AUGUST 7, 2020
Visitor Newsletter
Harbor Country® is a trademarked destination
For a collection of 8 towns along the Lake Michigan sunset coast:

Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, and Sawyer.

Check out the summer happenings in a few of these towns!
Known as the Gateway to Michigan, New Buffalo is the cornerstone city of Harbor Country®. The largest public beach in the area is located at the base of the city’s downtown district, which is home to a variety of dining, lodging, and retail businesses. New Buffalo’s harbor boasts the largest number of slips on the sunset coast at more than 1,100. There is also a public boat launch and transient marina.
The Village of Three Oaks is the arts and cultural center of Harbor Country with a live performance theater, fine arts cinema, art galleries, eclectic shops, and one of Michigan’s largest organic distilleries. The Village hosts the largest Flag Day celebration in the nation and the state’s largest bicycle event, the annual ”Apple Cider Century” which brings more than 5,000 cyclists to enjoy 100 miles of Harbor Country trails.
Union Pier, 4 miles north of New Buffalo, is a major destination for family vacations, with a wide variety of lodging choices — quaint Bed & Breakfasts, grand old resorts, vintage cottages and modern homes. Fine dining and casual eateries are walking distance to most lodging facilities. Union Pier’s corner store and bakery compliment the art galleries and other businesses located along Red Arrow Highway.

The northernmost community of Harbor Country, Sawyer, has grown tremendously over the past few years. It is home to a local craft-brewery, a destination garden center, restaurants, antique stores, and an old fashioned hardware store. It is home to Warren Dunes, a State Park with several hundred acres of dunelands, campgrounds and beaches
Cuddle up in Harbor Country as you welcome in the perfect Michigan fall with activities like:

Slowing down on the winding backroads and enjoying the fall colors.
Escape peacefully on the many hiking trails.
Enjoy the familiar fall sent of grapes as you wine taste through the hills of wine country.
Take in the wide open spaces of Harbor Country beach walks.
Take advantage of the local fall produce. 

While you indulge in a vacation not so far away
Get cozy in our local B&Bs and Inns: 

Garden Grove Bed & Breakfast- is walking distance to wine tasting rooms

Goldberry Woods Farm, Inn & Cottages grows their own produce with chickens and ducks on site! 

Harbert House Bed & Breakfast- Settle in, and enjoy fall colors, on their over-sized screened porch

The Inn at Union Pier- Enjoy staying only 200 footsteps from Lake Michigan

White Rabbit Inn Bed & Breakfast- Is the perfect romantic getaway 

Gordon Beach Inn- The Grove Restaurant is onsite for drinks and dinning

Lake Country Inn- is located downtown New Buffalo, walking distance to shops and the lake

Lakeside Inn- Rest your head at this historic Inn with lake views

New Buffalo Inn Spa offers relaxing spa services. 

Sometimes we run into summer days when we’re not able to take a dip in the lake due to water conditions.
There is so much more to discover in Harbor Country…

BUY HARBOR COUNTRY is our digital marketing campaign, designed to encourage our community members to spend their dollars at local, independent Harbor Country businesses.

Click on each photo below to learn more about each business and see our social media for more!
Photo Credits to: Travis Worden, Cassandra Triezenberg, Kiki Carney, Lindsay Navama, Melissa Wiorkowski