Experience a day of riddles, hidden clues, and of course, corn, at these top 10 corn mazes right outside the city!
With October upon us, what better way to celebrate trickery than solving your way out of a corn maze?! Bring family and friends for a day of trial and error as you navigate your way through corn as far as the eye can see at mazes nearest to New York City.
1. Queens County Farm, Queens
The Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm this year follows the theme “Music To Your Ears.” It is open weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and has expanded hours on Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to accommodate social distancing. Along your way through this 3-acre maze you must solve puzzles, uncover clues, and find your way out of the maze. They are even offering a nighttime special on Saturday October 9th and 16th called Maze By Moonlight where you have your chance of escaping the maze after hours at 9:00 p.m.
Where: 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens
2. Stony Hill Farms, NJ
You’re sure to get lost in this 10-acre corn maze packed with misleading walkways and bridges throughout. In addition, there are games positioned throughout the maze as you try and discover it’s annual theme. Don’t worry if you get completely lost because you can always call or locate a Maze Master!
Where: 15 North Rd, Chester, NJ
3. Argos Farm, NJ
This farm is sure to offer you a fun-filled day with the family! Explore the 2-acre maze open everyday of the week in October (M-F 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. & S-S 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Make sure to purchase your tickets online and take a look at all of their past maze designs sure to get you excited for your chance at escaping this years!
Where: 1250 Lacey Rd, Forked River, NJ
4. Harbes Orchard, Long Island
Open weather permitting, Harbes Orchard offers a variety of mazes to entertain you this fall. You can choose between the Wizard Of Oz Maze or the Robin Hood Corn Maze. Both offer exciting new challenges for you to overcome as you embark on your journey through the maze. For an extra scare, join the orchard for a Spooky Night Maze October 26th! Visitors must bring their own flashlights as the thrill begins at 7:00 p.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m.
Where: 812 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY
5. Barton Orchards, NY
Running on weekends only, this 5-acre maze is great for all ages. The fall 2020 theme is Drive-In Movies, promising twists and turns to get you lost in the fun. You can purchase your tickets online while you check their events calendar and stay up to date on all of the activities offered.
Where: 63 Apple Tree Ln, Poughquag, NY
6. F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm, Long Island
Test your skills and figure your way out of this 7-acre corn maze themed “Arabian Nights, Legend Of The Lamp.” You’ll be sure to find dead ends, mis-steps, and a whole lot of joy for every age. Not including admission fee, this maze is open on weekends and holidays charging $9 for hours of amusement!
Where: 26 Pinelawn Rd, Melville, NY
7. Outhouse Orchards, NY
Blast off and race your friends and family in this spaced themed corn maze! Learn all about space as you find secret clues and travel through winding paths on your mission to find your way out. Order tickets online and get ready to solve this otherworldly maze!
Where: 139 Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem, NY
8. Ort Farms, NJ
For over six generations, Ort Farms has brought joy and festivities to the fall months. Their corn maze is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekends 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at $6 per person. The farm even offers hayrides, pony rides, and apple canons!
Where: 25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley, NJ
9. Alstede Farms, NJ
Included with your admission ticket to the farm, advance your way through the corn maze and discover interesting facts about the yearly theme. If you’re looking for an extra thrill, try traveling through the maze by flashlight during their Harvest Moon Hayride that begins past dark!
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester Township, NJ
10. Hank’s Pumpkintown, Long Island
Hank’s Pumpkintown offers not one, but three corn maze activities! The first option is The Spooky Pumpkin Maze, where you can walk through the corn maze and follow the story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin across 13 illustrated boards throughout your adventure. The second option is their newest, Bee-A-Mazing Trivia Game. In this challenge you will search for six different flowers. At each flower you must answer a bee trivia question correctly to get a clue that will lead you to the next flower and ultimately out of the maze. If you answer incorrectly you will be sent back to look for more flowers. Lastly the final maze is The Farm Scene Investigation Corn Maze where you will search for hidden treasure reading clues and finding checkpoints in order to compete with friends and family in who can collect the most points!
Where: 240 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY
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