Best Corn Mazes for Kids in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Look for clues as you make your way through the corn maze at Outhouse Orchards. Photo by Sara M.
Look for clues as you make your way through the corn maze at Outhouse Orchards. Photo by Sara M.

Get ready to get lost in a fantastic corn maze at a family-friendly farm in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. In addition to corn mazes, the farms on this list offer other fall activities, including apple picking, hayrides, and more—so you can make it a day filled with fall fun.

For more seasonal ideas, bookmark our Fall Fun Guide, and be sure to check out our Event Calendar.

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Corn Mazes in Westchester, Orange, and Dutchess Counties

1. Outhouse Orchards – North Salem

In addition to its corn maze, fall fun at Outhouse Orchards includes pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, hayrides, and a corn maze. Weekend reservations can be booked online.

2. Kesicke Farm – Rhinebeck​

Kesicke Farms hosts Fall Festivals every weekend from Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, October 30. In addition to the 5-acre corn maze, Kesicke Farms also offers wagon and hay rides, pumpkin picking, and a petting zoo. Beware: The farm is cash-only, so plan accordingly; there is an ATM on site.

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Make your way through the 5-acre corn maze at Wright Family Farm.

3. Wright Family Farm – Warwick

Get the whole fall fun package at the Wright Family Farm. Wander through a 5-acre corn maze, visit the friendly farm animals in the barnyard, race rubber ducks, glide down the tube slide, ride the cow train, play in the hamster wheel, and enjoy pumpkin picking. Harvest Fun is available through Oct 30, Saturday, Sunday & holidays, 10am–6pm (the last entry is at 5pm). Save money by purchasing tickets online in advance.

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Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses
There are activities for all ages at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses. Photo courtesy of the event

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4. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses – Ulster Park

As its moniker indicates, Headless Horseman features attractions for those extra-brave, horror-loving souls. The corn maze is themed Evil Reaping. Two Saturdays, October 8 and 22, 2022, are dedicated to the kids, with daytime festivities, a toned-down scare level, and friendly characters appearing along a hayride experience. There are more family-friendly surprises to explore. Tickets can be booked online in advance.

5. Saunderskill Farms – Accord

Head to this farm on Saturdays and Sundays in October, where families can have a go at the corn maze—for FREE! There’s also pumpkin and apple picking, and hayrides, as well as other fun events. Open every day except Monday.     

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A corn maze, pumpkins, and hayrides make Hurd's Family Farm a perfect fall outing for toddlers and preschoolers.

6. Hurd's Family Farm – Modena

The corn maze at Hurd's Family Farm is open for the season and welcoming guests.  At just 2 acres, it is the smallest on the list—and perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. While you're there, you can also ride the cow train or hayride, check out the Wild Apple Obstacle Course, and enjoy lots of other activities. A flat fee covers most activities, and there is a discount on weekdays. Kids under 3 are FREE. Wristbands may be purchased online in advance.

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Even the giant gnome dresses up for Halloween at Kelder's Farm.

7. Kelder's Farm – Kerhonkson

With rows and paths winding through the maze, kids will love trying their hand at getting through the whole thing—without having to stop at the provided lookout points. The farm also has fruit picking, a petting zoo, and even mini-golf—not to mention the biggest garden gnome you've ever seen.

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8. Samascott Garden Market – Kinderhook

Samascott's Garden Market's 7-acre maze is open for the season. In the maze, there are hidden "stations," and families who find all eight stations inside the maze are treated to free small soft-serve ice cream. The maze is open every day from 11am-4pm. The maze is located at the Garden Market, but there's also an orchard. Tickets for the corn maze are $9 and must be purchased in the store, with kids under 4 FREE. Other activities are priced separately.

For even more corn mazes in the area, check out our list of mazes that are within 2 hours of Manhattan.

Originally published in 2015. Additional reporting by Thomas Stefanchik.

Photos courtesy of the farms.

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