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Union-Pier is located on the banks of the Green River near the shore of Lake Michigan and just six miles north of the Indiana/Michigan border in what is known as "Harbor Country." This tiny village began as a shipping pier when logging and timber were the main industries of the county back in the 1870s. Today, the town is little more than a corner store and ice cream shop, but it is in one of the most desirable resort areas in the state of Michigan. The area surrounding Union Pier is made up of woodsy shoreline, majestic sand dunes, quaint harbor towns, grand old resorts and the beautiful blue waters of Lake Michigan. Three state parks are in the region, all with huge sand dunes some that rise as high as 250 feet. Warren Woods is a primeval forest with hiking trails that follow the winding Galien River, and three of southwestern Michigan's lighthouses are just a short drive away. The Harbor Country around Union Pier is a four-season resort area filled with small town charm and serenity, yet has all the sophistication of the larger cities. You'll find great restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, antiques and specialty shops galore. There are local wineries and wine tasting tours, biking trails on country backroads, horseback riding, beach activities, and snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and sledding in wintertime. Come experience what many call the "Hamptons of the Midwest" in Union Pier, Harbor Country, Michigan.

Surrounding areas: Lakeside, Michigan (1.8 mi), New Buffalo, Michigan (3.7 mi), Harbert, Michigan (4.5 mi), Three Oaks, Michigan (4.5 mi), Grand Beach, Michigan (6.6 mi), Sawyer, Michigan (6.7 mi), Bridgman, Michigan (10.7 mi)

Union Pier Vacation Rentals

Union Pier Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn New Buffalo11539 O'brien CtNew Buffalo, MI3.5 mi.(269) 469-4440
Edgewood Motel18716 Ln Porte RdNew Buffalo, MI3.5 mi.(269) 469-3345
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Buffalo11500 Holiday DrNew Buffalo, MI3.5 mi.(269) 469-1400
Harbor Grand Hotel111 W Water StNew Buffalo, MI3.7 mi.(269) 469-7700
Super 8 Sawyer12850 Super DrSawyer, MI6.7 mi.(800) 800-8000
Arbor Hill Inn263 W Johnson RdLa Porte, IN13.2 mi.(219) 362-9200
Creekwood InnRt 30-35 At I-94Michigan City, IN13.3 mi.(219) 872-8357
Golden Sands Motel4411 US 12 EMichigan City, IN13.3 mi.(219) 874-6253
Knights Inn Motel BLDG 30201 W KieffersMichigan City, IN13.3 mi.(219) 874-9500
Norbert Motel45 N SR 421Michigan City, IN13.3 mi.(219) 872-0993
Moonglo Motel1408 E LincolnwayLaporte, IN14.0 mi.(219) 362-3217
Abc Motel3948 S FranklinMichigan City, IN14.0 mi.(219) 879-0335
City Manor Motel5225 S FranklinMichigan City, IN14.0 mi.(219) 872-9149
Hampton Inn4123 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN14.0 mi.(219) 879-9994
Holiday Inn Of Michigan City5820 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN14.0 mi.(219) 879-0311
Super Eight Motel5724 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN14.0 mi.(219) 879-0411
Travel Inn Motel3944 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN14.0 mi.(219) 872-9441
Cassidy Motel3845 N State Rd 39Laporte, IN14.9 mi.(219) 362-6536
Holiday Inn Express-Laporte100 E Shore CTLaporte, IN14.9 mi.(219) 326-7900
Mayflower Motel2652 W SR 2Laporte, IN14.9 mi.(219) 362-2092
Comfort Inn3801 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN15.2 mi.(219) 879-9190
Country Inn & Suites3805 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN15.2 mi.(219) 879-3600
Days Inn Michigan City3934 North Frontage RdMichigan City, IN15.2 mi.(219) 879-1150
Hampton Inn Of Laporte1777 W Hi-Point DrLa Porte, IN15.3 mi.(219) 362-6100
Ramada Inn444 Pne LK AveLa Porte, IN15.3 mi.(219) 362-4585
Super 8 Motel438 Pinelake AveLa Porte, IN15.3 mi.(219) 325-3808
Red Roof Inn110 West Kieffer RdMichigan City, IN15.6 mi.(219) 874-5251
Candelwood Suites2567 Marquettewood RdStevensville, MI15.8 mi.(269) 428-4400
Al And Sally's Motel West3221 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN16.2 mi.(219) 872-9131
Hampton Inn5050 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI16.4 mi.(269) 429-2700
Black Hawk Motel3651 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN16.5 mi.(219) 872-8656
Comfort Suites2633 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI16.8 mi.(269) 428-4888
Baymont Inn & Suites2601 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI16.9 mi.(269) 428-9111
Sands Inn1630 Maple StMichigan City, IN17.1 mi.(219) 872-0717
Park Inn Stevensville4290 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI17.4 mi.(800) 670-7275
Snow Flake Inn Inc3822 Red Arrow HwyST Joseph, MI17.9 mi.(269) 429-3261
Super 8 South Bend4124 Ameritech DrSouth Bend, IN19.4 mi.(574) 233-3800
Holloway Motel2340 E US HwyHamlet, IN20.0 mi.(574) 867-9021
Wildwood Motel6660 E Old 30Hamlet, IN20.0 mi.(574) 867-6020
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3019 Lakeshore DrST Joseph, MI20.2 mi.(269) 982-0004

