place for a great Michigan vacation getaway – for a weekend, a week or longer! Make your Lake Michigan vacation a memorable one with fun trips to vineyards, antique stores and unique eateries! In any season there are a myriad of places and activities to enjoy before returning to your own private cottage from Lake Michigan Vacation Rentals.

With so many fun places to visit – all just a short drive from your Lake Michigan rental home – you’ll never run short of great things to do. The Harbor Country communities of New Buffalo, Union Pier, Three Oaks and lots of other quaint spots will entice visitors of any age. You’ll find great outlet shopping, delightful dining, fabulous local produce and unique wines – something for everyone in Harbor Country!

Make your plans for your Michigan vacation getaway by starting with some of the area’s fun things to do that we’ve assembled here! Then book your Lake Michigan rental home with Lake Michigan Vacation Rentals!

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Golf & Other Outdoor Activities

Nature Activities/Attractions

Backroads Bikeways
Located at 3 Dewey Cannon Ave. Three Oaks, MI Ph: 269-756-3361
There are 12 back road trails that range from five to sixty miles along country roads covering Berrien and La Porte counties. Bike rentals available. This club also hosts the most popular Century Tour on the last Sunday in September.

Chikaming Nature Preserve and Park
Located on Warren Woods Rd.
263 acres that include wetlands, woodlands, and a 5-acre lake that borders the Galien River.

Grand Mere State Park
Located on John Beers Rd, Stevensville, MI Ph: 269-426-4013
Finest bird watching area in the state. Hiking trails through sand dunes and wetlands. Public beach and pet friendly.

Love Creek Nature Center
Located on Huckleberry Rd., Berrien Center, MI Ph: 269-471-2617
180-acre park with 5 miles of cross-country trails, hiking trails, lighted cross-country trails on Saturday nights. Rental equipment available.

Turtle Pond Nature Trail
Located at the end of Harrison St. and Washington St. New Buffalo, MI     
2 mile trail along the railroad tracks with a bridge that runs over a pond.

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Warren Dunes State Park
Located on Red Arrow Hwy., north of Sawyer, MI Ph: 269-426-4013
Provides 1,950 acres of recreational opportunities with 2 2 miles of shoreline, 6 miles of hiking trails. Open year round. A daily parking fee will be charged at entrance of gate.

Warren Woods Forest Preserve
Located on Elm Valley Rd in Three Oaks, MI Ph: 269-426-4013
A primeval forest and wildflower sanctuary with marked trails following the Galien River. Open dusk to dawn.



Camping

Warren Dunes State Park
Located on Red Arrow Hwy., north of Sawyer, MI 269-426-4013
A great campsite!! Very nice spacious campsites, features full camper hook-ups and a new toilet/shower house completed in 2002.



Golf Courses

Briar Leaf Golf Club
Located at 3233 N State Road 39, LaPorte, IN Ph: 219-326-1992
18-hole public course. Rental clubs available.

Pebblewood Country Club
Located at 9794 Jericho Rd., Bridgman, MI Ph: 269-465-5611

Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Located at 12578 Wilson Rd., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-3400
Ken Killian designed this 18-hole public course.

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Boating/Canoeing/Kayaking

Cap'n D Charters
Located at Oselka Snug Harbor in New Buffalo, MI Ph: 574-232-0436 or 574-292-1221
Sport fishing and pleasure charters on a 32-foot Marinette cabin cruiser equipped with top-quality fishing gear. Sunset cruises available.

Doe-Wah-Jack's Canoe Rental
Located on M - 51 in Dowagiac, MI Ph: 888-782-7410
Paddle up 16 miles on the Dowagiac River through the Dowagiac Woods. Canoe and kayak rentals available. Trips last between two to six hours.

Galien River
Located on Red Arrow Hwy., north of Kruger Rd. at the bridge in New Buffalo, MI
State-run access for small fishing boats and canoes.

New Buffalo Public Boat Launch
Located on the Galien River across from the city beach in New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-1522
Eight ramps to provide river access to Lake Michigan. Attendant on duty from 10:00am-6:00pm weekdays; 6:00am-8:00pm weekends. Trailer parking available.

Outpost Wind Sports
Located at 105 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-4210
Rent and purchase miscellaneous gear.

