October 14, 2004

Cornfield Mazes

Nope, it's not Children of the Corn (book or movies), nor is it Psycho Scarecrow (truly putrid, no review needed beyond that), we're talking about gigantic farm field mazes laid out for fun.

A lot of these places offer more than just wandering around lost in a cornfield for a little while (or a long while, depending on the complexity), they also have traditional farm activities like pumpkin patches, apple picking, hayrides and more.

Here's a map of cornfield mazes from the largest company in the world to specialize in them (who knew?). They have mazes in the US, Canada, Mexico, England and Italy! I'd suggest Google too, because this is just one company's offerings, and there are many others, and some farms do their own without hiring professionals.

Still not convinced? Read this description of someone who did a maze, it sounds like a lot of fun. If you do try this, let me know about it.

Posted by Ted at October 14, 2004 04:43 AM
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My family and I went to a corn maze a few weeks ago. Along with a 5 acre maze was a petting zoo, tractor rides, and farm tours. It was located near Lancaster, PA, and was touted as the first farm in the US to have a corn maze.

It was fun, you enter the maze looking for 12 mail boxes hidden in the field. The mailboxes contain pieces of the maze map. You also get a flag attached to a ten foot piece of pvc. You use this to signal maze employees if you need assistance. You wave the flag and they answer via a PA system.

People try to collect all map pieces. We were in the maze for about 3 hours, got halk of the pieces and found our way out by trial and error.

Highly recommended.

Posted by: mikep at October 14, 2004 07:07 PM
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