The 9 Best Corn Mazes in Vermont!
It’s true. The Green Mountain State has its share of corn fields. But some farmers are using those fields for recreational as well as feed for their livestock. And why not? Corn mazes offer hours of family fun on the warm, sunny fall days when the corn tassels start to turn purple, and the hills are alive with oranges and reds. But beware, as some corn patches become haunted at night with ghosts and evil spirits! Here are the best corn mazes in Vermont.
The self-proclaimed largest maze in New England offers 26 acres of family fun. The maze can take more than two hours to hike and consist of more than three miles of trail, bridges, tunnels, sculptures, and iconic Vermont fall vistas. If you are not the adventurous type but would like to get outside and see the maze anyway, there is a 40-minute walk that will allow you to see most of the sites. Just don’t get caught out after dark when the maze becomes, “Dead North.”
Hathaway Farm has been family owned for 75 years. Explore 12 acres of corn & miles of paths and the “75 Years on Hathaway Farm” Maze! Travel over four bridges, enjoy a picnic on the grassy knoll or relax on Adirondack style chairs you will find along the way. And don’t miss smartphone games and GPS features.
Established in 2003 Whitcomb’s is all about the pumpkins, but you will also find a four-acre corn maze that features five checkpoints. Each checkpoint offers educational facts about growing and harvesting pumpkins, and each is important in solving a word scramble at the end of the maze. Also, don’t forget that you will be looking to find the candy jackpot when you finish.
Each autumn the Gaines Farm mows paths through seven acres of 10-foot corn stalks. Find your way out of the maze or sit tight for a Haunted Hayride, but you better make it out by nightfall as the field become infested with ghosts and ghouls once the sun goes down. Don’t miss pumpkin bowling, the corn cannon, and more.
With three miles of seven-foot tall corn stalks, the only question is “which of the many paths do I follow?” Find 12 punch card stations and finish the maze for a chance to win prizes. Tickets may be purchased at the adjoining market repeat visitors receive a one dollar discount. Also, maps are included with admission, and there is plenty of free parking.
Get lost in the outdoors at the Isham Family Farm by enjoying corn and sunflower mazes or partake in pick-your-own pumpkins or tractor-drawn hayrides. Fifth generation farmer and owner, Mike Isham, also offers you-pick blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries as well as fresh maple syrup in the Spring. Furthermore, in 2002 the Isham Farm became a member of the Vermont Land Trust, conserving for future generations.
River of Life Camp is located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and offers overnight and day camps. But come fall they open their corn maze! Navigate your way through the trails and solve the mystery of the maze. Admission price is only $5, and those under five get in for free.
Although the address is New York, Fort Ticonderoga is so immersed in Vermont history that a hop across the lake seems a bit of a moot point. And although the Fort is now a museum from the Revolutionary War era, it also offers a six-acre corn maze designed in its image. There are over two miles of paths and “History Hints” throughout that will help you find your way.
Equinox Valley is a family-owned nursery, garden center, and landscape company that was established in 1979. Walk through their famous pumpkin patch to claim your pumpkin, or take a wagon ride to majestic fall foliage. Then munch on fresh cider doughnuts as you navigate the corn maze!