Top 10 Fall Corn Mazes in the U.S.
It’s about that time again, that time when you take a look around and notice that what was once lush and green is now turning auburn and gold, as fall is upon us once again. Crisp cool air, the crunching of leaves with every step you take, and that wonderful reason to put on a comfy sweater and grab a cup of coffee is finally here. What’s more is that now is the season for bonfires, football games, and perhaps my favorite seasonal activity, corn mazes. There are several farms around the nation boasting the best, biggest, most baffling corn mazes within their fall festivities, and here are the ones that have made Group Tours Top Ten list. You aren’t going to want to miss out on all this "corn-fusion!"
Sever’s Corn Maze - Topping our list for the best fall corn mazes is the “Midwest original” corn maze, Sever’s Maze. This is the owning couples’ (Sever and Sharon Peterson) 19th year helping people get lost in the corn, in their small town of Shakopee, Minnesota. The theme changes yearly, this year being a tribute to firefighters around the nation. This 14-acre massive myriad of trails is also well known for the farms fall festival, including a local favorite "Pumpkin Blaster." Guests can shoot pumpkins they choose from the neighboring patch at hay bales, visit the petting zoo, grab something to eat, or just spend all morning getting lost in the maze!
Happy Day Farm Corn Maze - Next stop, Manalapan, New Jersey, for this 10-acre "amaizing" wonder. This year’s theme is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, featuring a stunning patriotic design. At Happy Day they embrace the motto "getting lost is all about finding fun," as they also offer several different fun aspects to their maze games. Here you can play maize-o-poly, collecting pieces for your board as you traverse through the corn, use their handy "corn text," answering questions about the maze for clues on where to go next through your smartphone, or even take advantage of their personal GPS satellite if you get truly lost.
Treinen Farm Corn Maze - Considered Wisconsin’s largest corn maze is the century-long family-owned Treinen Farm. This farm is 200 acres, the maze a whopping 15 acres itself. Treinen is well known for the farm fall festival, featuring a pumpkin patch, hayrides, games, a playground, and concessions yearly. The corn maze itself features over 6 dizzying miles of trail and is themed after a classic Aesop fable this year, the Fox and the Grapes.
Great Vermont Maze - What makes a great corn maze? How about a 32-foot underground tunnel and 30-foot cabin cruiser sailing over the corn? Here at Great Vermont Maze in North Danville, they have held their ground on maze fun for 15 years now. The maze is 10 acres, with 3 miles of trails and 50 feet of bridges. The owners of this 3rd generation dairy farm suggest saving 2-5 hours to fully enjoy their twisty corn maze, offering festive fall snacks along the way!
Connors Farm Corn Maze - Bigger isn’t always better here at Connors Farm in Danvers, Massachusetts. This 7-acre corn maze is all about the design, this year being Wild Wild West, previous designs varying from Witches of Salem to Family Guy. Connors Farm embraces the fall festival season to it’s fullest, offering zombie paintball, haunted farm, flashlight mazes, apple bobbing, pig racing, petting zoos, corn box, and so much more. If you are a fan of fall and fall activities, this is the place for you!
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm Corn Maze - This corn maze in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is known as one of the world's most interactive and mind-bending corn mazes. Cherry Crest features 5 acres and 2.5 miles of maze, as well as maze master helpers and a game board full of clues and challenges along the way. You can choose your level of difficulty before starting and will receive instruction beforehand as well as "kernels of knowledge" along the way. Don Frantz is responsible for annually designing the "Amazing Maize Maze" and continues to draw an adventurous crowd year after year.
Richardson Farm Corn Maze - Welcome to the world’s largest corn maze, at Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois. This astounding farm features 33 acres of corn maze, holding 4 separate mazes within. You will find 24 checkpoints and 5 different interactive games within these miles and miles of corn, as well as 3 very scenic wooden bridges to take in the fall vistas from. This year the theme of the design is the Stanley Cup Champions, and this location also offers a full moon special the locals love called "Maze til Midnight."
Long and Scott Farms Corn Maze - The next maze is a uniquely seasoned farm in Mt. Dora, Florida. Long and Scott Farms offers a longer and more regularly attended season, seeing as the Florida winter comes later than usual. This 10-year-old, 7-acre farm features twisting pathways, question and answer posts, and picture rubbings throughout. Before you enter you will watch a short video and discuss the rules as you break into teams of 4-6 and discuss your gameplay. Spend a day here having fun and getting lost, or take in the more competitive side of things as you hurry to be the first team to win!
P Bar Farms Corn Maze - P Bar Farms corn maze is the oldest operating maze in Oklahoma, located in Weatherford. This maze features 3.5 miles of trails and over 100 decision points. This year’s theme is a dinosaur inspired Lost in Time design, one of the curviest yet. The farm itself has been under operation for over 100 years and features tons of fall fun such as barn laser tag, pumpkin patch, fall mini-golf, a petting zoo, hayrides, and so much more. The scarier side of this farm comes out in October with “The Amazing Freak Show” as well as the haunted barn and maze.
Frederika Fall Festival Corn Maze - The last one to grace our list is the Frederika Fall Festival Corn Maze in Avondale, Colorado. This popular maze features year-by-year epic designs paired with gorgeous fall Pike’s Peak views. The atmosphere is full-on fall, featuring pumpkin flings, bounce houses, costume contests, pumpkin decorating, and unique local favorites such as the dog parade and chili roasting. The theme typically celebrates the state heritage or Poblano culture.