About Us

About Us

We believe there is a singular style of Midwestern hospitality unique to the lakeshore. Easy, simple, essential. And inherently shared.

New Buffalo Explored is our way of saying welcome to our Lake Michigan shore communities. Browse local insights and points of inspiration. Meet people with a collective desire to delight. Discover places for real adventure, retreat, comfort and connection.

Enjoy! And keep exploring with us as new stories and images appear each month.


Jodi Bodtke has lived her entire life on the lakeshore. Despite travel to some pretty spectacular places in the world, she is in her heart a Michigan beach girl. We think her kind soul and sincere affection for the region is evident in every image.

To learn more about Jodi and her work, watch our video and visit Giving Tree Photography.


For a complete list of Harbor Country lodging, businesses and services, we encourage you to visit www.harborcountry.org.