Baby, I’m a-maized! Check out these corn-fusing labyrinths this fall

By on October 16, 2019

With Lancaster County’s many acres of corn fields, the humble corn maze is an expected but cherished part of fall time in the area.

Big and small, challenging or otherwise, each corn maze is wildly different than the next. It’s one thing to stare at a picture of a corn maze, and another thing entirely to get down in the trenches and put in the necessary footwork.

With that last point in mind, we visited seven area corn mazes to get the pertinent numbers to help you figure out which maze — or mazes — is right for you. Mazes are unranked and presented in alphabetical order.

Corn mazes aren’t just for confounding people. Here, Liz, a 3-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, makes her way through the maze at The Country Barn’s Barnyard Kingdom during the “Dog Days in the Maze,” on Aug. 31. (Photo by Ty Lohr)

Amish Farm and House

Address: 2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster

Time to complete: 15-20 minutes

Other details: Each year, the Amish Farm maze is drawn out by hand on graph paper and then painstakingly cut by hand.

Learn more: amishfarmandhouse.com

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Address: 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks

Time to complete: 45 minutes

Total acreage: 5 acres (with 2.5-3 total miles of track)

Other details: This year, Cherry Crest’s maze celebrates the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. The maze beings at the foot of an astronaut and ends at planet Earth. This maze also offers three difficulty settings.

Learn more: cherrycrestfarm.com

Corn Cob Acres

Address: 191 College Ave., Mountville

Time to complete: 10 minutes

Other details: Designed primarily with children in mind, this is the only maze in Lancaster County where the corn is grown in such a way that it converges and creates a sort of corn roof.

Learn more: corncobacres.com.

Country Barn

Address: 211 Donerville Road, Lancaster

Time to complete: 45 minutes

Other details: Country Barn Market has been constructing corn mazes on the property for almost two decades. This year’s theme is the Founding Fathers of United States of America, complete with red, white and blue ribbon to show maze-goers how far along the maze they are.

Learn more: countrybarnmarket.com

Foxchase Golf Course

Address: 300 Stevens Road, Stevens

Average time for a person to complete: Roughly an hour, depending on golf skill

Other details: For the last six years, Foxchase has offered this hybrid putting course/corn maze. Holes are big enough both for regular golf balls, as well as soccer balls for foot golf.

Learn more: foxchasegolf.com

Mast Farms

This one’s a little outside the county, but close enough for inclusion.

Address: 2715 Main St., Morgantown

Time to complete: Anywhere from 1 to 2 hours

Other details: They have two mazes in 12 acres of corn — one of the largest in Eastern PA. If you are maze challenged, they also have a straw bale maze that’s not quite so intimidating. It’s perfect for the smaller children to run off some energy.

Learn more: mastmaze.com

Oregon Dairy

Address: 2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz.

Total time to complete: 60 minutes

Other details: This year’s theme at at Oregon Dairy is “Thank a Farmer,” complete with a chicken, bottle of milk and a farmer holding a pitchfork woven into the corn.

Learn more: oregondairy.com.

Kevin Stairiker is a staff writer for LNP. He can be reached at kstairiker@lnpnews.com. Features editor Melissa Hunnefield contributed to this list.

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