Golf & Other Outdoor Activities | Wining & Dining | Antiques, Art & Shopping
Medical (Human & Pet) | Groceries & Produce | Fun Stuff For Everyone

You’ll find no shortage of fun in Harbor Country – and paired with the best in Harbor Country lodging, you’re in for a great time! What could be better than enjoying all that Harbor Country has to offer in any season, then returning to your own private cottage at the Firefly Resort -- simply the best Harbor Country lodging to be found?

Whether you’re visiting New Buffalo, Union Pier, or elsewhere in Harbor Country, you’ll find the best Harbor Country lodging at the Firefly Resort. Sure, you can find other Harbor Country lodging, including hotels, cottages and New Buffalo rentals. But you won’t find more charming private cottages than those at the Firefly.

Looking for art or antiques? Step outside your Harbor Country lodging and into some of the finest shopping around. Is wining and dining your thing? Just steps from the Firefly – one of the finest of all Harbor Country lodging options – you’ll find a bevy of restaurants, cafes, and wineries beckoning you.

Before you consider other Harbor Country lodging options – and before you reserve any New Buffalo rentals – check out all the Firefly Resort has to offer -- eighteen charming cottages replete with amenities, space and seclusion.

Your vacation awaits!

Golf & Other Outdoor Activities

Nature Activities/Attractions

Backroads Bikeways
Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club, in the old Three Oaks train station. 12 backroad trails ranging from five to 60 miles along country roads, through fields and pastures in Berrien and LaPorte Counties. Single-speed bike rentals at the tiny and fun Museum/Information Center, $5 plus $1 per
hour. A great find.
Dewey Cannon Trading Company
3 Dewey Cannon Ave
Three Oaks, MI 49128
Phone: (269) 756-3361

Chikaming Nature Preserve and Park
Hiking through a nature preserve, opened in May 2006.
East of I-94 on Harbert Rd.
Harbet, MI

Grand Mere State Park
Fine bird watching. Hiking trails through sand dunes, forests and wetlands. Public beach and pet friendly.
John Beers Rd, Stevensville.
Ph: 269.426.4013

Kesling Nature Preserve
Best Bird Watching, opened in April 2006.
Three Oaks, MI.

Love Creek Nature Center
Five miles of hiking trails, cross-country trails, lighted cross-country trails on Saturday night. Rental equipment available. Huckleberry Rd., Berrien Center.
Ph: 269.471.2617

Warren Dunes State Park on Red Arrow Hwy. features wild, windswept sand dunes and a beautiful public beach with restrooms, snack bar and parking facilities. Perfect for families. The views are spectacular. Even in the winter, a trip to the Dunes is well worth it for the trails, cross-country skiing snowboarding and sledding. There is a small charge per car at the park entrance.
Ph: 269.426.4013

Warren Woods Forest Preserve is a primeval forest and wildflower sanctuary with marked trials following the Galien River. Warren Woods Rd. between Lakeside Rd. and Three Oaks Rd.


Warren Dunes State Park Campsite
(15 min. drive from Firefly)
Featuring full camper hook-ups. This nice, spacious campsite is at the base of the Warren Dunes, in a shady pine forest on a bed of pine needles. Popular, books up fast. New toilet/shower house facility was completed in 2002. This is a great campsite!
Ph: 269.426.4013

Golf Courses

Briar Leaf Golf Club
18-hole public course.
N. State Rd. 39, LaPorte, IN
Ph: 219.326.1992

Pebblewood Country Club
18-hole public course.
9794 Jericho Rd., Bridgeman, MI
Ph: 269.465.5611

Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Ken Killian-designed 18-hole public course.
Wilson Rd., New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.3400

Boating/ Canoeing/ Kayaking

Cap'n D Charters
Sport fishing and pleasure charters on a 32-foot Marinette cabin cruiser equipped with top-quality fishing gear. Sunset cruises available.
Oselka Marina, New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 219.232.0436 or 219.292.1221

Doe-Wah-Jack's Canoe Rental
Canoe and kayak rentals. Paddle down the Dowagiac River through the Dowagiac Woods. Trips lasting between two to six hours.
M-51 North, Dowagiac
Ph: 888.782.7410

Galien River
State-run access for small fishing boats and canoes. Access located on Red Arrow Hwy., just north of Kruger Rd.
at the bridge, New Buffalo Township.

