Planes, cranes, and non-automobiles — and baboons, too! There’s a little something for everyone in Pulaski County.


Where in the world can you observe thousands of migrating sandhill cranes in the spring and fall; say hello to riparian residents while you ‘yak, canoe, or tube down the river in the summer; or visit retired monkeys year-round? If you didn’t guess Pulaski County, you’re probably wrong. 

At the heart of our community is the Tippecanoe River; two livery services rent equipment for those who do not own, and there are a half-dozen DNR public-access points across the county. Reptiles, fish, heron, beloved otters, and all sorts of mammals lurk along the banks, waiting to welcome you to our slice of paradise.

Near Medaryville, in the northwestern part of the county, the Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area is a preferred stop of the sandhill cranes as they migrate to the north in the spring and back to the south in the fall. It’s almost baffling how mesmerizing and wondrous they can be.

Tippecanoe River

And in the north-central part of the county, tucked away on a quiet country road, is the Peaceable Primate Sanctuary. Overseen by a former Lincoln Park and Brookfield animal handler, the Sanctuary is a retirement community where baboons and other monkeys live out their post-lab days in an enriching, safe, and playful environment. While PPS isn’t open for walk-in guests, they offer the opportunity to schedule visits to view and to support our Pulaski primates. 

Oh, and the non-automobiles? We offer the 22-miles-and-growing Panhandle Pathway multimodal trail, which starts near downtown Winamac and takes you across the river and through beautiful countryside, a handful of villages, and another town before you get to come back — or ride the roads until you can hop on another trail.

And the planes? We’re home to the Winamac Aeromodelers, RC-plane enthusiasts who hold fly-in events twice a year and operate at a local runway dedicated solely to sending these little jets high above our community. 

In Pulaski County, we live it; you’ll love — no matter your speed or species. 

Panhandle Pathway Multimodal Trail

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