Laithwaite Apple Park

by Rachel Lynn

A couple of weeks ago our family visited Laithwaite Apple Park.  The park is located 1km east of Goderich on hwy 8.   It’s not just an apple park.  It’s also a farm that has many sculptures from cement, metal, fieldstone and found materials by George Laithwaite (1873-1956).  Some of the figures were created as satirical or political commentary on world events, while others were based on comic strip characters.  Most of his statues were created as a hobby during slow economic times.
statueapplepark_1

The Apple Park also features a farm store selling seasonal products.  Some products include apples, fruit in season, potatoes, honey, jam, apple butter, apple cider, squash and many more.  It is open year round.

Products available at Apple Park

Products available at Apple Park

On this visit the Lynn Family had pumpkins in mind as well as apples.  There are so many kinds of apples so Rachel asked which one she should use for an apple pie.  Pauline (one of the owners) mentioned she likes Courtland.  These apples were huge!  And delicious too.  Thanks to Pauline’s suggestion, Rachel made a mean apple pie.

Courtland

Courtland

Bea choosing her pumpkin

Bea choosing her pumpkin

 

pumpkins found a happy home

pumpkins found a happy home

 

Laithwaite Apple Park
35563 Huron Rd,
Goderich
519-524-7763.

lat 43.720683, lng -81.675477