New Buffalo Public Boat Launch
On Galien River across from city beach. Attendant on duty 10 am - 6 PM weekdays, 6 am - 8 PM weekends. River access to Lake Michigan 24-hours a day. Trailer parking
Ph: 269.469.1522

Outpost Wind Sports
Rent and purchase misc. gear.
7 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.4210

Horseback Riding

Organized trail rides available. Call first. Specializing in youth lessons.

Spring Creek Equestrian Center
Martin Rd., Three Oaks, MI
Ph: 269.756.3894

Back to Top

Wining & Dining

Vineyard Tours & Tastings

Lemon Creek Winery & Fruit Farms
533 East Lemon Creek Rd., Berrien Springs, MI
Ph: 269.471.1321

Round Barn Vineyard
Features an 1880s Amish round barn for their tasting room.
10981 Hills Rd., Baroda, MI
Ph: 800.716.9463

Round Barn Tasting Room
Wonderful ambiance for a tasting room. Offers snacks.
Union Pier, MI
Off I-94 at Exit 6

St. Julian Tasting Room
Michigan's oldest and largest.
Union Pier, MI
Off I-94 at Exit 6
Ph: 269.469.3150

Tabor Hill Champagne Cellar
(Tasting Room)
10243 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgeman, MI
Ph: 269.465.6566

Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant
Fine Wine and Fine Food
185 Mt. Tabor Rd., Buchanan, MI
Ph: 800.283.3363


Call ahead dinner seating during high season

Blue Plate Café
Always fresh, organic when possible, fantastic breakfast and lunch. Take home some freshly baked cookies and muffins! Cash and Checks only.
15288 Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier, MI
Ph: 269.469.2370

Cafe Gulistan
As stated by a frequent visitor."I do not want to eat until I can eat at Café Gulistan again!"
13581 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, MI
Ph: 269.469.6779

Casey's Bar & Grill (Causal, good menu)
Favorite bar, pub food and great menu, have a pint and catch the game.
136 North Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.1826

Casual Chef Café (Good food, warm and friendly)
Red Arrow Hwy. And Townline Rd., Union Pier, MI
Ph: 269.469.1200

Frankies Other Place                     
16036 Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier, MI                  
Ph: 269.469.9865                                    

Michigan Thyme (Breakfast anytime. Good!)
107 N. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.6604

Milda's Corner Market
Friendly deli/coffee house/party store. She makes and bakes it all. Great hot sandwiches, homemade baked goods, and deli case. Get stuff to go. Catering available. Fresh homemade soup daily! Say hi to Milda!
Corner of Red Arrow and Townline Rd., Union Pier, MI
Ph: 269.469.9880

Oinks Dutch Treat
Serving Sherman's Ice Cream, Homemade Fudge, and Candy Try the Marion County Blackberry ice cream!
227 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.3535

Redamak's (Casual, burgers & fries)
Legendary. Open spring/summer season only.
616 E. Buffalo St., New Buffalo (South-bound Red Arrow
Hwy becomes E. Buffalo St.)
Ph: 269.469.4522

Rosie's (Local diner, home cooking)
Your name is "Hon" here. The location is 128 N. Whittaker,
New Buffalo
Ph: 269.469.4382

Red Arrow Roadhouse (Our favorite spot)
A 3-minute walk from Firefly. Nostalgic roadhouse, delicious food, knotty pine, trophy animals on wall, you get the picture. Busy on weekends. Sports TV at bar. Good beer list. 15710 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier
Ph: 269.469.3939

Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant
Fine Wine and Fine Food
185 Mt. Tabor Rd., Buchanan, MI
Ph: 800.283.3363

The Stray Dog Bar & Grill (Pub)
Good pub food, kids menu, fireplace.
245 N. Whittaker, New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.2727

The Whistle Stop
A 3-minute walk from Firefly. The best coffee, outstanding breads and pastries. Imported gourmet packaged foods. Great place to go if you're up before everyone else. And yes, the sell the New York Times. Did we mention good coffee? Outside seating only.
Corner of Berrien Rd. and Red Arrow Hwy.

Timothy's Restaurant
Good wine list.
16409 Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier, MI
Ph: 269.469.0900


Blue Chip Casino and Spa
777 Blue Chip Drive
Michigan City, Indiana
(about 20 minutes drive)

4 Winds Casino
11111 Wilson Road
New Buffalo, Michigan
(about 10 minutes drive)

Back to Top

Antiques, Art & Shopping


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

Art Galleries

Too many to mention...
Just a few favorites...

