Autumn Outings: Children of the Corn Maze

It’s that time of year again. Sunny, sweater weather days and cool, crisp, nights under a harvest moon. It’s time to get out of the chaotic city for a day or two in bucolic beauty. Pack up the kids and head for one of the nearby farms and tell your kids to “get lost!”  The  countryside corn mazes are back this month.

The Queens County Farm Museum presents a maze that begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you and your gang for the challenge with riddles and clues, solving puzzles and finding your way to Victory Bridge. Once there, the vista of the 3-acre labyrinth is breathtaking.

Check out their website for hours and details:

Queens County Farm

Follow the yellow corn road at the Harbes Family Farm on Long Island and their Wizard of Oz themed cornfield attraction. It’s a full day of family fun (weather permitting) as you traverse your way along the path with Dorothy and Toto too. You possibly will encounter some of their friends in this corny labyrinth. There is also the new Robin Hood Trivia Challenge Corn Maze with a special interactive video mission.

Now, release your flying monkeys for directions and more information on their website.

Harbes Family Farm

The Bullock Farms is just 1 hour and 15 minutes away from the city.  You can make it a day trip to the rolling hills and rural environs of the Garden State just over the bridge or thru the tunnel. Their farm has a 6-acre corn maze on the side of a hill that winds through trails to find a platform overlooking the 170-acre farm.

NOTE: If this seems too challenging for your brood, they also have two smaller mazes to accommodate the wee ones.

Bullock Farms

Photos: P.K. Greenfield, Harbes, Queens County and Bullock Farms.