The Best: Autumn Corn Mazes

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KOA kampers tell us the best corn mazes to visit across North America

Leaves are changing color, the air has grown crisp and days are growing shorter. Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it all of the magic the season has to offer. And one of the best fall activities has to be a trip through a corn maze.

We asked KOA kampers on Facebook which corn mazes they enjoyed most—and that they’d recommend to others. As usual, they had a lot of great suggestions, including these:

KOA fan Sonnet Fitgerald loves Apple Jack Orchards in Delano, Minnesota. “The whole farm is a GREAT stop,” she said, “with pick your own berries and apples, hay rides, animals, and an ‘apple cannon’ that shoots apples at targets across the field! We live in the area and LOVE it!”

Lisa Berndt Schade suggested Jacob’s Corn Maze in Traverse City, Michigan. Jacob’s Farm has been owned by the Witkop family for over 100 years and is a designated “Centennial Farm”. The corn maze, which began in 2008, has three paths ranging from just .2 miles to 2.9 miles—making it perfect for people of all ages.

If you’re near Gardner, Kansas, kamper Cindy Clark Barta says that you need to visit the KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. This year’s maze pays homage to Kansas City Royals baseball, and there are a lot of other activities, too, including a mining sluice, gourd gun shooting, a zip line and more.

Visiting Winnipeg, Manitoba? If the answer is yes, Laurie Yaskiw says that a stop at Manitoba’s oldest corn maze is a must. Race through “A Maze in Corn” during the day, or go on a flashlight adventure after dark. You might also want to check out the haunted forest, which promises to deliver chills, thrills and scares galore.

“Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” is the theme of the Lattin Farms Corn Maze in Fallin, Nevada. Recommended by Mary Morton-Johnson, this maze lets you find your way through trails of watermelon, strawberries, tomatoes and milk. While you’re at the farm, you can also take in the on-farm bakery, hayrides and pumpkin tower.

They say that everything’s big in Texas, and the maze at At’l Do Farms near Lubbock is no different. Dave Chasteen suggested a visit to this 12-acre field, which is celebrating its tenth year with a scarecrow-themed design. The nearby patch includes 100 glowing jack-o-lanterns carved with Disney characters, celebrities and fall themes. And for a snack, you can try some delicious roasting corn.

In New York, Jennifer Patten McLean says to make sure to schedule in a getaway at Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke. Play the passport game to help navigate you through the maze, or have navigational clues and maze info texted to your phone. There’s also “The Haunted Farmer’s House”, the “Forest of Fear” and “Brad’s Barnyard Adventure” to appeal to kids of all ages.

Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm in Wheatland, California is, according to Robert Horton, “Awesome fun for the whole family.” Take the corn maze challenge, and you could win prizes as you answer questions to find your way through the maze. While you’re there, you’ll have a ball riding the Coyote Mountain slide, pan for marbles, or ride the BPF Line Railroad.

Oregon Dairy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is home to Stephanie Morrison-Summers’ favorite corn maze. “It’s a cow maze that is udderly fantastic” she wrote. “Be sure to stop in for breakfast; they serve you a homemade glazed donut and milk along with your breakfast order. And their chocolate milk is the best—made from the brown cows right on the farm. ;) ” In addition to the massive maze, there are also garden tractor barrel rides, pedal tractors, and a straw tunnel and toy box for kids.

Idaho’s original corn maze is located at the Farmstead in Boise, and is a favorite of kamper Rita Anderson. There are literally miles of trails in this 15-acre field which in 2010 has been sculpted to pay tribute to the state’s whitewater. Older visitors will enjoy the “Field of Screams”, an the whole family will love pig races and pony rides.

Do you have a favorite corn maze or fall tradition you’d like to share? Post it below!

  • tina lambert

    Here’s a sampling of other corn mazes.

  • Jerry Gilbert

    The corn maize at BIG HORSE FEED in Temecula, CA is fantastic. It is always been done in a patriotic theme. Lots of fun and other activities. The Pumkin patch is really nice too.

  • shay evans

    gentry farm franklin tennessee

  • Jay Henry

    Layman’s corn maze in Montvale,Va Every year they have a theme that can be seen from the air! Last year was Virginia Tech and this year is FARM OF FUN /FARM OF FEAR featuring a funny scarecrow and on the other side a haunted house,all cut out of the corn field. This is a family run farm and all the local school children go there and get a free pumpkin. Wagon rides, apples and lots of yummy stuff. Great fun!

  • Glen Snow

    The best is located in Northeast Arkansas at Pumpkin Hollow. You can view it on pumpkinhollow.com. If you are near there in October, they have three night-time haunting attractions, “Bubba’s Butcher Barn”, “Haunted Mine” and “Haunted Woods”. They also have many children friendly activities.

  • Sandy Markham

    Pumpkinville on Sugartown Road in Great Valley,NY. has a great corn maze for visitors, a corn cannon to shoot,old-time cider mill that presses cider daily, a cow train for the kids and hayrides. Hundreds of pumpkins to pick from. Pumpkin donutsl made right there. A “Boo-tique” to shop. This years “Biggest Pumpkin” contest winner weighed in at over 1400 lbs. Family run, Pumpkinville has something for everyone. Located 5 minutes from Holiday Valley Ski Resort in Ellicottville, NY.

  • B. Davis

    The Great Godfrey Corn Maze in Godfrey, IL (very near St. Louis, MO) is incredible. They really have 2 – one regular & one “haunted” at the time right around Halloween. They also have hay rides, cornboxes (like sandboxes, but with corn), and lots of other stuff. Great place to host a birthday party!

  • Roscoe

    Londonderry NH has a huge corn maze, me and my wife finally gave up after 3.5-4hrs. and exited out an emergency exit. We had tons of fun, maybe this year we will beat it! I can’t imagine it at night with all the flashlights going through.

  • Anita Vice

    Moore’s Farm outside of Tyler,Texas on County Road 181 it is a great Pumpkin Farm with Great People too. Hay rides to the pumkin patch then a maze for more fun. You can feed the animals too. Ducks. pigs, goat,ponies etc.

  • Barry Busbee

    Around the Denver Colorado area I recommend ANderson Farms. I believe they have over 20,000 visitors each year.

  • Sandie Kafarski

    any corn mazes in IL????

  • sara prince

    Great email! Great info this month! Thanks!

  • deborah roberts

    The Great Corn Maze, North Danville, Vermont (VT) … Google it!

  • Alan

    Tom’s Maze – Germantown, OH

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  • Julie

    Only one weekend left, but Kyker Farms Corn Maze in Sevierville, Tennessee is awesome! Fall colors everywhere on an 8 generation family farm. Scavenger Hunt, Meadow Maze, Haunted Trail, hayrides, pumpkin patch etc.
    http://www.kykerfarmscornmaze.com