Amazing Corn Mazes Near New Jersey at Family-Friendly Farms

Get lost in Alstede Farm's corn maze. Photo by Rose Gordon Sala
Get lost in Alstede Farm's corn maze. Photo by Rose Gordon Sala

Ready … set … it's time to get lost in a corn maze! The Garden State is home to oodles of spectacular corn mazes, ranging from massive 10-acre labyrinths to simple, child-friendly courses with fun attractions like hay bale mazes just right for toddlers and preschoolers. Games and clues enhance many of the more elaborate corn maze experiences. Got a tween or teen? Some of these corn mazes near New Jersey offer haunted after-hours experiences for a spooky, nighttime adventure.

Many of the 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 corn mazes near New Jersey. Check out our Fall Fun Guide for NJ Kids to find even more ways to enjoy the crisp autumn days.

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Most corn mazes in New Jersey open in mid-September. Some are open on weekdays, while others are weekends-only. Be sure to click through to each venue's website for updated safety and reservation guidelines.

1. A. Casola Farms – Holmdel

Tons of fall fun awaits at A. Casola Farms, and its fall fest runs daily from Saturday, September 11 through Halloween. There's so much fun, it's spread over two locations. Enjoy a petting zoon, daytime haunted house, hay and pony rides, a wild west show, a new-in-2021 sunflower maze, and pumpkin picking.

2. Corn Maze Train – Phillipsburg

Climb aboard the Delaware River Railroad Excursions' steam locomotive to take a ride to an awesome corn maze. Families have a blast navigating through a choice of two mazes, with clues to solve the maze hidden within. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on-site. The train runs weekends through October. Plan to visit the Ole' Susquehanna mine and pan for gems during your trip, too.

A family explores the corn maze at Alstede Farms
The 10-acre corn maze at Alstede Farms is a serious challenge.

3. Alstede Farms – Chester

Each year, Alstede Farms brings tons of autumn fun, including a 10-acre corn maze. Open daily, Alstede also offers wagon rides to apple and pumpkin picking, a petting zoo, pony rides, and more. It also offers a giant Blooming Sunflower Trail and an evergreen tree maze!

4. Howell Living History Farm – Lambertville

Head back to the early 1900s at New Jersey's longest-running corn maze, which opens for the season Saturday, October 2, at this living history farm. Covering four acres with numerous paths, clues help visitors find their way out. More fall farm fun includes a pumpkin patch, hayrides, and food.

5. Fairfield Farms – Fairfield

This Essex County spot offers a kid-friendly, five-acre corn maze with shortcuts built-in for the impatient or attention-challenged. You'll also find slides, story times, a rolling tube ride, and a pumpkin launch. 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 season opens Saturday, September 18.

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Kids run toward the corn maze at Heaven HIll Farms
Heaven Hill Farm's corn maze is a haven for fall fun. Photo courtesy of the farm

6. Heaven Hill Farm – Vernon

We're off to see the corn maze—which combines three games in one! Solve the mad scientist-themed maze during the Great Pumpkin Festival. There are tons of other activities, games, and hands-on exhibits as well.

7. Happy Day Farm – Manalapan

In addition to its corn maze, Happy Day also hosts a bunch of fall activities, like pumpkin picking, a kids' hay maze, sunflower maze, corn box, and hay mountain. Purchase your tickets online in advance. The Fall Festival opens Saturday, September 11.

8. Sahl's Father Son Farm – Galloway

This Atlantic County mega-maze is open from Saturday, September 25-Saturday, October 30, spans about 10 acres and features a creative maze adventure that invites visitors to play "The Farm Scene Investigation" game and solve the "cornundrum" of what happened to Farmer John. Other fall farm events include hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and plenty of farm animals to visit for the full country effect.

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Two girls inside the Ort Farms corn maze
The Ort Farms corn maze is challenging and fun. Photo by Laurie Rein

9. Ort Farms – Long Valley

This basic but challenging corn maze offers visitors an adventure of twists and turns along its path. Hayrides, cow train rides, monster truck rides, farm animals, and a pumpkin patch round out the Ort Farms fall fun. Proceeds from the corn maze go to a local food pantry. The corn maze opens Saturday, September 11.

10. 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! The fall season officially kicks off Saturday, September 18.

11. Stony Hill Farm Market – Chester

With so many mazes and activities to choose from at Stony Hill, you may never find your way out of the maze park! Mazes are open daily through Sunday, November 7. Purchase tickets online in advance to guarantee admission!

Unless noted, all photos courtesy of the farms

This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated since

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