Things to Do

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Seasonal Activities / Events

Acorn Theater

Three Oaks

A turn-of-the-century corset factory turned live performance theater, the Acorn Theater is a Harbor Country jewel. Live music, theater, comedy and storytelling.
May 1: Loudon Wainwright III
May 7: “Fire & Rain” – Swearingen & Kelli
May 8: The Spaniels – Mothers Day Review
May 13: Mississippi Heat
May 14: Ricky Nye, The Paris Blues Band, The Moore Brothers & Brad Burk
May 20: Casey Abrams
May 27: “South Side Soul” with The Newports & Chicago Kingsnakes
May 29: Jazz Sax Legend Ernie Watts joins Corky Siegels Chamber Blues

Silver Creek Event Center

New Buffalo
From rock, to country, to stand-up comedy, Silver Creek Event Center features some of the greatest names in show business.
May 13: Buddy Guy
May 21: Boston
May 27: The Jacksons

Live Music at Dablon Winery

Enjoy live music as you sip wines from Southwest Michigan’s newest vineyard. Weekly performances in May explore a broad range of genres, from soulful covers to acoustic folk originals.

Jammin' in the Vineyard

May 14 & 21, Round Barn Winery, Baroda
Enjoy live entertainment and Round Barn wines, spirits and microbrews on the beautiful vineyard grounds.

Art and Wine Festival

May 28-29, Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs
Browse the works of regional and local artists while you enjoy live music and wine.

St. Mary’s Summer Festival

May 26-30, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Buffalo
An old school kick-off to summer with carnival rides, games, live music, a beer tent and food your mother wouldn’t approve.

Blue Moon Vintage Market

May 28-30, Three Oaks
A monthly pop-up market of vintage and antique furnishings, art, clothing and home accessories displayed by dealers throughout the region.

Journeyman Distillery Tours

Saturdays, Three Oaks
Come share in the history of the Featherbone Factory building as well as the step-by-step of spirit making. A tasting in the industrial-chic lounge follows the tour.

Vickers Theatre

Three Oaks
A turn-of-the-century building lovingly restored into a beautiful film house and gallery, the Vickers offers a well-curated selection of independent and foreign films.

Four Winds Casino

New Buffalo
Gaming fans will find a Vegas-caliber casino set deep in the woods, just minutes away at Four Winds Casino. Don’t feel like driving? Enjoy complimentary shuttle service.

Southwest Michigan Wine Trail Tours

Maps are available at the Front Desk for an easy self-guided tour to our fifteen area vineyards and wineries. Or, if you prefer to explore the wine trail without having to worry about driving, private charters and hop-on tours are available through Leisure Limousine, Grape & Grain Tours, and Fruitful Vine Wine Tours.

Galien River Kayak & Paddle Boarding Tours

New Buffalo

Explore Lake Michigan and the picturesque Galien River by kayak or stand up paddle board.

Third Coast Surf Shop

New Buffalo
Enjoy surfboard, skimboard and stand up paddle board rentals and lessons.

Oselka Marina

New Buffalo
Jet ski, yacht and boat rentals.

Spring Hiking

Harbor Country offers great hiking in diverse settings. Explore Warren Dunes State Park, Chikaming Park & Preserve, Robinson Woods, Warren Woods and Galien River County Park. Or just take a stroll along the New Buffalo Public Beach. Hiking guides available at the front desk.

Deer Creek Hunt Club

Three Oaks
Three sporting clay courses and upland bird hunting on 500 acres of beautiful ravine woodlands, streams, rolling hills and contoured cover fields.

Shopping and Gallery Tours

Harbor Country is loaded with unique places to shop, but some of the best are located just off the beaten path. We can design individual mini-tours by town or by interest. Please inquire when making your reservation – we’ll have a list of shops, hours and directions ready for you at check-in!



Bentwood Tavern

brunch, lunch and dinner

Blue Plate Café

breakfast and lunch

Brewster's Italian Cafe

lunch and dinner

Café Gulistan


Casey's Bar & Grill

lunch, dinner and drinks

David’s Delicatessen

breakfast and lunch


breakfast and lunch

Jackie’s Cafe

breakfast and lunch


lunch, dinner and drinks


coffee market, wine, beer and gourmet snacks

Luisa’s Café

breakfast and lunch

Mesa Luna

brunch and dinner

Nani's Café

breakfast and lunch
(closed for the season)

New Buffalo Bill’s

lunch and dinner

Pierre Anne Creperie

brunch and lunch

Red Arrow Roadhouse

lunch and dinner


lunch and dinner


breakfast and lunch

Song Asian Cuisine

lunch and dinner


lunch and dinner

Staymaker at Journeyman Distillery

lunch and dinner

Stray Dog Bar & Grill

lunch, dinner and drinks

Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

lunch and dinner

Terrace Room

temporarily closed for renovations



Whistle Stop Grocery

breakfast, lunch and gourmet snacks




Captain Mike's Fun Park

(closed for the season)

Hesston Steam Museum

New Buffalo Township Park & Preserve

playground, splash park, basketball, bocce, volleyball, nature trails and amphitheatre

Washington Park Zoo

Outdoor Activities

Chikaming Township Park & Preserve

Deer Creek Hunt Club

Galien River County Park

New Buffalo Sailing Excursions

(closed for the season)

Oselka Marina

boat and wave runner rentals

Outpost Sports

bike and kayak rentals and lessons

Stateline Stables

horseback riding

Steel-N-Time Charters

Third Coast Surf Shop

surf and kayak rentals and lessons

Warren Dunes State Park

Waya Rentals

boat rental


Abigail Heche



women’s boutique


designer fashions, jewelry and textiles

Catherine Doll

women's fashion, art and gifts

Center of the World Woodshop

handcrafted Art & Crafts furnishing

Customs Imports

home furnishings and pottery


women's boutique


garden-inspired gifts and home furnishings

French Twist

designer fashions

Go Fish

antique and vintage

Harbert Antique Mall


Hearthwoods Custom Furnishings

home furnishings


vintage furniture, home décor and art

Ipso Facto

antique, vintage and unique furnishings and objects

Lakeside Antiques

antique mall


Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets


sustainable foods and cured meats

Lovell & Whyte

home furnishings

Marmalade Boutique

designer fashions

Mix & Mingle

home furnishings and design

Outpost Sports

bike and kayak rentals and lessons


women’s consignment boutique

Sawyer Home & Garden Center

home décor, garden supplies, gourmet goods and local produce

Season's Harvest

gourmet sauces and gifts


vintage and modern

Third Coast Surf Shop

surf clothing and gear


handcrafted home furnishings


vintage, antique, art, design

Urban Soles

men and women’s footwear and accessories

Whittaker House

men’s and women’s apparel

Theatres / Entertainment

Acorn Theater

live music and theater

Vickers Theatre

independent film

Wine, Beer & Spirits