Larger-than-life corn mazes near Boston 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. And it's fun to see how each farm adds a twist to these autumn attractions. Read on for our guide to the best corn mazes near Boston!
For more fall events and seasonal family activities, find the best places to go apple picking, add fall festivals and fairs to your calendar, and choose from gentle, or scary, hayrides.
Corn Mazes Near Boston
Finding your way through a corn maze is a great fall family activity! Photo courtesy of the Davis Mega Maze
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 Davis Farmland, which is also open and worth a visit.
Special weekends include characters in costume! Photo courtesy of Marini Farm
There are stations strategically placed throughout the 7-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.
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. Tickets are valid for the whole day. Purchase in advance and online for easy access.
Kids can jump, race, climb, and play after conquering a corn maze! Photo courtesy of Connorsfarm.com
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 3.
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. The 4.5-acre corn maze is open in September and October, 7 days per week. They also host Hanson's Haunted Hayride Friday and Saturday nights in October.
There's a 6-acre corn maze as well as a mini maze for small children at West End Creamery's Fall Festival, 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 23 to October 29.
Schartner Farms' corn maze opens on September 10th and runs until October 10th. The maze will be open on weekends as well as Columbus Day. Activities include apple picking, hayrides. Fresh apple cider donuts are available as well. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in the farm's orchards!
Editor's note: Schartner Farms will not be hosting apple picking for 2023.
The Big Green Monster Maze will keep your family busy! Photo courtesy of Honey Pot Hill Orchards
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.
Lead photo by Crisserbug courtesy of Canva.
Post originally published September 2011, updated annually; all photos courtesy of the farms.