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Horseback Riding

Spring Creek Equestrian Center
Located at 7888 Martin Rd. Three Oaks, MI Ph: 269-756-3894
Please call first. Organized trails available. Specializing in youth lessons.

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Wining & Dining

Vineyard Tours & Tastings

Domaine Berrien Cellars
Located at 398 E. Lemon Creek Rd., Berrien Springs, MI Ph: 269-473-WINE (9463) "A High Quality Grapes into High Quality Wine."

Lemon Creek Winery & Fruit Farms
Located at 533 Lemon Creek Rd., Berrien Springs, MI Ph: 269-471-1321
Family owned and operated for over 100 years.

Round Barn Winery
Located at 10981 Hills Rd., Baroda, MI Ph: 800-716-9463
Features an 1880's Amish round barn for their tasting room.

Round Barn Winery Tasting Room
Located on Union Pier Rd., off I-94, Exit 6
Beautiful ambience for a tasting room. Offers snacks.

St. Julian Winery Tasting Room
Located on Union Pier Rd., off I-94, Exit 6 (next to Round Barn)
Ph: 269-469-3150 Michigan's largest and oldest winery.

Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant
Located at 185 Mt. Tabor Rd., Buchanan, MI Ph: 800-283-3363
Fine Food and Fine Wine.

Tabor Hill Champagne Cellar (Tasting Room)
Located at 10243 Red Arrow Hwy., Bridgman, MI Ph: 269-465-6566

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Dining

Please call ahead for dinner seating during the high season

Blue Plate Café
Located at 15288 Red Arrow Hwy., Lakeside, MI Ph: 269-469-2370
Contemporary café' serving breakfast all day and great lunch selections. Check or cash only.

Café Gulistan
Located at 13581 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert, MI Ph: 269-469-6779
Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.

Café at Michigan Thyme
Located at 107 N. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-6604
Features fresh, seasonal cuisine - breakfast served all day.

Casey's Bar & Grill
Located at 136 N. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-5800
Casual dining, great menu, outdoor patio, live entertainment on weekends.

Casual Chef Café
Located at 16090 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI  Ph: 269-469-1200
Homemade soups, crab cakes-lunch and dinner daily except on Wednesday.

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Hoppie & Cookies Drive Inn
Located at 23 Ash Three Oaks, MI Ph: 269-756-6EAT (6328)
"We're only a 'hop' and 'cookie' away"
50's nostalgia, great burgers, hot dogs, famous gyros (the best), and ice cream.

Milda's Corner Market
Located at the corner of Townline Rd.and Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI Ph: 269-469-9880
Fresh homemade soups and baked goods, great hot sandwiches, fresh coffee and deli. Catering available

Oinks Dutch Treat
Located at 227 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-3535
Serving homemade fudge and candy, Sherman's Ice Cream.

Redamak's
Located at 616 E. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-4522
Best known for their burgers. Open spring/summer only.
www.redamaks.com

Rosie's
Located at 128 N. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-4382
Breakfast and lunch served until 2:00pm.

Red Arrow Roadhouse (Our favorite spot)
Located at 15710 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI Ph: 269-469-3939
Just a three minute walk from the Firefly. Great food and drinks, knotty pine walls, very casual.

The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
Located at 245 N. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-2727
Stop sit up on top of our deck and watch the scenic waters from Lake Michigan. Great food, kids menu.

The Whistle Stop (Next to Red Arrow Roadhouse)
Located on the corner of Berrien Rd., and Red Arrow Hwy in Union Pier, MI Ph: 269-469-6700
Just a three minute walk from the Firefly. The best coffee, pastries and breads. Awesome sandwiches and deli. Outside seating only.

Timothy's at the Gordon Beach
Located at 16220 Lakeshore Rd., Union Pier, MI Ph: 269-469-0800
Fine dining specializing in fresh seafood from Florida. Steaks and ribs.

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Antiques, Art & Shopping

Antiques

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

Dunes Antique Center
Located at 12825 Red Arrow Hwy., Sawyer, MI Ph: 269-426-4043
The largest in Harbor Country - features more than 50 dealers in 20,000 square feet.



Art Galleries

Just a few favorites...

Acorn Gallery
Located at 16142 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI Ph: 269-469-5278
Unique jewelry, fine crafts, ceramics, baskets and hand printed silk.

