Best Corn Mazes Near DC for Kids and Families

Get lost in the corn maze at Summers Farm. Photo courtesy of Visit Frederick
Get lost in the corn maze at Summers Farm. Photo courtesy of Visit Frederick

As fall sets in, many families begin their hunt for the perfect corn maze near DC. After all, navigating twisty paths cut through giant stalks of corn—often while solving clues and finding hidden surprises—is a fall tradition for many people. The best corn mazes near DC have fun themes, multiple challenge levels, or even flashlight nights, when visitors can tackle the mazes in the dark with only flashlights to guide them.

Here are 10 great corn mazes near DC for kids and families. These corn mazes are all part of larger fall festivals that offer fun activities such as hayrides, giant slides, petting zoos, and more. Some of these farms even made our list of the best pumpkin patches near DC. So put on some comfy shoes and get ready to work your way through one of these a-maize-ing (sorry, couldn't resist) corn mazes near DC. For more fun things to do near DC this fall with kids, check out our Fall Fun Guide for Washington, DC Families and our Halloween Events and Activities Guide for Kids in Washington, DC.

Corn Mazes Near DC in Maryland

Kids will love the interactivity of the Montpelier Farms corn maze. 

1. The Amazing Bee Corn Maze at Montpelier Farms — Upper Marlboro

Montpelier Farms features two great corn mazes during its fall festival, which is open on select days from mid September through early November. The first is a seven-acre interactive corn maze with the 2022 theme "The Amazing Bee." At dark, it becomes a flashlight maze that's full of fun without the spookiness. The second, smaller maze is called the Spookley the Square Pumpkin Corn Maze, where younger kids can search for Spookley storyboards throughout the maze. Both mazes are included in the price of the fall festival admission.

2. Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze — Middletown

If you're looking for a giant maze, Jumbo's is the place to go. Its corn maze, open from late September through Halloween, spans a whopping 20 acres. Jumbo's also offers many other activities during its fall festival on Saturdays and Sundays, including hayrides to the pumpkin patch, play areas, a petting zoo, and more.

3. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Corn Maze at Summers Farm — Middletown

Summers Farm is known for its interactive corn maze, which has a new theme every year. In 2022, the theme is Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The maze offers over five acres of space to explore, including 2.5 miles of trails and a hidden scenic bridge. It's divided into difficulty phases so the whole family can be appropriately challenged, and there are passports and clues available to help. Families looking for even more of a challenge can play one of two games while navigating the maze—the Farm Monster Mystery Game, in which they can search the maze for hidden treasure, or Spookley, a farm-friendly adaptation of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. The corn maze is open daily during Summers Farm's fall festival from mid September through Halloween.

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Celebrate Maryland at Gaver Farm's corn maze. 

4. Maryland: America in Miniature Corn Maze at Gaver Farm — Mount Airy

If you're looking for a corn maze with a taste of home, Gaver Farm's intricate corn maze celebrates Maryland. The maze features sections cut into the shape of mountains, farmland crops, the Bay Bridge, and Maryland crabs. It's open every day from early September through Halloween as part of the farm's Fall Fun Fest, which also includes a hayride to a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, playgrounds, giant slides, a petting zoo, and many more activities.

5. Maryland Corn Maze — Gambrills

This popular corn maze has a Jurassic theme for 2022 that's sure to please dinosaur lovers. There are two routes through the eight-acre maze with different challenge levels, and clues hidden throughout can help guests find their way out. The Maryland Corn Maze is open mid September through early November on Saturdays, Sundays, and certain weekdays. On three Saturday nights, visitors can bring flashlights to tackle the maze in the dark. Admission to the maze also includes a slew of other fall activities, including hayrides, a zip line, a petting zoo, pedal tractors, slides, and more.

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6. Garfield and Odie Corn Maze at Wayside Farm — Berryville

Wayside Farm's 10-acre corn maze has a fun theme for 2022—Garfield and Odie! Get a bird's-eye view here. Visitors can use their sleuthing skills to navigate their way through the maze, then enjoy a slew of other fall activities such as a pumpkin patch and several play areas. Wayside Farm is open Thursdays through Sundays from late September through late October.

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Learn about constellations as you navigate the star-themed corn maze at Great Country Farms.

7. Stories From the Stars Corn Maze at Great Country Farms — Bluemont

At Great Country Farms, families can tackle the 1.5-acre Stories From the Stars Corn Maze and learn all about constellations. For three nights in September, the farm hosts Family Friendly Flashlight Nights, when guests can bring their own flashlights to navigate the maze at night, then enjoy a cider tasting and a fireside storytime. The maze is open daily in September and October.

8. Cornundrum at Cox Farms — Centreville

Cox Farms' Cornundrum is not your average corn maze. Kids will delight at the numerous hidden surprises throughout the winding maze, including pirates, caves, jungles, and more. Cornundrum is just one of the myriad activities included in the farm's fall festival, open Thursdays through Mondays from mid September through early November.

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Belvedere Plantation celebrates its 40th anniversary with a themed corn maze. 

9. Belvedere Plantation's 40th Anniversary Corn Maze — Fredericksburg

In honor of Belvedere Plantation's 40th anniversary, the farm's 2022 corn maze has a special 40th anniversary theme, with the corn stalks cut into the shape of the farm, pumpkins, and the words "40 years." The maze is open Tuesdays through Sundays during the farm's Fall Harvest Festival from mid September through early November, (plus Monday, October 10). The festival also includes giant slides, a zip line, a kids' fun barn, pedal carts, and other fun activities.

10. Liberty Mills Farm Corn Maze — Somerset

This farm, located about two hours from DC by car, is home to the largest corn maze in the country. There are four separate trails through the maze with various levels of difficulty. The first, Story Maze, is a 30-minute search for various story stations. The 45- to 60-minute Trivia Maze offers a medium challenge level and provides trivia. The longest path, the Hole Punch Maze, takes two to three hours and requires visitors to find 21 stations at which to punch their cards. Finally, the Mystery Maze requires guests to find their way out with no maps or clues to guide them. The corn maze is open Wednesdays through Sundays from mid September through mid November. On weekends, families can also enjoy a hayride, a play area, and a visit to the farm's pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

All photos courtesy of the farms unless otherwise indicated

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