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 Farm—South 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 Maze—North 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 Farm—Newtown
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 lost...in a corn maze! Photo courtesy of the author.
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 Farm—Sharon
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.
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
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
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 Farmer—East 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 Farms—Thompson
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 Maze—Sterling
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.