Michiana, Michigan


A Michiana Vacation

Discover the enchanting allure of Michiana, Michigan, an exclusive village within the more renowned township of New Buffalo. Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, this quaint village is a haven. Michiana’s pristine beaches offer direct access to the gentle lapping of the lake’s waves and a peaceful atmosphere perfect for relaxation. Streets lined with unique boutiques and cozy eateries, provides visitors with a taste of local flavors and artisanal crafts for the perfect Michiana vacation.

Michiana is also the commonly used term to describe the southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana region, hence the name “Mich-iana”.

Our Michiana Collection

The Appeal of Michiana

"Where Serenity Meets the Shoreline"

Lake Michigan Beaches
Four Winds Casino
Grand Beach Nature Preserve
Galien River County Park
Grand Beach Golf Course

To Michiana

Traveling to Michiana, Michigan, offers a variety of convenient options to suit any preference. For those who enjoy the freedom of the road, driving to Michiana is a straightforward choice. The village is nestled comfortably along the coast of Lake Michigan, making it an easy drive, especially from nearby cities in Michigan or surrounding states. Michiana is accessible via major highways, with Interstate 94 being the most direct route for many travelers. Using GPS or a mapping service will help in planning the most efficient route from your starting point.

For air travel, the nearest major airport is South Bend International Airport in South Bend, Indiana. Located just a short drive from Michiana, the airport connects to several major cities, providing a convenient gateway for visitors. Upon arrival at the airport, car rental services are available, offering a scenic and pleasant drive to Michiana, which takes about 45 minutes to an hour.

Bus services are another viable option for reaching Michiana. Various bus companies operate routes to nearby cities such as Michigan City or New Buffalo. From these locations, you can easily find local transportation options like taxis or ride-sharing services to reach Michiana.

While Michiana does not have its own train station, travelers can still utilize rail services to nearby cities. The closest train stations are in New Buffalo and Michigan City, serviced by Amtrak. These stations provide a comfortable and scenic journey to the area, and upon arrival, you can arrange for local transportation to Michiana.

Each of these travel methods offers its own unique experience and convenience, making Michiana an accessible destination for a peaceful getaway or an adventurous exploration of Michigan’s beautiful lakeshore.



Frequently Asked Questions

There is a reason so many guests come back to Michiana and Southwest Michigan each year, but for anyone who is new to this fabulous destination, you may have some questions… and Juniper has some answers.

There are some beautiful beaches and some fantastic things to see and do in the immediate surrounding area. See our "Things to Do" section above!

Michiana, Michigan, experiences a climate with four distinct seasons, each offering its own unique charm.

Summers in Michiana are warm and inviting, with temperatures typically ranging from the 70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (20s to around 30 degrees Celsius). This season is ideal for enjoying the picturesque beaches along Lake Michigan, engaging in water sports, or simply relaxing in the sun.

As autumn arrives, the temperatures cool to a comfortable range of 50s to 70s Fahrenheit (10s to 20s Celsius). The fall season is particularly beautiful in Michiana, as the foliage turns to vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow, creating a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities.

Winter in Michiana brings a colder, snowy landscape, with average temperatures often in the 20s to 30s Fahrenheit (-6 to 2 degrees Celsius). This season transforms the area into a winter wonderland, perfect for snow-based activities like cross-country skiing or cozying up indoors.

Spring sees a gradual warming, with temperatures commonly in the 40s to 60s Fahrenheit (4 to 16 degrees Celsius). This season is marked by the blooming of flowers and budding of trees, signaling new life and offering a refreshing change from the cold winter months. The milder weather makes it a great time for hiking and exploring the natural beauty of Michiana.

There is not a Casino located inside the Village of Michiana, but there is the Four Winds Casino in nearby New Buffalo. They offer excellent casino and sports gaming, as well as top-billed live music concerts and nationally recognized comedy acts, plus superb dining, and drinking. https://fourwindscasino.com/newbuffalo/


About Michiana

Embark on a serene journey to Michiana, Michigan, an idyllic village nestled along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan. Tucked away in the southwestern corner of Michigan, offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Michiana is the epitome of lakeside charm, with its tranquil beaches, gentle lake breezes, and stunning natural surroundings.

In Michiana, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Lake Michigan, offering endless opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Stroll along the soft, sandy beaches, where the soothing sounds of the waves create a perfect backdrop for a day of sunbathing or beachcombing. Take to the waters for a refreshing swim, or set sail on a boating adventure to experience the lake from a new perspective.

Dining – Michiana

A celebrated pizzeria in Long Beach, is renowned for offering some of the finest pizzas in the area. As one of the most popular independent pizzerias in Long Beach, it invites patrons to explore and enjoy its diverse range of delicious dishes. The Deluxe Pizza, a local favorite, is a must-try for anyone visiting the city. Since 2018, Little Giant Pizza has been a reliable Slice partner, committed to serving the local community with exceptional pizzas.

Little Giant Pizzas
2418 Saint Lawerence Ave
Long Beach, IN
Ph.: 219-336-1115

A quintessential American diner that has garnered a strong following and high praise from its patrons. Known for its hearty and classic diner fare, Randy's is particularly celebrated for its biscuits and gravy and the unique "diner mess," which are among customers' favorites​​. The diner operates Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM and on Sunday from 7 AM to 12 PM, making it a perfect spot for breakfast and lunch​.

Randy's Diner
171 Hwy 212
Michigan City, IN
Ph.:  219-879-9005

Celebrated for its exceptional offerings in Sushi Bars, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine, with a diverse and delectable menu that includes popular dishes like the New Buffalo Roll, Orange Chicken, Honey Walnut Shrimp, and Crab Rangoon​​. An ideal spot for lunch and dinner dining.

Song Asian Cuisine
301 W Buffalo St
New Buffalo, MI
Ph.: 269-586-3699

Lighthouse Restaurant is a charming eatery specializing in Breakfast, Greek, and American cuisines. It's particularly known for its delightful egg breakfast, a customer favorite. Open every day, with hours extending from early morning into early evening on weekends.

Lighthouse Restaurant
600 Wabash St.
Michigan City, IN
Ph.: 219-872-1900

Shopping – Michiana

A sunny, fanciful shop, Frolic easily brings a little more fun into your life! They’ve got a wide selection of casual, easy-to-wear fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories, plus home décor and more, all in a laid-back beach boutique.

20 N. Whittaker Street
New Buffalo, MI
Ph.: 219-210-0496
Frolic | New Buffalo MI | Facebook

A delightful women's boutique known for its exquisite collection of women's clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Established in 2000 by Elise Mauro, it has gained popularity, especially with the addition of a Fashion Truck in 2016, which has become a hit at local farmers' markets​. Catering to a diverse range of fashion needs, Indian Summer Boutique offers an array of products including jewelry, clothes, shoes, and other boutique accessories, making it a one-stop shop for stylish women's wear.

Indian Summer Boutique
439 S. Whittaker Street
New Buffalo, MI
Ph.: 269-469-9994
Indian Summer Boutique | New Buffalo, MI

A store by former Barney’s visual director, vintage collector, and former Professor in Fashion Studies, Ariane Prewitt.

AP Shop
14931 Lakeside Rd
Lakeside, MI
Ph.: 708-359-9204

This downtown boutique treasure trove is “a graphics-driven apparel and lifestyle brand with a passion for design.” Featuring a unique collection of apparel, jewelry, accessories and more, you’re sure to find something to please you at Eastern Standard Time!

Eastern Standard Time
110 N. Whittaker Street
New Buffalo, MI
Ph.: 269-231-5363
Eastern Standard Time (est-mi.com)

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