Things to Do

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Seasonal Activities / Events


Williams Orchards

U-pick apples including the beloved honey crisp variety.
9am-5pm central time
9456 N 500 East, La Porte, Indiana
18 minutes by car

Dinges’ Fall Harvest

Seasonal produce, grape picking, pumpkins, and activities for kids.
9am-7pm eastern time
15219 Mill Road, Three Oaks, Michigan
15 minutes by car

Floral Trail, Warren Dunes State Park

Scenic 4-mile loop trail featuring sand dunes, beach grass and beautiful Lake Michigan views.
12032 Red Arrow Highway, Sawyer, Michigan
Trailhead on Floral Lane, 1.5 miles north of park entrance
20 minutes by car

New Buffalo Bike Trail

20-mile loop of tree-shaded side streets and peaceful country roads among rolling farm fields.
Elm Street & Three Oaks Road

Greenbush Annex

Michigan craft beer, artisan cheese and charcuterie, and outdoor seating with bocce courts, fire pit and corn hole.
Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm eastern time
5870 Sawyer Road, Sawyer, Michigan
15 minutes by car

Lemon Creek Winery & Farm Stand

Charming 160-year-old vineyard, winery and farm market featuring award-winning wine, U-pick apples and Michigan produce.
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm eastern time
533 East Lemon Creek Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan
25 minutes by car


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.
October 1: Joe George with James Neary
October 6: Paul Byrom
October 14: Eric Gales with Buddy Pearson
October 16: Ghost-Note
October 21: An Evening with Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde
October 27: Griffin House with Caroline Glaser
October 28: Sound and Vision: The Music of David Bowie
October 30: Emerging Artist Series with Mike Vial and Chris DuPont

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.
October 1: Gavin Degraw and Andy Grammar
October 8: Air Supply
October 9: Rockin’ Brew Fest
October 14: Get the Led Out – Tribute Band
October 21: Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise

New Buffalo Classic Car Cruise

October 5, 6-9pm, New Buffalo
More than 80 classic and vintage cars on display on North Whittaker Street. Free to the public, pet and child friendly.

Harbor Country Harvest & Wine Festival

October 8, 12-10pm, New Buffalo
Enjoy regional wine and craft beer, an artisan market and live music on the beachfront during the Harbor Country Harvest & Wine Festival.

Winemaking Camp

October 8-9, all day, Round Barn Winery, Baroda

This hands-on casual day camp provides everything you need to craft 24 bottles of your very own red wine.

Wine Sellers Autumn Bacchus Festival

October 21, 7:30-10pm, Marina Grand Resort, New Buffalo

Sample wines from all over the world paired with a special seasonal menu designed by Chef Jenny Drilon of Bentwood Tavern. Wine industry professionals will be on hand to answer questions.

Blue Moon Vintage Market

October 21-23, Three Oaks
A monthly pop-up market of vintage and antique furnishings, art, clothing and home accessories displayed by dealers throughout the region.

Round Barn Hallowine Party

October 29, 1pm, Round Barn Winery, Baroda
Wine, craft beer and spirits, plus hair-raising live music and a costume contest make this one spooktacular event!

New Buffalo Halloween Celebration

October 30, New Buffalo
Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve starting with a costume contest at 1pm on Thompson Street, then at 1:45pm, march your ghouls and ghosts to the fire station for goodie bags. Trick or Treating follows from 2:30-4:30pm.

Journeyman Distillery Tours

Three Oaks
Journeyman distillers share the history of the Featherbone Factory as well as the step-by-step of spirit making. A tasting in the industrial-chic lounge follows the tour. For more information, visit

Harbor Country Harvest

Explore the Lake Michigan fruit belt and pick your own peaches, apples and pumpkins.

Radke Orchards, 8999 W 200 N, Michigan City
Garwood Orchards, 5911 W 50 S, La Porte
Dinges Farms, 15219 Mill Road, Three Oaks
Jollay Orchards, 1850 Friday Road, Coloma
Williams Orchard, 9456 N 500 E, Rolling Prairie

Hard Rock Café

New Buffalo
Local and regional bands play live every weekend.

Live Music at Dablon Winery

Sundays, Baroda
Enjoy live music as you sip Michigan wine. Weekly performances explore a broad range of genres, from soulful covers to acoustic folk originals.

Jammin' in the Vineyard

Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Round Barn Winery, Baroda
Enjoy live entertainment and Round Barn wines, spirits and microbrews on the beautiful vineyard grounds.

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.

Whittaker Woods Golf Club

New Buffalo
Carved from woods and wetlands, this course offers a serene golf experience immersed in nature.

Fall 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 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.

Stateline Stables Horseback Riding

La Porte
This beautiful 30-acre horse farm offers trail rides, lessons and camps for all ages. An indoor arena, two outdoor arenas and nature trails provide ample opportunity to saunter and explore.

Hesston Steam Museum

This interactive outdoor museum features three working railroads, a sawmill, electric power plant and rustic blacksmith shop. Don’t miss The Depot Store, Doc’s Soda Fountain or Uncle B’s Smokehouse.

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

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




Whistle Stop Grocery

breakfast, lunch and gourmet snacks




Captain Mike's Fun Park

Hesston Steam Museum

New Buffalo Township Park & Preserve

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

Washington Park Zoo

Outdoor Activities


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