All summer long we have seen the local farms plant the corn fields and have watched the corn grow way over our heads and now it's time to enjoy. There is something truly exhilarating or kids (and some adults too) for getting lost in a field of corn and finding your way out. Some local corn mazes offer a quick run through while others add cool features like scavenger hunting, smart phone interaction or haunted attractions or the older teens and adults. Check the list below to find a corn maze for your family this fall to enjoy.
(Please call the farm to make sure their corn maze is up and running when you plan to go)
Barton Orchard: More than just picking apples, pumpkins, fruits and veggies, Barton Orchard provides fun for the whole family. Fun pass access allows visitors into the corn maze, seasonal haunted house, inflatable zone, 60' slides, maze challenge, rock labyrinth and more. Other farm activities include weekend hayrides, barn animals, playground, gemstone mining, games and food. 63 Apple Tree Ln., Poughquag. 845-227-2306.
DuBois Farms: DuBois hosts a series of special events every weekend in September and October with a delicious lunch. Pick your own pumpkins and apples open daily. Corn maze, wagon rides, petting zoo, tiny town, bakery and pony rides are among the attractions. 209 Perkinsville Rd., Highland. 845-795-4037.
Hahn Farm: From September 19th- November 1st, visit to pick your perfect pumpkin and stay to enjoy the fall festival including hay rides, hay maze and fort, corn maze, pony rides and refreshments. Open 11am-5pm, cash only. 1697 Salt Point Tpk., Salt Point. 845-226-3680.
Headless Horseman: Not quite a traditional family corn maze, but if you have older kids you might be up for a fright! The Dark Harvest Corn Maze is sure to haunt and scare and is not recommended for young children. Legend is once someone steps foot past the first row of corn they are never seen or heard from again... enter if you dare. 778 Broadway, Ulster Park. 845-339-2666.
Hurds Family Farm: In addition to pick your own apples, pumpkins and more, Hurds offers families a large variety of 'agritainment' including air pillow, cow train, pedal karts, Duck Derby, slides, farm animals, play area, gem mining, paddle boats, corn maze and more. 2187 NY 32, Modena. 845-883-7825.
Jenkins- Lueken Orchards: Closed Wednesdayys but open January through May Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm and 9am-7pm on the weekends for apple picking, berry picking, pumpkins, corn maze and bakery. Route 299 West New Paltz. 845-255-0999.
Kelder's Farm: 8 acres of field corn is cut into a winding maze of twists and turns. Open September and October, Free for parents to wander with the kids. Other activities include u-pick, farm market, mini- golf, petting zoo and more. 5755 Rt. 209, Kerhonkson. 845-626-7137.
Kesicke Farm: Fall is a special time at Kesicke Farm to enjoy the season and special family time. Here you can participate on the weekend in a corn maze, wagon rides, farm aniamls, u-pick pumpkins and more. Other special activities include a nite maze and live music on select weekends. 221 Middle Rd. Rhinebeck. 845-590-9642.
Lainway Corn Maze: Enjoy a 2 acre corn maze, mini corn maze, scenic hayride, mini hay maze pumpkins and more. 420 Lower Rd., Westtown. 845-544-5487.
Lawrence Farm Orchards: Pick your own fruits and vegetables, farm animals, "Little Village" play area, hay bale maze and horse drawn carriage rides on the weekends. 306 Frozen Ridge Rd., Newburgh. 845-562-4268.
Pierson's Farm: Corn mazes everyday! Weekend hayrides and inflatables, bale maze, petting zoo, teepee area, kiddie area and more. Plus Fright Nights for the older crowd weekends, Oct. 11-Nov 1. 1448 Route 211 West Middletown. 845- 386-1882.
Saunderskill Farms: Pick your own fruits and vegrables from April through October. Weekends through October pick your pumpkin, take a tractor drawn hayride, a horse drawn hayride, free corn maze and special events. 5100 US-209, Accord. 845-626-2676.
Wallkill View Farm: Open year round. Visit in the fall for pumpkin picking, free hay rides, corn maze and other activities for the kids. Open daily 9-6:30pm. 15 Route 299 West, New Paltz. 845-255-8050.
Weed Orchards: Open every day for apple and pumpkin picking 9am-5pm (Mon.- Fri. 10-5). The orchard features a petting zoo, corn maze, winery and cafe. 43 Mt. Zion Rd., Marlboro. 845-236-848.
Wilklow Orchards: Enjoy over 5 acres of pumpkins, fresh cider, and autumn mums. Also a hay jump, hayrides, petting animals, as well as hot cider and other snacks. Open through October 31. 341 Pancake Hollow Rd., Highland. 845-691-2339 845-691-2339.
Wright Family Farm: During the fall you can pick pumpkins, get lost in a corn maze, have fun on the pedal karts, enjoy duck races, pony rides, friendly farm animals, 40' slide, corn box and hayrides. Open weekends 12-7 (Oct. 10-7), Fri. 4-7. 339 Kings Highway, Warwick. 845-986-1345.