Get ready… get set… get lost in an amazing New Jersey corn maze! The Garden State is home to oodles of spectacular corn mazes, ranging from massive 10-acre labyrinths to simpler, child-friendly courses, including hay bale mazes just right for toddlers and preschoolers. Games, clues, and even techie bonuses enhance many of the more elaborate maze experiences. Got a tween or teen? Check out courses that are open after hours for a nighttime and sometimes spooky adventure.
Many of these 16 corn mazes we've rounded up are day trip–worthy on their own, but you'll also likely find apple and pumpkin picking options, hayrides, and even fall festivals, plus petting zoos in some instances. So get out your fall to-do list, and navigate your way through one of these great New Jersey corn mazes. Check out our Fall Fun Guide for NJ Kids to find even more ways to enjoy the crisp autumn days.
Most corn mazes in New Jersey open in mid-September, but please check the websites for specific hours, prices, and age requirements. Some are open on weekdays, while others are weekends-only.
A. Casola Farms – Holmdel
Tons of fall fun awaits at A. Casola Farms. In the daytime, have a blast with the five-acre corn maze, a petting zoo, pony and hayrides, and pumpkin picking. For the more daring—and perhaps older—audience, come back at night for the Corn Walk of Terror, Travis County Junkyard, House of Horrors, and Haunted Hayride. Daytime activities begin mid-September daily, while night attractions debut on October weekends.
Alstede Farms – Chester
Each year Alstede Farms brings tons of autumn fun, including a 10-acre corn maze! Check it out during the day, or experience it at night with the Harvest Moon Hayride and Night Time Corn Maze, too. Open daily, Alstede also offers wagon rides to apple and pumpkin picking, a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, and more.
Corn Maze Train – Phillipsburg
Climb aboard the Delaware River Railroad Excursions' steam locomotive to take a ride to an awesome corn maze. The family will have a blast navigating this corn maze with 12 checkpoints along the way. Pack a picnic lunch and have the kids burn more energy on the cow bounce house. The train runs weekends through the end of October.
Duffield's Farm Market – Sewell
Head to the Pumpkin Land set up behind this farm market to find a hay bale maze for tots and a small corn maze that's just right for young school-age children. Organizers tell us the latter takes about 20 minutes to navigate. Enjoy hayrides to a pumpkin patch or apple picking, plus face painting, pony rides, and a bounce house on weekends.
Etsch Farms' corn maze opens September 22. Photo courtesy of the farm
Etsch Farms – Monroe
This year's corn maze theme is still under wraps (more information coming soon), but the farm CAN guarantee it will be eight acres of family fun. You can even visit the maze at night, with the help of a flashlight. Little ones can embark on the smaller corn maze. Other farm festivities include a corn train, pumpkin picking, hayrides, and delicious food at the Barn Shop. The maze operates on weekends in September and October, starting Saturday, September 22.
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Corn maze too tricky? Little ones can enjoy the indoor hay obstacle course at Fairfield Farms. Photo courtesy of the farm
Fairfield Farms – Fairfield
This Essex County spot offers a five-acre corn maze with shortcuts built in for the impatient or attention-challenged, plus a tower slide and an indoor hay bale obstacle course for younger children. Kids can pick a pumpkin while parents pick up fall decor from the store. Enjoy hayrides, refreshments, and more fall fun just for families.
The Farm in Harmony – Harmony
The theme of this year's maze is the Purple Heart. The Corn Maze is open from Saturday, September 8 through Sunday, November 11 (closed Monday and Tuesdays). Do a little shopping while at the farm, which features a farm stand, homemade soaps, and fresh flowers. Check out Bring Your Hero Days on September 8-9, when members of the military, police, firefighters, and EMTs get free admission.
Happy Day Farm – Manalapan
Win the title of "Farmer of the Ear" by playing Maize-O-Poly in Happy Day's 10-acre corn maze, or jazz up your maze experience with techie extras like a GPS navigator and corn text. This year's theme is TBA. Happy Day also hosts a bunch of fall activities, like pumpkin picking, a kids' hay maze, sunflower maze, corn box, and hay mountain. Opens mid-September Fridays through Sundays.
Heaven Hill Farm – Vernon
We're off to see the corn maze—Heaven Hill's new Pirate Treasure Corn Maze with 10-foot-high stalks! For the younger crowd, the smaller corn maze features the Fabulous Finger Find corn maze game. Heaven Hill Farm hosts the Great Pumpkin Festival every weekend through early November, with attractions like a hay maze, spider web crawl, monster sling shot, farm animals, duck racing, a dancing robot show, weekend carnival rides, and much more. The corn maze is open weekends and Columbus Day from Saturday, September 15 through Sunday, November 4, plus some weekdays in October.
Howell Living History Farm – Lambertville
Head back to the early 1900s for New Jersey's longest-running corn maze at this living history farm, covering four acres with numerous paths. Clues help visitors puzzle their way out. More fall farm fun includes a pumpkin patch, hayrides, and food. The maze opens Saturday, September 15 and runs through Sunday, October 28 (check the website for specific days).
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We never found the right way out of Ort Farms' maze, but maybe you'll have better luck! Photo by Laurie Rein
Ort Farms – Long Valley
Ort celebrates fall with its veterans-themed corn maze. This basic but challenging corn maze offers visitors an adventure of twists and turns along the path. (Admittedly, my family wound up back at the entrance every time!). A small hay maze, hayride, train ride, farm animals, and pumpkin patch round out the Ort fall experience. The corn maze is open every day from Saturday, September 15 through Thursday, November 1.
Sahl’s Father Son Farm – Galloway
This Atlantic County mega-maze spans about 10 acres and features two levels of difficulty: The Redneck Challenge path offers an easier family walk with options to make it longer or shorter, depending on the ages of your kids; while the Hillbilly Mayhem includes games and other challenges to up the ante. The 2018 theme will be revealed soon—check the website for info. Other fall farm events include hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and pig races for the full country effect. The farm is closed Wednesdays and Sundays.
Secor Farms – Mahwah
This farm has it all, including a petting zoo, hayrides, pumpkin patch, and yes, a corn maze (plus an easier hay maze for younger kids). Don't forget to grab an apple cider doughnut on your way out!
Springdale Farms – Cherry Hill
The 2018 corn maze theme hasn't been announced yet, but it is certain to be great! Kids looking for a challenge will want to try Flashlight Fridays for an after-dark corn maze experience. The maze is open Saturdays and Sundays (plus Flashlight Fridays) from Friday, September 14 through early-November.
Stony Hill Farm Market – Chester
With so many mazes to choose from at Stony Hill, you may never find your way out of there! Explore the 10-acre corn maze, with this year's theme, "Age of Edison"; or try a simpler, one-acre corn maze, a rope maze, and tile maze. Plus, partake in a life-size agricultural Candy Land game, and let the kids burn energy in the Noah’s Ark playground. Mazes are open daily through mid-November. (Strollers are permitted but not recommended due to the difficult terrain.)
This post has been updated for 2018.