In recent years, corn mazes have become a new fall tradition for families throughout New England, with the designs and labyrinths becoming more complex every year. Cornfields are carved up at the end of summer to make intricate aerial views, and in some cases, the paths are so secret the owners don’t release aerial photos until the season is over. Here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, a couple of popular farms have opened up their 2013 mazes, including mini mazes for little ones, and one is even offering nighttime corn maze adventures!
Moulton Farm in Meredith has been creating corn mazes since 2000, with different designs each year. This year’s maze has an “All About Corn” theme and was designed by Wesley Thomas, who has been designing the maze for the past four years. There is also a new mini maze for children, with an elevated picnic area so that parents can relax as the little ones run through their own maze.
Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 and under. Admission includes access to the big maze, maze trivia game, and an apple after completing the trivia game. For more information, please visit www.moultonfarm.com or call 603-279-3915.
The corn maze at Beans & Greens Farm in Gilford is open for daytime and nighttime adventures, and at night the spooky hauntings increase as the season progresses. For little ones, Beans & Greens also has a hay maze in their greenhouse, where there are no weather issues—any day is perfect! Toddlers can find their way through the Hay House, the Passageway, the Black Hole Tunnel, and down the green slide to the finish!
Corn Maze Hours: Daily 10 – 5 (must be out by 6pm – staff will help as needed)
Friday and Saturday night: 8 – 10 pm. No one under 16 without an adult with them at all times. (Reservations are needed for evening adventures.)
Daytime Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, $2 for hay maze.
Night Maze: $9 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under. Not recommended for 5 and under. For more information, visit www.beansandgreensfarm.com or call 603-293-2853.
Have fun, and good luck in the mazes!
The Mill Falls Blogging Team