Acorn Gallery
16142 Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier, MI
Ph: 269.469.5278

Courtyard Gallery
Fine Art and Jewelry.
813 E. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.4110

Local Color
Art Co-op with choices for every budget and style!
16187 Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier, MI
Ph: 269.469.5332


Indian Summer Imports
Women's Clothing & Jewelry
126 S. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.9994

Whittaker House
Clothing for Men and Women, Jewelry, Shoes and Purses
26 N. Whittaker St.
Ph: 269.469.0220

Back to Top

Groceries and Produce

Barney's Grocery Store
No, not the clothing store, but a good grocery store with a reassuringly gourmet selection.
N.W. corner of Whittaker St. & Red Arrow Hwy, behind New
Buffalo Pharmacy, New Buffalo, MI

Drier's Meat Market
Century-old landmark in historic Three Oaks. An honest-to-goodness butcher shop featuring, freshly made sausages, smoked meats and sawdust on the floors. After enjoying biking, Timber Town or some galleries, start thinking about grilling! Banker's hours.
14 S. Elm St, Three Oak, MI
Ph: 269.756.9785

Bud & Elsie's
Convenience/Liquor, video rentals, ATM.
Corner of Townline Rd. and Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier, MI

New Buffalo Pharmacy
The "everything store". Forgot it? They have it.
N. Whittaker St. & Red Arrow Hwy, New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.3636

Fruits & Vegetable Stands/ U-Pick

Dinges Farm
Raspberries, mid-June
Corn and other vegetables mid-July
Fall Harvest Festival (See "Just for Fun")
Mill Rd., Three Oaks, MI
Ph: 269.426.4034

Lemon Creek Fruit Farms
Fruit growers, fresh produce, seasonal U-Pick fields (so much fun for kids!)
Call for information before you go
Ph: 269.471.1321

Tree-Mendous Apple Cider
More Types of Apple than imaginable!
Opens mid-Summer
Exit 6 off of I-94

Back to Top

Medical (Human & Pet)

Dial 911 for Emergency, Medical, Fire or Police

Lakeland Medical Center
1234 Napier Ave., St. Joseph, MI
Ph: 269.983.8300

LaPorte Hospital
1007 Lincolnway, LaPorte, IN
Ph: 800.235.6204 or 219.326.1234

New Buffalo Animal Hospital
600 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.5400

Urgent Care Center
(Approximately 10 miles)
1225 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN
Ph: 219.873.2919

Back to Top

Fun Stuff For Everyone

Winter Sports

Warren Dunes State Park
X Country Trails

Swiss Valley Ski Resort
66 miles drive


Celebration Cinema
(First-run films)
1468 Cinema Way (exit Pipestone Rd)
Benton Harbor, MI
Ph: 269.934.7469

The Acorn Theater
Local and national entertainment every weekend!
107 Generations Dr., (off of Elm St.) Three Oaks, MI
Ph: 269.756.3879

The Vickers Theater
"A Classic Film Theater" and art gallery
6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI
Ph: 269.756.3522


Lakeshore Lanes
6201 Red Arrow Highway, Stevensville, MI
Ph: 269.429.5421

Other Fun Stuff

Captain Mike's Fun Park
Mini-golf, go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages, game room.
Red Arrow Hwy, 1.5 miles north of Warren Dunes State Park
Ph: 269.465.5747

Curious Kids Museum
415 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, MI
Ph: 269.983.2543

Dinges Farm
Raspberries, Corn, other veggies in season. Fall Harvest Festival with Horse-drawn wagon rides, mini haunted house, corn maze, mums, pumpkins and gourds.
Mill Rd., Three Oaks, MI
Ph: 269.426.4034

Gold's Gym
Open everyday. Day passes available.
New Buffalo, MI
Ph: 269.469.0585

Niles Haunted House Scream Park
Weekends Mid-Sept. through Oct. 31st
Main House not for children
855 Mayflower Rd., Niles, MI
Ph: 269.687.FEAR

Timber Town Playground
Unique playground for kids where they can slide, hide, glide, balance and tumble. Special area for 2-5-year-olds. Build of timber with non-skid surfaces.
Nel's Rd. and Locust St., Three Oaks, MI

Washington Park Zoo
Washington Park Zoo
11 Lake Shore Dr.
Michigan City, IN
Ph: 219.873.1510

Back to Top