Amazing Corn Mazes at Family-Friendly New Jersey Farms
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 haunted corn mazes that are open after hours for a spooky, nighttime adventure.
Many of the 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 corn maze entry begins Saturday, September 21, 2019 (continuing weekends through Halloween), while night attractions debut on Friday, September 27, 2019.
The 10-acre corn maze at Alstede Farms is a serious challenge.
Alstede Farms – Chester
Each year, Alstede Farms brings tons of autumn fun, including a 10-acre corn maze that this year features an Adventures in Chester theme! 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 theme is still a secret.
Etsch Farms – Monroe
This year's corn maze theme is still under wraps (more information coming soon), but we know it will be eight acres of family fun. You can also 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.
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 kid-friendly 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. Begins the third weekend of September with all attractions open.
Explore the Huey Helicopter corm maze at the Farm in Harmony.
The Farm in Harmony – Harmony
The theme of this year's maze is the Huey Helicopter. The Corn Maze is open from Saturday, September 7 to Monday, November 11, 2019, Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 am to 6 pm. 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 the weekend before September 11, when members of the military, police, firefighters, and EMTs get free admission. Veterans can come free on Sunday, November 10.
There's a Marvelous corn maze at Happy Day Farms.
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. 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—which combines three games in one! Solve the Kernel Be Cobs Word Game, locate hidden pictures, and complete the secret word search—all while finding you way through the maze. 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 September 14 through November 3, 2019, 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.
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 "Hope" corn maze, a partnership with Laurens Hope Foundation, a program benefiting brain-injured children. This basic but challenging corn maze offers visitors an adventure of twists and turns along the path. A small hay maze, hayride, train ride, farm animals, and pumpkin patch round out the Ort fall experience. The corn maze opens September 7.
Sahl’s Father Son Farm – Galloway
This Atlantic County mega-maze spans about 10 acres and features a creative Who Dunit? maze adventure combined with Maize-o-poly and cornundrum puzzles. There are even flashlight maze entries at night. Other fall farm events include hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and races for the full country effect. The maze will be open September 28 through October 26, but note that the farm is closed Sundays through Wednesdays.
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 2019 corn maze theme is The Amazing Bee. Find clues, learn about bees, and play other games along the way. This year's corn maze season runs from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, November 3, 2019. 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).
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, "BEE Amazed"; or try a simpler, one-acre corn maze, a rope maze, and tile maze. Plus, partake in a life-size agricultural Candyland 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.)
Photos courtesy of the farms
This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated since