Outdoor Activities


Galien River County Park

17424 Red Arrow Hwy, New Buffalo-a 300′ Canopy Walkway, 60′ high Marsh Overlook Tower, and hard surfaced, barrier free hiking trails.

Harbert Community Park

13535 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert,- swings, slide, climbing structure.

New Buffalo Township Memorial Park

Red Arrow Hwy just north of U.S. 12 – a pavilion with picnic benches, Splash Pad, grills, playground and

New Buffalo Lakefront Park and Beach

Whittaker St & Lake, New Buffalo — lifeguards, restrooms, concessions, playground, and kayak rentals.
Parking Is a flat fee of $10.00. Seasonal passes available to residents.

Oselka Park

Bronson & Indiana streets, New Buffalo — baseball, soccer, horseshoes, children’s playground, walking trail and running track at
high school football field.

Timber Town Playground/ Watkins Memorial Park

Nel’s Dr. & Locust St., Three Oaks. — unique playground built of timber and non-skid surfaces with special area (Tiny Town) for kids 2-5 years, nature trail, basketball courts & more.

Warren Dunes State Park

12032 Red Arrow Hwy, Sawyer — beach, hiking trails, sandboarding, hang gliding, and camping. Daily parking fee is


Third Coast Surf Shop

runs half-day camps and rentals…can attend a day at a time or by the week all summer long at New Buffalo Public Beach.  Kids learn how to sandboard, surf and paddleboard.  All equipment is provided, and kids LOVE it!!  They also do small group or private lessons at the beach…have to schedule in advance.

The Sand Pirate

Janet Moore Schrader…she will meet you for a private/group lesson in sandcastle/sand structure building of anything.  She is incredibly talented…a GREAT way to spend a few hours at your beach with your family.


Dewey Cannon Trading Company

5 Dewey Cannon Ave, Three Oaks — bicycles for all ages, including child trailers.

Doe-Wah-Jack’s Canoe Rental

M-51 N., Dowagiac,

Harbor Country Adventures

35 N. Whittaker, New Buffalo, — scooter rentals and high-speed boat rides.

Outpost Sports

105 N. Buffalo St., New Buffalo — bicycle, kayak and paddle board rentals.

Third Coast Surf Shop

110-C N. Whittaker St., New Buffalo — kayak and paddle board rentals, surfing lessons.


Captain Mike’s Fun Park

Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman — Go-karts, mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats, game room.

Lake Township Park

10801 Gast Rd., Bridgman — Disc golf and batting cages.

Madeline Bertrand

3038 Adams Road, Niles — disc golf course features 18 holes spring-fall and 9 holes during the winter.


Galien River County Park

17424 Red Arrow Hwy, New Buffalo,

Chikaming Township Park & Nature Preserve

Warren Woods Rd, Union Pier ,

New Buffalo Galien River Access

Red Arrow Hwy, between New Buffalo and Union Pier

Note: Fishing licenses are not required for ages under 17, but all fishing regulations apply. Fishing licenses are available at: Captain Cook’s Sports , 400 S. Whittaker in New Buffalo, 269- 469-4510; Warren Dunes State Park, 269-469-4013 in Sawyer; Deer Creek Hunt Club, 18000 Basswood Rd in Three Oaks, 269-756-6600


Red Arrow Stables, Inc.

3848 Academy Road, Michigan City, IN

Stateline Stables

10411 N 200 E, La Porte, IN,

Transitions Equestrian Center

2525 E. 850 N, La Porte, IN


Treasure hunting in Harbor Country.


Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve

Ongoing children’s programs throughout the year. New Nature Adventure Garden designed
with little ones in mind!

Sarett Nature Center

2300 Benton Center Road, Benton Harbor,


Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve

1112 Clay St., New Buffalo, Tennis, pickleball and skate park

River Valley High School

15480 Three Oaks Road, Three Oaks (tennis only)


Washington Park Zoo

115 Lake Shore Drive Michigan City, IN,