Corn Mazes near Boston with Fun Activities for Kids
Larger-than-life corn mazes offer families the challenge of working through a tricky puzzle together, all while enjoying New England's crisp fall weather. Add exciting play areas, hayrides, pumpkin patches, and quirky country games (like apple and pumpkin blasters), and a corn maze outing becomes one of our favorite fall activities. Some of the Boston area's best corn mazes provide outdoor adventure for all ages.
Davis Mega Maze – Sterling
Navigating the Davis Mega Maze is always an extreme adventure, with challenges like sling shots, field goal kicks, slides, bells, and other surprises as you navigate 8 acres of twists and turns. There's also catered BBQ, live music, and even craft beers on taps for grown-ups and more as part of their "Mega Farm Festival." Right across the street is the Davis Farmland, which is also open and worth a visit.
The Mega Maze farm park in Sterling is a 3-dimensional thriller. Photo courtesy of Davis Farmland
Marini Farm Corn Maze – Ipswich
There are stations strategically placed throughout the 8-acre maze with answers to questions that you will be given before entering. The more answers you have, the closer you are to finishing. Younger children can enjoy a 1-acre mini-maze if the bigger course seems daunting. There are also some super play areas for before or after mazing, including a 70-foot jumping pillow and a pirate ship play structure that are always a hit with kids. The corn maze opens on September 11, 2021. The play area is currently closed. Masks are required at all times and social distancing encouraged.
Kids love to make their way though the corn maze at Marini Farm, and then get back on the hayride that makes special stops. Photo courtesy of Marinifarm.com
Sauchuk Farm Corn Maze — Plympton
After making your way through Sauchuk's Corn Maze, let the kids ride the cow trains, pilot pedal carts, get aerial on the jumping pillows, shoot corn cannons, race ducks, and cover themselves in corn kernels in the corn box. Challenge your family to a game of Pumpkin Tetherball or shoot hoops in the Barnyard Ball Zone, then hop on a hay wagon to pick out the perfect pumpkin. There's a kiddie maze for little ones, too. The corn maze opens on September 18, 2021. Tickets are valid for the whole day. Purchase in advance and online for easy access.
The jumping pillow is always a highlight after wandering through a corn maze. Photo courtesy of Sauchuk Farms
Connors Farm — Danvers
Plan to spend a whole day at Connors, which really does it up in the fall. Admission includes the corn maze plus most games, slides, rides (including a zip line) and live shows. The best time to go may be weekends, when additional attractions like pig races, a corn cannon, a pumpkin blaster, and live entertainment are in action. The Barnyard Friends corn maze is open as of September 5.
Hanson's Farm — Framingham
Along with an awesome corn maze, you can also pick fresh fruits and vegetables, take a hayride, and visit with the resident farm animals during your visit. Tom and Matt's Excellent Adventure Corn Maze is open from July to November, 7 days per week. They also host Hanson's Haunted Hayride Friday and Saturday nights in October.
Just outside of Boston, brave families can get on haunted hayrides at Hanson's Farm every Friday and Saturday night in October. Photo courtesy of Hansonfarmframingham.com
West End Creamery — Whitinsville
There's a 5-acre maze as well as a 1/2 acre mini maze at West End Creamery, which is open Fridays through Sundays through the fall. Don't miss the two jumping pillows (separated for little kids and bigs), pedal karts, cow train, and corn crib for sensory play. And since it's situated next to Purgatory State Reservation Chasm, you can pair a farm visit with a gorgeous fall hike, too. The corn maze is open from Saturday, September 25 to October 31.
Walk off your choice of 60 ice cream flavors inside the West End Creamery corn maze.
C&C Reading Farm — West Bridgewater
This 3.5-acre maze is sized right for families, and the creative, kid-friendly themes are an added draw. There are puzzles, questions, and picture rubbings to make along the journey. There are also children's activities like pumpkin checkers, a large black python slide, a hay-bale bowling alley, and a cow train ride. There's even an annual doggy day when pups can come and romp around the maze, too. The maze is currently open. Check the schedule for Flashlight Nights in the maze on select dates.
Honey Pot Hill Orchards — Stow
This unique property hosts not one, not two, but three corn mazes! The Big Green Monster Maze is definitely the most complex and has the highest ticket price. Try out the Little Hedge Maze for a medium-sized adventure. And for the little ones, the Tunnel Maze is sure to excite. At Honey Pot Hill, you can also pick apples, enjoy a hayride, and see farm animals including mini ponies, goats, and pigs. Treat your family to a round of delicious apple cider donuts at the farm store. It's recommended that unvaccinated guests wear a mask in the store.
Families can take a weekend hayride at Honey Pot Hill Orchards. Photo courtesy of @travelingover50.
Post originally published September 2011, updated annually; all photos courtesy of the farms.
Places featured in this article:
Marini Farm Corn Maze
Davis Mega Maze
C&C Reading Farm
Honey Pot Hill Orchards