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Listen to a Crane!!

Welcome to the Crane Cruise


Basic Info

The Crane Cruise is sponsored by the Medaryville, Indiana Volunteer Fire Department and will take place on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. Ride lengths will be from 12, 25, to 50 miles on flat, paved rural roads (helmets are required). Our sag stops are stocked with both friendly people and great homemade goodies. Please give this ride a try, you won’t be disappointed! Registration will be from 8 AM till 1 PM at the Lions Building in Medaryville. Maps will be available. The Sandhill crane presentation will be at 5:30 PM EST at the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Refuge. If you have questions, please call Shaun Hauptli at (219) 204-1430, or send e-mail to

Crane info: The sandhill cranes that are in the Medaryville area are on their fall migration path. The past years the number of cranes present during the ride number approximately 10,000. The cranes return nightly to the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area after feeding in area farm fields during the day. The Medaryville area is home to the largest concentrations of sandhills east of the Mississippi river

Current crane count: N/A

Sag support will end at 4PM EST. We ask that all riders plan their ride to finish by 4PM EST!!.

Area Lodging Accomodations

*MOTELS*		Town		Dist	Phone

Oak View Motel		North Judson	15NE	574-896-3333
Indian Head Motel   	Winamac		15E	574-946-6161
Astoria Inn		Knox		25NE	574-772-2227
Holiday Inn Express	Rensselaer	25SW	1-800-HOLIDAY
Meadow Springs B&B	Francesville	10S	219-954-0042

Lafayette Indiana has all the national chains       50 S
Valparaiso Indiana has all the national chains       40N


Tortuga Inn		Winamac		15E	574-946-6969


*Tippecanoe River State Park Winamac	15E	574-946-3213
Broken Arrow Campground   Winamac	15E	574-946-4566

There is also primitive camping available at Medaryville in a couple of Lions Club members' backyards. 

For questions, please contact Shaun Hauptli at (219) 204-1430, or send email to