Burnison Galleries
Located at 15460 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI Ph: 269-469-1141
Features 19th, 20th, and 21st classics.

Local Color Gallery
Located at 16187 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI Ph: 269-469-5332
Enjoy the works of more than 90 area artists ranging from paintings to fine crafts.

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Shopping

Indian Summer Imports
Located at 126 S. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-9994
Woman's jewelry and clothing from around the world.

Patty's Picks
Located at 16117 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI Ph: 269-469-1919
Something for everyone.

Paws & Read
Located at 12830 Red Arrow Hwy., Sawyer, MI Ph: 269-426-4120
Used book store offering current paperbacks for trade and sale. Closed on Mondays.

Springdale Furniture
Located at 19 S. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI Ph: 269-756-9896
Modern mid-century design furniture.

Whittaker House
Located at 26 N. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-0220
Clothing for women and men, plus jewelry and shoes.

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Groceries and Produce

Barney's Grocery Store
Located at 10 Thompson St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-1210
Fresh deli, produce and bakery.

Drier's Meat Market
Located at 14 S. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI Ph: 269-756-9785
Century-old landmark in historic Three Oaks. Freshly made sausages and smoked meats -- don't forget the sawdust on the floors.

G & K Party Store
Located at 9805 Townline Rd., Union Pier, MI Ph: 269-469-5651
Great selection of wine and beer, video rentals, ATM.

New Buffalo Pharmacy
Located at the corner of Buffalo and Whittaker Streets in New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-3636
The 'little bit of everything' store.

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Fruits & Vegetable Stands/U-Pick

Dinges Farm
Located at the corner of Mill and Warren Woods Rd, Three Oaks, MI Ph: 269-426-4034
Raspberries in mid-June; corn and other vegetables in mid-July.

Joe Jackson's
Located at 601 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI
Seasonal fruit, annuals, perennials and more.

Lemon Creek Fruit Farms
Located at 533 E Lemon Creek Rd., Berrien Springs, MI Ph: 269-471-1321
Seasonal U-Pick fields (so much fun for the kids!!) Fresh Produce.

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Medical (Human & Pet)

Medical Facilities

Dial 911 for Emergency, Medical, Fire or Police

Lakeland Medical Center
Located at 1234 Napier Ave., St. Joseph, MI Ph: 269-983-8300

La Porte Hospital
Located at 1007 Lincolnway, La Porte, IN Ph: 800-235-6204 or 219-326-1234

New Buffalo Animal Hospital
Located at 600 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-5400

Urgent Care Center
Located at 1225 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN Ph: 219-873-2919
Approximately 10 miles.

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Fun Stuff for Everyone

Theater

Celebration Cinema
Located at 1468 Cinema Way (Exit 29 Pipestone Rd) Benton Harbor, MI Ph: 269-934-7469
First run films.

The Acorn Theater
Located at 107 Generation Dr., Three Oaks, MI Ph: 269-756-3879
Local and national entertainment every weekend.

The Vickers Theater
Located at 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI Ph: 269-756-3522
An art gallery plus a 'classic film theater'.

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Bowling

Lakeshore Lanes
Located at 6201 Red Arrow Hwy., Stevensville, MI Ph: 269-429-5421



Other Fun Stuff

Captain Mike's Fun Park
Located on Red Arrow Hwy., 1.5 miles north of Warren Dunes State Park
Go-Karts, game room, mini-golf, bumper boats, and batting cages. Open daily in June-September.

Curious Kids Museum
Located at 415 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, MI Ph: 269-983-2543
Open year round. Where kids can imagine anything!

Gold's Gym
Located at 530 S. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI Ph: 269-469-0585
Offers 25,000 sq. feet of fitness. Open daily. Day passes available.

Niles Haunted House Scream Park
Located at 855 Mayflower Rd., Niles, MI Ph: 269-687-FEAR (3327)
Weekends Mid-Sept through Oct. 31st. Main house not suitable for children.

Timber Town Playground
Located at Nel's Dr. and Locust St. in Three Oaks, MI
All built with timber with non-skid surfaces. Fun for all ages.

Washington Park Zoo
Located at 11 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, IN Ph: 219-873-1510

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