5 Corn Mazes To Check Out This FallOct 02, 2023 02:43PM ● By Rose Terami
Though not all corn mazes are created equal, they make a fun family or friend outing, whether it ends in victory or defeat. Locally and around Vermont and New Hampshire, there are quite a few corn maze options to choose from, varying in challenge, design, and execution. Here are our five top picks for 2023.
Riverview Farm – Plainfield, New Hampshire
Close to home, Riverview Farm in Plainfield is your go-to spot for all things fall-themed, including a family-friendly and locally designed corn maze! This year’s maze – designed by Norwich local Emily Zea – features monsters and folklore of New England. Discover Riverview Farm’s fall corn maze through Zea’s talented storytelling and art – an experience you and your family will not soon forget!
The maze at Riverview Farm costs $8 per
person, and ages 4 and under are free. Riverview Farm is located at 141 River
Rd. in Plainfield, New Hampshire.
Patch Orchards – Lebanon, New Hampshire
For another local option, try the corn maze at Patch Orchards in Lebanon. This maze is open September through October and costs $7 per person, with children 6 and under free.
While you’re there, check out apple picking, farmstand cider doughnuts, maple soft serve, local produce, and more!
You can find Patch Orchards at 40 Patch Rd. in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Open 10 am to 5 pm through November.
Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze – Rutland, Vermont
Don’t forget to add this Vermont-famous corn maze to your fall bucket list this year!
Located at 741 Prospect Hill Rd. in Rutland, Vermont, Hathaway Farm has been producing award-winning corn mazes for twenty years. Choose between the more challenging Big Maze or the toddler-friendly Mini Maze, or visit during Moonlight Madness on Saturday nights through October (open until 9 p.m., byo flashlight).
Tickets cost $15 for adults (12 y/o and up), $10 for seniors (over 65), $12 for children (4-11), and are free for children 3 and under. Tickets are nonrefundable and valid for the 2023 only, and can be purchased online or at the farm. The corn maze is open from 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays and weekends (except Tuesdays), and until 9 pm on Saturdays for Moonlight Madness (last one on October 21).
Great Vermont Corn Maze – Danville, Vermont
Located in Danville, the Great Vermont Corn Maze is the largest corn maze in New England, covering 24 acres and taking about 2 hours to solve on average. Featuring winding dirt trails and 10-foot-tall walls of corn, this corn maze is sure to keep your mind spinning and your heart pumping!
This challenging and lengthy maze is recommended for healthy adults in their mid-twenties to early 60s or adult families with young children (though strollers and wagons are not recommended). The maze is not recommended for most teenagers, and children under 15 are not allowed to enter the maze without direct adult supervision. For interested visitors who have health or other concerns, a Scenic Maze (45-minute scenic walk through a cornfield with directions) and a children’s play area are also available to enjoy.
Purchasing tickets online in advance of your visit is recommended and can be purchased up until 10 a.m. on the day of your visit. Online and day-of ticket prices vary, starting at $15 per person (children and seniors) and $25 per adult.
The corn maze is open most
days, but hours of operation are subject to change due to ticket
availability. The last day of the Great Vermont Corn Maze is Sunday, October
Kingdom Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – Sutton, Vermont
The Kingdom Corn Maze at Simpson Farm is a classic fall activity that you won’t want to miss!
Choose between three corn mazes (walking or mountain biking), or explore them all, for one price! Enjoy 7.5 acres of walking corn mazes and a family friendly corn maze that takes about 45 minutes to complete. This year’s maze theme is “Field of Dreams”, with two maze games to participate in to help get you through – The Farm Scene Investigation and The Passport Game (less challenging, geared toward children).
Find Kingdom Corn Maze at 1350 Burke Rd. in Sutton, Vermont. View the corn maze calendar and hours here. Tickets are only available for purchase at the maze (cash or credit cards); view pricing online.