Grab some friends to help navigate! Photo courtesy of Bishop's Orchards
Grab some friends to help navigate! Photo courtesy of Bishop's Orchards

Corn Mazes in Connecticut with Fun Activities for Kids and Families

The perfect balance of fun and challenge for kids, corn mazes are a fall tradition for many Connecticut families. No matter what part of the state you live in, you likely have the opportunity for a corn-mazing adventure. These farms feature not just mazes, but extra activities like hay rides and animal petting areas. So, put your sneakers and thinking caps on, and get out there! For more autumnal outings, see our post on Things to Do This Fall in Connecticut, including papple picking spots, fall festivals and fairs, and pumpkin patches.

Corn Mazes in the Hartford Area

Foster Family FarmSouth Windsor 
In honor of the release of Disney's Lion King, the theme of the 2019 corn maze theme is "African Savannah." This maze is strictly for kids (14 and under). Friday and Saturdays you can find your way through in the dark (bring a flashlight).  Leave time to pick a pumpkin and relax in the charming farm yard.

Hayes Corn MazeNorth Granby
This year's theme is classic toys! I know, pretty cool, right? Come either day or evening hours. After you do, don’t forget to check out the small farm store because the goat cheese and chocolate milk at Sweet Pea Farm will have you going back for more.

Corn Mazes in the Fairfield Area

Castle Hill FarmNewtown 
Get ready to explore a seven-acre corn maze. Don’t worry, there’s a way out for those who get lost or just want a quicker escape. While here, check out the pumpkin patch, hop on a weekend hay ride, and learn about the cows that call this farm home. Cash or checks only.

Get set, get ready, get a corn maze! Photo courtesy of the author.

Plasko Farm—Trumbull
The oldest running corn maze in Fairfield County opens September 14 this year and runs every weekend until Halloween. The corn field is 4.5 acres and the path in Plasko's maze twists and turns for about about 1.5 miles, so be prepared for an active day. This maze is dense, and in case you get lost, "corn cops" will help guide you out; escape hatches are also available for any tykes freaking out about being children of the corn, or those in need of a bathroom break. Plasko's also offers ice cream, pumpkins, cider donuts, mums, tractor rides, farm animals, a country store, and farm market.  

Corn Mazes in the Litchfield Area

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry FarmSharon 
Apples? Check. Fresh apple cider? Check? A labyrinth of corn stalks? Of course, you’ll find that here as well. Spend a day in this picturesque part of the state, indulge in pumpkin cream cheese muffins and fresh apple pie, and admire a vintage Lionel model train display.

March FarmBethlehem
Lose and find yourself in an intricate five-acre labyrinth of corn, admire autumn’s glory while relaxing on a hayride, pick your own apples and pumpkins, indulge in sweet treats, let little ones feed the goats, or run free on the Hayloft Playscape. The sprawling vistas are beautiful, so head to the farm prepared to spend a few hours.

Giggle your way through a corn maze and enjoy the colors and textures of autumn; photo courtesy of Lyman Orchards. 

Corn Mazes in the New Haven Area 

Bishop’s OrchardsGuilford 
I scream, you scream...this year's maze is in the shape of an ice cream cone. And a new ice cream stand is opening at Bishops too! While here, be sure to indulge in some apple cider, and pick peaches, apples, pumpkins, and pears.

This year's maze is cheese themed. Photo courtesy of Fort Hill Farms

Corn Mazes in Eastern Connecticut

Lyman Orchards—Middlefield 
This year's corn maze is for all the NASCAR fans. It's a Joey Lagano-themed corn maze, with four-acres of corn and guides along the way. Enjoy sprawling vistas, weekend horse-drawn wagon rides, fresh fruit, and the delicious apple cider donuts awaiting at the Apple Barrel.

Scott’s Yankee FarmerEast Lyme 
Train lover, hop on board: This year's theme is classic choo-choo. Enjoy horse-drawn weekend wagon rides, pick your own apples, choose the prettiest pumpkin, and shop for fresh produce in the farm store. The maze is open weekends and holidays.

Fort Hill FarmsThompson
There are 6-acres of fun at the Cabot Cheese-themed corn maze. The maze takes about an hour to 1.5 hours to complete, so put on your working shoes and pack a bottle of water; for a shorter challenge, choose “Ernie’s Jeep,” the mini maze. The big maze is open to all ages, Ernie's Maze is recommended for kids 3 and under.  

Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm’s Corn MazeSterling
Come enjoy the Jurassic-themed corn maze at Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm. Admission gets you unlimited corn maze time, hay rides, and access to the barnyard animals. On special nights, you can make the adventure even more exciting by exploring the paths at night (flashlights required). Be sure to indulge in some goodies from the farm store, including fresh ice cream.

Bishop's Orchards
1355 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT

Foster Family Farm
90 Foster Street
South Windsor, CT

Scott's Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Road
East Lyme, CT

Castle Hill Farm
25 Sugar Lane
Newtown , CT

Fort Hill Farms
260 Quaddick Road
Thompson, CT

Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4)
Sharon , CT

Sweet Pea Farm at the House of Hayes
151 East Street
North Granby, CT

Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm
227 Ekonk Hill Road
Sterling, CT

March Farm
160 Munger Lane
Bethlehem, CT

Plasko Farm
670 Daniels Farm Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611
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