There’s no better way to lose yourself in the wonder of fall than to get crazy with a corn maze. It’s time to throw on your favorite sweater, enjoy a glass or two of apple anything (we suggest sangria) and have a field day in … the field. Not so keen on wandering through a grain patch? Many of the spots on this list offer other activities like apple picking, “haunted hayrides,” cider donuts and petting zoos.
Preston Farms: Preston, CT
This family run farm has been in operation since 1923 and this year’s labyrinth winds 3-5 miles in southeast Connecticut.
Plasko’s Farm: Trumbull, CT
Perfect for families, the “Monster Mystery Corn Maze” stretches 1.5 miles over 4-acres through 10-foot-tall corn and operates seven days a week through Halloween. Also available are hayrides and $1 of every ticket is donated to charity.
Lyman Orchards: Middlefield, CT
Voted by Connecticut Magazine as the Best Farm/Orchard of 2016, enjoy the 2 miles of trails or get lost on your own as you enjoy the on-site apple and pumpkin picking.
Foster Family Farm: South Windsor, CT
(Best for child’s birthday party)
Throw your kid’s next birthday in one of the three party rooms available at Foster’s before exploring two corn mazes which span 8 acres of land and 4 miles of trails.
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm: Moosup, CT
Have kids who are not super into figuring out mazes? Not a problem. See the farm from the comfort of the daily hayrides or experience a meet and greet with the barnyard animals.
Pumpkin Valley Farm: Dayton, ME
(Best for families)
This family farm has an impressive six-acre maze, hayrides, petting zoo, pumpkin picking and a jumping pillow (think: giant trampoline), which is fun for kids of all ages.
Davis Mega Maze: Sterling, MA
This farm is for anyone who approaches “mazing” like a sport. (You know who you are.) Boasting eight acres of corn and nearly three miles of paths, Davis Farmland gives you the option to choose from seven levels of maze intensity.
Marini Farm: Ipswitch, MA
Are you fan of the dark? Explore the ten miles of pathways at Marini Farm after sunset with “Flashlight Nights” every Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 10:30pm.
Mike’s Maze: Sunderland, MA
Are you the thrill-seeking type? Join the Zombie Paintball Night Patrol at Mike’s Maze and venture out through the trails of the haunted maze to slay the walking dead.
Sauchuk Farms: Plimpton, MA
Come for the outdoor activities including corn cannons and jumping pillows, but leave with some of the freshest seasonal produce in New England from Sauchuk’s renowned farm stand!
Springdale Farms: Cherry Hill, NJ
The Native American-themed “Maize Quest” maze is fun and educational with pictures, games and clues to help both kids and parents find the exit.
Howell Living History Farm: Hopewell Valley, NJ
They’re not kidding with the ‘living history’ part here. Participate in New Jersey’s longest-running corn maze at this 250-year-old farm where kids under four get in free.
Happy Day Farm: Manalapan, NJ
This modern farm has installed an overhead GPS capable of snapping pics of your group as you make your way through this year’s Rutgers-themed trails. Stumped? Hints are available via text message.
Alstede Farms: Chester, NJ
(Best for kids)
While the Jeep-themed maze at Alstede Farms this year is made of sunflowers and not corn, there are plenty of other family-friendly activities to explore including pony rides and a massive hay pyramid for climbing.
Great Vermont Corn Maze: Danville, VT
(Biggest time commitment)
Covering 10 acres with approximately three miles of trails, the folks at the Great Vermont Corn Maze (the largest in New England) recommend you pack a lunch for your excursion, which they say can last up to 5 hours!
Clark Farms: Wakefield, RI
Dubbed “Best in New England” by Yankee Magazine, Clark Farms’ African safari-themed maze will likely be a wild adventure for the whole family.
Sever’s Corn Maze & Fall Festival: Shakopee, MN
Additional attractions at this 20-year-old seasonal draw include magic and wildlife shows, pig races and pumpkin and apple picking.
Treinen Farm: Lodi, WI
This year’s theme of “rainbows, kittens, and killer baby unicorns” sprawls across 15 acres — nearly 15 football fields (!) — of corn. Each person who tackles the 6 miles of twists and turns is eligible to win prizes.
Connors Farm: Danvers, MA
This year’s winding Charlie Brown-themed maze will drive you peanuts — sorry, too corny?
Queens County Farm Museum: Floral Park, NY
If farm living isn’t the life for you, keep this corn maze in mind. This tightly wound 45-minute challenge can be found on three acres in the outskirts of NYC’s borough of Queens with this year’s theme being “The Big Apple,” of course.