Tag Archives: farmers market

Things to Do in New Buffalo, MI

new buffalo mi lighthouse

Though a day on New Buffalo’s beach is a great time, make sure to take a break from the waves and sand to enjoy the other attractions New Buffalo has to offer.

Four Winds Casino

When the sun goes down, head over to Four Winds Casino for dining, entertainment and, of course, gaming. Read more here: http://www.lakemichigantowns.com/four-winds-casino-new-buffalo-mi/

Four Winds New Buffalo
11111 Wilson Rd
New Buffalo, MI 49117

Oselka Marina

Turn your day at the beach into an adventure with jet ski or boat rentals from Oselka Marina. Wakeboards, water skis and tubes are also available for an additional fee. Please see the Oselka website http://www.oselkamarina.com/jet-ski-boat-rentals/rental-information/ for information about safety certificates and other requirements for renting equipment.

Oselka Marina
514 W. Water St.
New Buffalo, MI 49117

New Buffalo Railroad Museum

Everyone from train and history buffs to Thomas the Tank Engine fans should enjoy the New Buffalo Railroad Museum. The museum honors New Buffalo’s history as a depot on the Pere Marquette and the Cheaspeake & Ohio railway system with exhibits such as an old-time box car, a WWII troop sleeper car and a mid 1800’s hand-pumper fire engine. Open Thurs- Mon 12-5 from May thru September,

Fri-Sun 12-5 from October thru December. Admission is free!

New Buffalo Railroad Museum
530 S. Whittaker St
New Buffalo, MI 49117

Whittaker Woods Golf Club

Whittaker Woods is a public golf course located in New Buffalo. The course is located among ponds, woods and wetlands, making for an aesthetically pleasing yet technically challenging course. The course measures over 7000 yards, but offers four tee placements, and measures around 5000 yards from the front tees. In addition to the course, Whittaker Woods features a driving range, bar-and-grill and pro-shop.

Whittaker Woods Golf Club
12578 Wilson Rd
New Buffalo, MI 49117


Take time out to pamper yourself at one of New Buffalo’s spas. Spend a relaxing afternoon at Evolve Spa, where you can book a massage, facial or waxing session. Alternatively, Revive spa offers massages, facials, waxing, mani/pedis, body scrubs and wraps and medical treatments. Enjoy!

309 W. Buffalo St.
New Buffalo, MI 49117

225 N. Whittaker
New Buffalo, MI 49117

Stateline Stables

Take a trail ride along tree-lined paths on the gentle horses from Stateline Stables. No experience is needed, but riders must be between 75 & 250 pounds and at least eight years old. Stateline Stables is located just four miles from New Buffalo, in LaPorte, Indiana. They are on Central Standard Time – an hour before Michigan time, so keep that in mind when making plans.

Stateline Stables
10411 N 200E
LaPorte, IN 46350

New Buffalo Farmer’s Market

Spend a fun afternoon wandering among tables of produce choosing the fresh, succulent fruit and vegetablesdisplayed there. New Buffalo’s farmer’s market features fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs as well as a cafe with wine tasting, olive oil tasting, craft beer, coffee, tea and more. The market is open daily from May 1 through October, 8am-9pm.

Promeny / New Buffalo Farmer’s Market
910 W. Buffalo St
New Buffalo, MI 49117

Grand Haven Farmers Market and Spring Lake Farmers Market

Browsing at the Farmers Market in Grand Haven, Michigan.

From May to October, Grand Haven’s Chinook Pier plays host to a semiweekly farmers market.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays roughly 20 vendors set up shop from 8:00 to around noon in the parking lot next to the Chinook Pier shops, selling fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms, organically grown produce, jams & jellies, salsa, dips, loaves of bread, cut flowers, plants, donuts, caramel apples and more. If there are no spots in the market parking lot, customers can park in the lot next door or the parking lot across the street.

The market is next to a small playground, so families can reward good behavior on the part of little ones with some time on the slides and swings, or they can walk over to the walk fronting the Grand River with a couple of slices of bread for feeding the ducks that
hang out there.

On Thursdays there’s a farmers market in neighboring Spring Lake on the street next to the library.

Grand Haven Farmers Market
Chinook Pier
Harbor Drive & 1st Street
Grand Haven

Spring Lake Farmers Market
Church Street
Next to Spring Lake Library
Spring Lake

Shopping in Grand Haven

While the beach at the state park is the biggest draw to Grand Haven, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy when you’re not relaxing at the shore. Spend a few hours shopping in Grand Haven’s downtown district centered around the west end of Washington Street where it meets the water front. The district offers a nice mix of businesses, including clothing stores, antique shops, toy stores, souvenir shops, bakeries, greeting card shops and cafes.

At the far end of the boardwalk you’ll find Chinook Pier, a cluster of shops offering coffee, sweets, clothing, gifts and pizza. On Saturday and Wednesday mornings through the end of October a farmer’s market is held under the awning in the parking lot next door, where you’ll find flowers, farm fresh vegetables, honey, baked goods and more.