The final Wednesday evening group walk for the “Walking Lake Pepin” participants took place on Aug. 17. The location of the walk was a mystery until Paul Luhmann, Pepin Heights manager, met the group at Roschen Park to escort them up to the original Pepin Heights Orchard on the bluff overlooking Lake City and Lake Pepin.
Paul spoke of the history of the orchard being established by Gil and Evelyn Courtier in 1949. The orchard continued under Courtier management by their son Dennis until 2018. Ferguson Orchards now manages the original orchard.