When you visit New England in the fall, you'll be surrounded by gorgeous autumn colors. You'll also be surrounded by... fellow leaf peepers!
You can "lose yourself" for a little bit, though—even amid the throngs of fall foliage groupies—at New England corn mazes (see state-by-state directory below). In fact, you may just find yourself begging strangers to give you hints to help you find your way back out!
Mega Maze at Davis Farmland: New England's Oldest and Best
Then again, perhaps you won't be quite as daunted as many visitors are when they venture inside New England's oldest and one of its largest cornfield mazes: the 8-acre Mega Maze at Davis Farmland in Sterling, Massachusetts, which is the centerpiece of more than 50 fun fall activities for families.
Each year, Davis Farmland creates a new challenge that is fun—if a bit frustrating—for both kids and adults. Never fear: Help is available from employees who are strategically positioned within the three miles of dead ends and detours. They'll help you find your way back out or to food and beverage outposts within the maze, so you don't become famished while conquering the corn maze's challenges and swearing to your maze-meandering companions that you are sure you've seen every one of the more than 3 million corn plants that make up the maze...
at least twice!
The Mega Maze pays tribute to NBC Channel 10 in Boston in 2018. The 21st annual Mega Maze is a life-sized, 3-dimensional puzzle that offers visitors all-new challenges. Complete intellectual and physical challenges to find your way or try smartphone-driven options like Mobile Mazing and Geo Questing.
In addition to the Mega Maze, the Zip Zone Zip Line, hay bale obstacle course, live bands Friday through Sunday and a petting farm are among the added attractions in the Courtyard this year. All new in 2018: corn cannons, archery tag, adventure laser tag and a paintball shooting gallery.
Davis Farmland, a family farm attraction featuring rare livestock breeds and fun activities for small children, and the Mega Maze are located off Route 62 in Sterling in central Massachusetts, just about 20 miles from Worcester. For directions and admission prices and to check dates and hours of operation, call Davis Mega Maze at 978-422-8888 or visit the Mega Maze website.
If you'd rather cut your teeth on one of New England's smaller corn mazes before you venture into the Mega Maze, there are plenty of farms throughout the region that have carved mazes into cornfields for the amusement of visitors.
More Corn Mazes in New England
(Note: Call ahead for directions, hours of operation and admission fees. Weather can affect corn maze conditions, so it's always a good idea to call on the day you plan to visit. As a rule, most corn mazes open for the season anywhere from mid-July to early September, and they stay open through late October.)
Connecticut Corn Mazes
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm
Sterling, Connecticut | 860-564-0248
An jack-o-lantern theme for 2018 and Night Maze fun on October Saturday evenings (bring a flashlight).
Fort Hill Farms
Thompson, Connecticut | 860-923-3439
2018's "American Farmer" maze pays tribute to growers.
Foster Family Farm
South Windsor, Connecticut | 860-648-9366
Unicorn fans will love this year's corn maze.
Middlefield, Connecticut | 860-349-6058
Lyman Orchards' corn maze raises funds for the American Cancer Society while celebrating Dancing with the Stars in 2018.
Trumbull, Connecticut | 203-268-2716
This all-ages corn maze raises funds for cancer survivors.
Maine Corn Mazes
Pumpkin Valley Farm
Dayton, Maine | 207-929-4088
Munch on farm-made kettle corn while you explore the 6-acre corn maze.
Corn launchers and a corn box (think "sandbox" with corn) add to the corny fun.
Massachusetts Corn Mazes
Davis Mega Maze
Sterling, Massachusetts | 978-422-8888
The ultimate cornstalk puzzle (details above).
Marini Farm Corn Maze
Ipswich, Massachusetts | 978-238-9FUN
This interactive maze is most challenging after dark on Friday and Saturday nights. Got little kids? They'll love the "mini maze."
Mike's Maze at Warner Farm
Sunderland, Massachusetts | 413-665-8331
2018's maze is Blackbeard the Pirate-themed, Can you find treasure in the sea of corn?
New Hampshire Corn Mazes
Beans and Greens Farm
Gilford, New Hampshire | 603-293-2853
This central New Hampshire corn maze is super difficult by day and haunted on Friday and Saturday nights, when reservations are required.
Beech Hill Farm
Hopkinton, New Hampshire | 603-223-0828
Two themed corn mazes in 2018 including the "Beehive Challenge."
Coppal House Farm & Corn Maze
Lee, New Hampshire | 603-659-3572
Shamrock is the theme of this year's challenge. Rent the maze at night for your group.
Neighboring New York Corn Mazes
Ellms Family Farm Amazing Maize Corn Maze
Ballston Spa, New York | 518-884-8168
This year, the maze is apple-shaped.
Bridgehampton, New York | 631-537-6154
This maze of cornfield paths honors centenarian Marjorie R. Ludlow and the owners' farmhouse, which was moved to its present site 100 years ago.
Liberty Ridge Farm
Schaghticoke, New York | 518-664-1515
"All About Bees" is the 2018 theme of the Albany area's largest corn maze.
Long Acre Farms Amazing Maize Maze
Macedon, New York | 315-986-4202
Get lost inside two different mazes (one's geared for young kids), especially on Moonlight Mazes nights. 2018's big maze celebrates the 130th anniversary of the first Kodak camera.
Tucker Farms Great Adirondack Corn Maze
Gabriels, New York | 518-354-3114
This year's schoolhouse-themed corn maze was designed by a student.
Penfield, New York | 585-377-FARM
A Giant Corn Maze is just one of nearly two dozen fall attractions at this family farm.
Rhode Island Corn Mazes
Vermont Corn Mazes
The Great Vermont Corn Maze
Danville, Vermont | 802-748-1399
Arrive by 1 p.m. if you want to conquer the largest corn maze in New England.
Colchester, Vermont| 802-655-3440
This three-mile corn maze is two challenges in one.