Take at least 3 acres, a variety of corn, and a gps system and you have a recipe for a fun corn maze.
I always wondered how farmers created elaborate designs and I really enjoyed reading this interesting article that enlightened me on the process.
So where can you get in some aMAZing fun?
Perfect for Families with Little Ones
Riverview Farm in Plainfield has a kid friendly corn maze with a lovely backstory. Two local artists help create designs to tell stories along the way so even when there’s a dead end, you get a visual treat to entertain you. My husband, son, and I did it in under twenty minutes. While you’re there try a wagon ride, PYO apples, Mac’s Maple creamee and more goodies in their farm store. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm, 7 days Aug.-Oct.
Perfect for the Incredible View
Patch Orchards in Lebanon has a corn maze for you to try. To celebrate your accomplishment admire the view while indulging in their donuts and maple creamees. My friend says they’re both very good. Hours: Open on the weekends in Sept. and daily 9-5 in Oct.
Great Year round to Shop Local
Path of Life Hedge Maze
While not a corn maze, you can enjoy a hedge maze in Windsor year-round at the Path of Life Sculpture Garden. Enjoy the other great local businesses in Artissn Park. Cost and Hours: Dawn to dusk, $3 for ages 4-12, $6 ages 13+/
Beyond the Upper Valley
Great Vermont Corn Maze
Visit the biggest corn maze in New England at the Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville, VT, about an hour and a half away from the Upper Valley. Two and a half hours of puzzle solving surrounded by 10’ corn, but you should really give yourself the whole day. See bridges and other features like a big boat on your adventure. Need something a little tamer? There’s a scenic route that takes around 40 min and has just the maze feature highlights. Kids will enjoy the Pretendin’ Area as well: kids can climb through tunnels, jump on hay bales, explore the pretend village, and play barnyard golf. Cost and Hours: $10-15, under 4 is free. Open at 10 am. Last maze entry at 2 pm on weekdays, and 3 pm on weekends.
Hathaway Corn Maze
Hathaway Corn Maze is ranked #2 for kid friendly corn mazes in the nation, located in Rutland, VT about an hour and 15 min from the Upper Valley. This farm is packed with fun and unique activities: corn maze, mini maze, play area, area to pet farm animals, and more. Figure out the clues while in the corn maze. Enjoy views of the corn maze from 4 big bridges, test your trivia and check the map on your phone, play in the corn pit, ride the go carts, see the duck races, and enjoy a story walk. Kids will love visiting the cows, bunnies, chickens, and donkeys. On weekends see singing chickens and take a wagon ride. Or even try the maze at night!