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Mazes of Maize

Corn Maze Adventures in Pennsylvania


2002 Corn Maze at Triple B Farms

Corn Maze at Triple B Farms

© Maize Quest, New Park, PA
Acres of fun can be found at several Pennsylvania farms this fall in a variety of intricate mazes cut into giant fields of corn. More than just a walk in the stalks, these intricate, multi-acre designs provide a unique way of entertaining everyone who's willing to take the challenge. These life-sized puzzles incorporate miles of befuddling pathways, some with bridges, tunnels, and even slides. To make things a little easier, most interactive corn mazes have riddles to solve, trivia questions to answer, or even decoder maps to help the lost find their way out. Most offer other activities, such as smaller mazes for toddlers, petting zoos, pumpkin patches, and hayrides. What a safe and fun way to while away a beautiful fall afternoon.

Ten years after the first corn maze was created by Broadway producer Don Frantz in a Pennsylvania corn field, over 100 corn mazes can now be found built into cornfields across the country. Below is a list of several Pennsylvania locations with one of these incredible corn mazes, and other corn maze adventures from across America can be found listed in the sidebar.

Lonesome Valley Farm's Get Lost Corn Maze
Westmoreland County
The 5+ acre Get Lost Corn Maze is open weekends in October and during the week by group reservation. The 2011 corn maze theme is "Never Forget 9/11 Memorial Maze," and they suggest allowing about an hour to complete the maze and challenges. When the sun goes down the fun continues...with a neighboring haunted hay ride and maze trail!

Coolspring Corn Maze
Mercer County
Located near Mercer, this cool corn maze offers acres of fun for the entire family. Activities include the large corn maze with an American Heroes theme for 2011, plus and indoor hay maze for the little ones, hayrides, fall crafts, a pumpkin blaster, a corn cannon, a gemstone mining attraction, and a country market. Bring a flashlight if you're coming after dark!

Faranda Farms Corn Maze
Somerset County
Faranda Farm in the Laurel Highlands has dedicated its 2011 corn maze to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The maze also features flashlight nights on special October weekends. This is part of their Autumn Harvest festival, so plan to spend some time enjoying the hayrides, llamas, storytelling and refreshments as well.

Corn Maze @ Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm
Erie County
Nothing says fall like the annual 6-acre corn maze cut into the fields at Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, about a 1/2 hour south of Erie. For 2011, the theme is Wizards & Magic, with both "day corn stalking" and "night corn stalking" (bring your flashlight!) and 15 game piece stations hidden throughout. Allow 2 hours to complete the maze.

Cherry-Crest Farm
Lancaster County
Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Cherry Crest Farm's nationally acclaimed 5-acre corn maze celebrates "Once Upon a Time.....a corny tale" for 2011. This Amazing Maize Maze creation is a festival all its own with additional activities like a Petting Zoo, hands-on displays, concessions, fall crafts, and rides such as Moon Trike Maze, Cherry -Crest Express and Hee-Haw Hayride.

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