Stellar Corn Mazes for Connecticut 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 hayrides and animal petting areas. So, put your sneakers and thinking caps on, and get out there!
For more fall events and seasonal family activities, see our 50 Things to Do This Fall in Connecticut, find the best spots for apple picking, or learn about all the fall festivals and fairs you can add to your calendar.
Connecticut Corn Mazes for Families
Castle Hill Farm—Newtown
Get ready to explore a 7-acre corn maze! (Don’t worry, there’s a way out for those who get lost or just want a quick escape.) While there, check out the pumpkin patch, hop on a hayride, and learn about the cows that call this farm home. Corn maze open October 2-November 7, 2021. Masks are required while on the farm.
Corn cops will help you get through this more than 20-year old corn maze in Trumbull. Photo courtesy of Plasko's Farm
The oldest running corn maze in Fairfield County and runs every weekend from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. until Halloween. The cornfield is 4.5 acres and the path in Plasko's maze twists and turns for 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 a farm market.
Apples? Check. Fresh apple cider? Check? A labyrinth of corn stalks? Of course, you’ll find that here as well. This year's theme is a large crossword puzzle. However, opening is delayed since corn growth is behind schedule due to weather. 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.
Negotiate an intricate 5-acre, hill-top 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. Once the maze is open, visit weekends from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Purchase tickets in the March Farm online store. The sprawling vistas are beautiful anytime, so be prepared to spend a few hours.
Hay bale jumping is another favorite activity at Guilford. Photo courtesy of Bishop's Orchards
Bishop's corn maze, open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., is a short drive from its popular farm stand. This year's design is in honor of Bishop's 150th anniversary. While here, be sure to indulge in some apple cider, and pick peaches, apples, pumpkins, and pears. The Little Red Barn features farm games, a hay pyramid, and more.
Enjoy sprawling vistas of the Connecticut countryside of the historic Lyman Orchards while you test your knowledge of 1970s musical genres and unveil the top song from each year in the decade. On average, Lyman’s 4-acre corn maze will take 30-40 minutes to navigate through, if you know your rock 'n roll. Make sure to stop by the Apple Barrel to grab some ice cream, fresh fruit, and the delicious apple cider doughnuts.
Scott’s Yankee Farmer—East Lyme
Enjoy horse-drawn weekend wagon rides, pick your own apples, choose the prettiest pumpkin, pluck some sunflowers, and shop for fresh produce in the farm store. The Pirate Treasure Corn Maze is open Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Reservations are required on weekends through Halloween. Don't miss their delicious apple cinnamon doughnuts made fresh every Saturday and Sunday.
Your family can choose from two corn mazes in Thompson. Photo courtesy of Fort Hill Farms
Fort Hill Farms—Thompson
Learn about sustainable energy as you walk through this 7-acre corn maze. It can take 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 the mini maze. The mazes are open daily through Halloween, and the hours vary. When it gets dark, bring a flashlight! Reservations and advanced ticket purchases must be made online. Also, due to COVID-19, bring your own crayons to complete the corn maze challenge.
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm’s Corn Maze—Sterling
Ekonk Hill's farm gives you unlimited corn maze time, hayrides, 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 (try the sweet corn flavor). The corn maze is open September 19 to October 31.