The Hidden Gem of Indiana, Come Visit Pulaski County

The Hidden Gem of Indiana, Come Visit Pulaski County

There is something for everyone over in Pulaski County. The county is nestled in Northern Indiana’s breathtaking Tippecanoe River valley where there are over 10,000 acres of pristine parkland to explore or get wonderfully lost in.

The crowning jewel of Pulaski County is the Tippecanoe River, one of the top 10 most important freshwater systems in America to preserve, according to the Nature Conservancy. Come enjoy a relaxing ride down this majestic river as it winds through the towns of Monterey and Winamac. Have no fear if you are needing to rent a canoe or kayak as Tippy-Canoe Rentals or Riverside Rentals have everything you’d need. Come connect with nature on the river.

Or, if you're looking for a more adrenaline-filled time, Pulaski County can also provide some faster paced entertainment. There are many opportunities for wild-dove and pheasant hunting buried in the heart of this rural county. Sandy Prairie Hunt Club offers more than 200 acres of a hunter's wonderland. Whereas Winamac Fish and Wildlife Area has tremendous potential for hunting deer, wild turkey, rabbit, quail, squirrel, woodcock, dove, and pheasant. They even have a two-acre pond housing bluegill, channel catfish, and largemouth bass. The Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area is home to shoreline fishing, two gravel boat ramps, and numerous small ponds. Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, snipe, dove, sora rails, woodcock, waterfowl and wild turkey all inhabit the area, challenging mature marksmen and first-timers alike.

2018-Pulaski-County-Launch-2Or perhaps you’d like to test yourself against your fellow man. Over at Fort Knox Paintball, you can test your mettle on 13 different themed battlefields, including a brand new zombie-themed field. If paintball isn’t your game, but you still need to satisfy your competitive itch, then look no further than Moss Creek Golf Course. They offer 18 holes of pure golfing bliss. Just west of US-35, you can find Pond View Golf Course which offers a practice facility and PGA lessons!

Pulaski County is home to some of the state's most beautiful parks. Tippecanoe River State Park has countless activities and over 2500 acres to explore along the Tippecanoe River. They even have areas for camping! Then, at Winamac Town Park, covering around 40 acres, there are things to do for the whole family. You can find a walking trail, playground equipment, a basketball court, volleyball court, and even tennis courts. A large portion of the park is home to the 4-H Fairgrounds which hosts the annual county fair and the Northern Indiana Power for the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Show.

Speaking of events, you’ll never be bored in Pulaski County. There are numerous festivals and community events to fill your calendar with. The Francesville Fall Festival is held every year to celebrate “the small town with the big heart." Booths dot Francesville streets with artists, craftsmen, demonstrations, and of course mouth watering food carts. Over Labor Day Weekend, in friendly Monterey, they hold the Monterey Days Festival. This family-friendly weekend is filled with nonstop live entertainment, plates upon plates of food, and fun games and contest for the kids. Bring the kids, bring your friends, and have a great time.

There is something for everyone in Pulaski County. “It takes a village” isn’t just a slogan in Pulaski County, it’s a way of life. It’s the simple things that make Pulaski County a great place to visit.