WATERTOWN, MN – Although a tornado tore through Luce Line Orchard in Watertown in July, orchard activities are in full swing this season.
Luce Line Orchard in Watertown has apples galore.
More than 200 volunteers helped bring the landscape back to a state of beauty, and even with the loss of 5,000 trees, there’s still 5,000 trees left – and plenty of ripe, red fruit to go with it.
“We have tons of apples – Honeycrisp, SweeTango, Harlson, SnoSweet, and Zestar!” said Abby Pawelk, daughter of owners Rich Pawelk and Terri Traen Pawelk.
Now, the only signs that a storm swiped the area are on the nature trail.
“We left some of the twisted trees for people to see, and we have markers out there so they can read about what happened,” Abby said.
Luce Line Orchard is popular for dates, and couples have been known to get engaged on the romantic nature trail.
Children love the orchard, too, with a u-pick pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn maze, hayrides, food, and more.
A service member appreciation day is planned for Saturday, Oct. 17, and firefighters, police officers, and military personnel who display their badges will receive special discounts.
$5 off a peck of #1 apples!
Mention this blog post to receive $5 off a full peck of #1 apples at Luce Line Orchard in Watertown. Expires Nov. 1, 2015
For more orchard info, go to www.lucelineorchard.com or check out the Luce Line Orchard Facebook page.
Click here to see a gallery of orchard photos: http://photos.herald-journal.com/Watertown-2015/Luce-Line-Orchard-in-Watertown/
(Content sponsored by Luce Line Orchard.)