Posts Tagged ‘New Buffalo’

Lake Michigan Circle Tour

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Let Harbor Country be your start to the Lake Michigan Circle Tour!

Pack up the car and plan your trip around Lake Michigan – beginning with New Buffalo and a stay at Firefly Resort!

Call 269-469-0245 or go to to book your getaway.

Back Porch

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beach view between trees

New Buffalo as Best Beach for Families

Monday, May 26th, 2014

New Buffalo was named one of the 10 Best Beaches for Families in 2014 and the ONLY beach from the Midwest!

Rich in history, New Buffalo was recognized as “The Gateway to Michigan” in the 1930s and is still considered that today.

New Buffalo is the perfect pairing to a getaway at nearby Firefly Resort. Stay in a cozy cabin and head to New Buffalo for family fun!

Firefly Resort


Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Bite into a legend!

Redamak’s is know as The Hamburger that Made New Buffalo, Michigan Famous!!TM

What started as a roadside diner in 1947 is now a staple in Harbor Country’s culinary scene.

You can get just about anything on their menu but they’re famous for their mouth watering cheeseburgers. Take a look through these photos and start planning your next visit to Redamak’s!

famous redamak's burger


Redamak menu


Fourth of July in Harbor Country

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Most summer weekends in Harbor Country can be filled with shopping, relaxing and exploring nature but the Fourth of July weekend brings all of that plus an incredible fireworks display and musical performance. Right on the beach!

Friday and Saturday (July 1-2) celebrates the holiday weekend with music in Downtown New Buffalo as well as surfing and paddleboard demonstrations at the New Buffalo Public Beach. Saturday also offers other beach activities such as volleyball.

The highlights of Sunday (July 3) will be an outstanding performance by the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and an amazing fireworks display over Lake Michigan. Both events are free to the public. The concert is at Lions Pavilion Park.

Whether you’re celebrating our nation’s birth or just a summer weekend, Union Pier’s Firefly Resort is in the perfect location to make your Harbor Country getaway memorable!

Distant fireworks along the lakefront


Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Summer is quickly approaching and that means it’s time to plan your Firefly Resort getaways around local festivals!

Music in the Park: Head to Three Oaks every Saturday from June 12 – September 4 for an enjoyable evening full of live music! Free admission.

Fireworks over Lake Michigan, New Buffalo, MI 2007July Fireworks: The sky above the New Buffalo lakefront beach will light up in jubilation once again on the Fourth of July!

Moonlight Madness: Prepare to stay up late! Local galleries, shops and more along the Red Arrow Highway will be open late on July 16 for a special evening of discounts!

Ship and Shore Festival: Going on its 27th year, this New Buffalo festival, August 12-14, celebrates all things summer with kid-friendly events, arts and crafts, beer tents and wine tastings, games and a Lighted Boat Parade!

Apple Cider Century Bike Tour: This annual bicycle tour, September 25, has become the Midwest’s largest one-day century event! One of the best ways to explore Harbor Country is by bicycle!

Harvest Days: Fall is a beautiful time if year in Harbor Country and there’s no better way to celebrate the season than the Harvest Days festival, October 6-8.

Pick your favorite festival and book your getaway online or call Firefly Resort directly at (269) 469-0245.

A Relaxing Weekend at Firefly Resort

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Even though the weather was cold for a spring getaway, I recently explored Harbor Country with a relaxing stay at Firefly Resort.

Before heading to the cottage, I stopped at the Harbert Antique Mall to do a little shopping. I picked up a beautiful pair of wooden candlestick holders and two vintage postcards for my collection. Next stop was the Firefly Resort cottage to refresh before lunch.Kitchen

This was my first stay at Firefly Resort and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised. As cute as the cottages are on the outside, the inside is even more charming! The cottage I stayed in (Unit #9) had beautiful wainscoting and cream-colored walls in both the living room and bedroom. The bathroom had calming green walls with the cutest beach decor. The kitchen was stocked with dishes, glasses and cooking essentials. I immediately wished that my stay was longer than just a weekend because this kitchen would be such a benefit to longer stays, especially during the summer or fall.

Back PorchOne of the best features, in my opinion, was the cozy screened-in back porch. There were two Adirondack chairs and a side table. I could imagine sitting out there in the evenings, relaxing in the summer breeze.

After freshening up, it was time for lunch. I went to Redamak’s, known for the “Hamburger that made New Buffalo famous.” They had just opened for the season and even though there were a lot of people there for lunch, the service was good and the food was delicious. I continued south to downtown New Buffalo for a little more shopping and a quick stop at the beach.

I headed back to the cottage for a little down time and then selected El Rancho Grande for dinner. Their posole soup hit the spot on that cold evening.

After a great night in my cottage, I started the next day with a walk down to the private beach, just a short walk from the cottage. I didn’t want this weekend to end so I stopped at Millie’s Antiques before heading back to the city. If you love vintage kitchen accessories, dishes and cookware, this is the shop for you! I instantly fell in love with several items. It was the perfect end to the perfect weekend. I can’t wait to come back to Firefly Resort again to further explore the beach, shops and everything else that I couldn’t fit in on this trip!


Shopping in Harbor Country

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Shops in Harbor CountryThe towns around Firefly Resort offer an abundance of shopping options. From boutique shops full of clothes and special trinkets to surf & beach items and antique malls with one-of-a-kind treasures,  there’s something for everyone in Harbor Country!

One can spend an entire weekend shopping in the numerous boutiques. Some of our favorites include Whittaker House in New Buffalo.

If you love the surf and beach lifestyle, a shopping trip to New Buffalo’s Third Coast Surf Shop is in order.

Whether you’re shopping for furniture, art work, jewelry or unique collectibles, the many antique shops and malls along the Red Arrow Highway are paradise for a day of antiquing. The Dunes Antique Center, in Sawyer, houses 70 antique dealers and is a great start for your shopping.

Harbor Country can provide your ultimate shopping getaway and the Firefly Resort is in the center of it all. Spend the day searching for special treasures and then come back to relax in a charming cottage for the night. It’s a perfect pairing.