Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the parks and back roads of Harbor Country and beyond.

Backroads Bikeways-North Routes

There are 12 back road trails that rave from five to sixty miles along country roads covering Berrien and LaPorte counties. Bike rentals are available. This club also hosts the most popular Century tour on the last Sunday in September.
Location: 3
Phone: 269-756-3361

Backroads Bikeways-South Routes

Location: 3 Dewey Cannon Ave. Three Oaks, MI 49128
Phone: 269-756-3361

Chikaming Nature Preserve

263 Acres of wetlands, woodlands and a five acre lake that borders the Galien River
Location: Located on Warren Woods Rd.

Warren Dunes State Park

1,950 acres of recreational opportunities with 2.2 miles of shoreline, 6 miles of hiking trails. Open year round. A daily parking fee will be charged at entrance of gate.
Location: 12032 Red Arrow Highway Sawyer, MI

Cherry Beach

Location: Chikaming Township Lakeside, MI

New Buffalo Public Beach

Fee at gate to park.
Location: Located at the end of Whittaker St. New Buffalo, MI

Deer Creek Hunt Club

Location: 18000 Basswood Road Three Oaks, MI
Phone: 269-756-6600

Spring Creek Equestrian Center

Organized trails available. Specializing in youth lessons.
Location: 7888 Martin Rd. Three Oaks, MI
Phone: 269-756-3894

Red Arrow Trails, Inc

Offers trail rides, pony rides, mini-trails. Adults and children ride together, private riding lessons. pony parties and boarding.
Location: 3848 Academy Drive Michiana Shores, IN
Phone: 219-871-2114

Love Creek Nature Center

180 acre park with 5 miles of cross-country trails and hiking trails. Rental equipment available.
Location: 9292 Huckleberry Road Berrien Center, M
Phone: 269-471-2617

Warren Woods Forest Preserve

A primeval forest and wildflower sanctuary with marked trails following the Galien River. Open dusk to dawn.
Location: Located on Elm Valley Road in Three Oaks, MI
Phone: 269-426-4013

Turtle Pond Nature Trail

2 mile trail along the railroad tracks with a bridge that runs over a pond.
Location: 611 W Washington St. New Buffalo, MI

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

A 105 acre arboretum, botanical garden and nature preserve. Check their events calendar for lectures, book groups, youth and adult education programs.
Location: 13988 Range Line Road Niles, MI
Phone: 269-695-6491

Tennis/Track-New Buffalo Senior High School

Outdoor Track and tennis courts available with exception of practices or meets.
Location: 1112 E Clay St New Buffalo, MI

Galien River

State run access for small fishing boats and canoes.
Location: Red Arrow Hwy north of Kruger Rd at the bridge. New Buffalo, MI

Outpost Wind Sports

Beachwear, bikes, kayaks, paddle boards and gear. Also rent bikes, boogie boards, skim boards, paddle boards and kayaks.
Location: 105 W Buffalo St. New Buffalo, MI
Phone: 269-469-4210

Third Coast Surf Shop

Call for lessons, rental kid`s beach camps, kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
Location: 110 N Whittaker St. New Buffalo, MI
Phone: 269-932-4575

Skip`s Open-Air European Farmer`s Market

Open Sunday`s mid-May thru mid-October 9am-3pm.
Location: 16710 Lakeshore Rd. New Buffalo, MI
Phone: 269-469-3341

Tour De Grape

Phone: 269-978-8777

Skydive- Windy City

Offering services for tandem and licensed jumpers. Skydive with views of Lake Michigan.
Location: IN-212, Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-210-3338

Michiana Raceway Park

Racing Provided: -Karts -Instruction -Pit Crew -Safety Equipment
Location: 61870 Crumstown Hwy, North Liberty, IN 4655
Phone: 574-288-4922

Friendship Botanical Gardens

Forested woodlands, sprawling open spaces, and cultivated gardens spill over 105 acres of land that have been a tourist destination since 1936! Gardens are tucked throughout the beautiful valley of Trail Creek.
Location: 2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-878-9885