Apples and pumpkins are everywhere, signaling that summer is gone and fall has arrived. For many, a tradition of fall is wandering through corn mazes. Most Americans are lucky if they can find just one near them; Twin Cities residents and visitors have more than a half dozen from 10 minutes to an hour away!
What is a corn maze? They are just like their paper counterparts: a puzzle made of various pathways starting at one end and coming to the end at the other, with loops and dead ends along the way to confuse you. Corn mazes are designed to walk through, with pathways made of stalks of corn instead of ink. Some designs are simple, while others are complicated and even artistic. CornMazesAmerica.com offers an online directory so you can find one near you.
Mazes outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul range from the oldest in the Midwest at the Sever’s Corn Maze & Fall Festival, to the largest at Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze, with the Waldoch Farm and Afton Apple Orchard in between. They also offer numerous other activities, such as a Pumpkin Patch, apple picking, other styles of walk-through mazes, petty zoos, food and drink.
Nothing lasts forever, and that goes for corn mazes too. Most of these farms close November 1, so you have only a few weeks left to visit one. Times and ticket prices are clearly marked on their websites; be sure to check out what to bring and wear.
In the comments below, please share your reviews of the mazes you visited.