Area Attractions

The ‘Hamptons of the Midwest’

Anchored by New Buffalo, Michigan – Harbor Country® is a region of Southwestern Michigan just north of the Indiana state line. It is notable as a popular, upscale weekend getaway destination, particularly for Chicagoans looking to enjoy the region’s beaches, golf courses, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, hotels, wineries and entertainment venues.

A favorite destination to both weekend visitors and summer residents, it boasts famous part-time residents and regular visitors like the former Mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daily, and former White House Chief of Staff and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, Mike Ditka, White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams, WMAQ news anchor and reporter Zoraida Sambolin and the late media personalities Roger Ebert and Dennis Farina.

Harbor Country consists of the city of New Buffalo and the seven nearby communities of Grand Beach, Michiana, Lakeside, Harbert, Sawyer, Union Pier and Three Oaks. All communities are adjacent to I-94 from Exit 1 to Exit 12, with proximity to the public beaches, parks and entertainment venues.

Harbor Country is an All Season Playground

From what many call the ‘hippest town’ in Michigan (Three Oaks) to the natural wonder of Lake Michigan there’s more plenty of things to do – meeting almost everyone’s interests.

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Harbor Country® is a Registered Trademark of the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce