20 Great Lakes Getaways
New Buffalo, Michigan
A standout beach, boutique hotel, and easy access to inland fruit farms and wineries distinguish this Lake Michigan town.
Five Fun Stops
1 The 55-room Harbor Grand Hotel encourages indulgence; enjoy 24-hour Ben and Jerry's ice cream delivery, free beach towels and beachside lounge chairs (269/469-7700; www.harborgrand.com).
2 The lighthouse and grassy dunes at New Buffalo City Beach create a scenic backdrop that makes this stretch of sand a cut above the rest (269/469-1522; newbuffalo.com).
3 The legendary ice cream shop Oink's Ice Cream and Yogurt (pictured) is the signature stop when you need a cool retreat from the beach (269/469-3535; oinksicecream.blogspot.com/).
4 Visitors to Lemon Creek Winery and Fruit Farm (22 miles northeast) can sample wines or enjoy the you-pick apples, berries and peaches (269-471-1421; lemoncreekwinery.com).
5 Cruise through towns with beautiful beaches, quaint shops and historic attractions along Red Arrow Highway (800/362-7251; visitharborcountry.org).