Union Pier Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan enjoys four distinct seasons and there is a saying that goes, "if you don't like the weather, wait a day and it will change." This is because both the warm, humid air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico, and cold, dry air from the Arctic influence the climate. Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, the climate is also influenced by the lake effect, which helps keep temperatures mild during the summer and increases the moisture content in the air throughout the year. In the winter, this moisture condenses as snow as it reaches the land, creating heavy snowfalls in some areas, known as "snow squalls" on the downwind shores of the lakes. Showers and thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer, and fall is often the sunniest time of the year in Michigan.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 13°F 1.57 in. -
February 32°F 15°F 1.35 in. -
March 43°F 24°F 2.22 in. -
April 56°F 34°F 3.13 in. -
May 69°F 45°F 2.74 in. -
June 77°F 54°F 3.07 in. -
July 82°F 59°F 3.17 in. -
August 79°F 57°F 3.43 in. -
September 71°F 49°F 3.76 in. -
October 59°F 38°F 2.34 in. -
November 46°F 29°F 2.65 in. -
December 34°F 19°F 2.18 in. -

Union Pier Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located about 20 miles southeast of Union Pier in South Bend, Indiana, the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located approximately 30 miles southwest of Union Pier in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located roughly 39 miles west of Union Pier in Gary, Indiana, and finally the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located around 63 miles west of Union Pier in Chicago, Illinois.

Union Pier Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI31.7 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN46.1 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL49.4 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL56.4 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL58.3 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL60.2 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN61.9 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL66.9 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL67.2 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL67.9 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL68.7 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL72.6 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN74.7 mi.
Santa's VillageDundeeIL84.6 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN88.2 mi.
DinorexCrystal LakeIL88.2 mi.
Water Parks
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL83.4 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI84.8 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI94.4 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI99.9 mi.
Magic WatersCherry ValleyIL119.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Whittaker Woods Golf CourseNew BuffaloMI3.7 mi.
Grand Beach Golf CourseGrand BeachMI6.4 mi.
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI10.7 mi.
Valley Hills Golf CourseRolling PrairieIN11.5 mi.
Birch Tree Golf CourseNew CarlisleIN13.1 mi.
Michigan City Municipal Golf CourseMichigan CityIN13.4 mi.
Oak Tree Golf CoursePlainfieldIN14.3 mi.
Hanging Tree Golf ClubWestfieldIN19.3 mi.
Hamlet Golf CourseHamletIN20.6 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubSaint JosephMI21.9 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI22.7 mi.
Blossom TrailsBenton HarborMI23.2 mi.
Indian Lake Hills Golf CourseEau ClaireMI23.2 mi.
Lake Michigan Hills Golf ClubBenton HarborMI23.2 mi.
Pipestone Creek Golf CourseEau ClaireMI23.2 mi.
Blackthorn Golf ClubSouth BendIN24.9 mi.
Elbel Golf CourseSouth BendIN24.9 mi.
Erskine Golf CourseSouth BendIN24.9 mi.
Robin Hood Golf ClubSouth BendIN24.9 mi.
Studebaker Municipal Golf CourseSouth BendIN24.9 mi.
Whispering Pines Golf CourseWalkertonIN27.5 mi.
Robbinhurst Golf ClubValparaisoIN29.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI46.2 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI55.7 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI105.3 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI106.4 mi.
State Parks
Warren Woods State ParkMI3.7 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI7.8 mi. 
Indiana Dunes State ParkIN20.9 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN26.3 mi. 
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN14.9 mi.(Technology)
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI19.9 mi.(History)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN24.8 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN24.8 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN24.8 mi.(Art)
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN30.9 mi.(Art)
PullmanChicagoIL49.4 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL49.4 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL49.4 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN24.8 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL49.4 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL49.4 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL59.8 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI83.6 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI84.8 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN94.1 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI104.3 mi.

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