(Connors Farm ) Connors Farm: Danvers, MA
Fall’s Most Amazing Corn Mazes
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013Katrina Brown Hunt, FoxNews.comIt’s easy to get lost in the joys of autumn, from crisp air and colorful foliage to football mania and harvest fests. But what about literally getting lost in a labyrinth of towering corn stalks?
Corn mazes have become an increasingly common and mega-popular part of pumpkin patches and fall festivals and, for some farms, mowing down stalks is elevated to an art form.
Corn mazes can also make a great excursion for families. While some labyrinths take just 45 minutes to navigate, others can take hours—so pack a bottle or two of water, some snacks, and perhaps your cell phone. Here is where to find the biggest and most interesting mazes this fall:
Connors Farm: Danvers, MA
Twenty miles north of Boston, this maze has gotten raves for being super-creepy in the past: 2011’s design featured the “witches” of Salem, and led one extra-lost family to eventually call 911. This year’s maze theme is Welcome to the Jungle, with the faces of a giant, lion, monkey and more in the field. Other activities include pig and duck races, bounce houses and pedal carts. On select evenings, you can also do the maze by flashlight. Open daily though Oct. 31. Admission: $12.95 for ages 3 to 64; $9.95 for seniors; free for ages 2 and under.
Richardson Adventure Farm: Spring Grove, IL
This year, the 33-acre maze located about midway between Chicago and Milwaukee looks like a giant Beatles poster, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s first album. There are also 24 hidden checkpoints, a farm-scene-investigation game, a 50-foot tube slide and even a zip line. Open Wed.-Sun., through Oct. 27. Admission: $11.50 for ages 13 and up; $8.50 for ages 4 to 12 ; free for kids 3 and under.Read more: Fox News