By Don Steen
Lakeview Orchards has had some rainy weekends this month, but few have been uneventful. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Halloween all feature plenty of family activities to get the most out of the fall season. The grounds offer a chance to navigate a corn maze, pick your own pumpkin from a patch and even decorate your pumpkin on site. To highlight the spirit of the season, a hayride will provide a scenic tour of the nearby pumpkin and corn fields on the way to the maze before looping back to the main area. Fresh apple cider is also available for purchase on site, and there’s plenty of room for a picnic to spend the day outdoors.
Visitors can also check out the nearby pumpkin field, which sports several varieties in all shapes and sizes. Jim Seiler of Lakeview Orchard noted this year has, for one reason or another, seen a larger number of big pumpkins. Many larger examples wound up growing on the same vine, a somewhat rare occurrence.
Tyler Hermann, organizer for Fall Family Fun, noted business has been steady so far this season, even during periods of rainfall. One last Halloween “hooplah” is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 30 to hype up the penultimate night of the Halloween season.
Hayrides and corn maze admission is $3 per person. The activities are based at 2315 North Orchard Road, just down the road from the main Lakeview Orchard building. For more information, call (812) 649-2753.