You and the family will have a blast exploring these creative corn mazes near NYC this fall
One of our favorite things to do in the fall is to tackle a good corn maze—where getting lost is part of the fun! Local farms near NYC break out new designs every year, and fall 2022 does not disappoint! We found the best corn mazes near NYC with cool options like moonlight mazes, corn maze games, and a corn maze train!
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A family-owned 600-acre farm, Alstede Farms has not one, not two, but three mazes for fall fun: a corn maze, a sunflower maze and an evergreen maze. The corn maze includes fun facts about the maze's theme (which changes annually), and for thrillseekers, you can tackle it at night by the light of a flashlight with a Harvest Moon Hayride.
Cost: all are included with pick-your-own admission (advance purchase required)
1 Alstede Farms Ln.
Queens County Farm Museum
The Amazing Maize Maze is the only corn maze that you can get to without leaving the city. All maze explorations begin with a "Stalk Talk" so visitors know what to expect. Then, you follow clues and complete puzzles to get through the three-acre maze. At the end of the maze, you'll find yourself at the overlook bridge, where you can see the full design from above.
Cost: $12/adult, $8/child ages 4–11
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Floral Park, NY
The Ort Farms maze is an impressive six acres and take about half an hour to complete. Visit on weekends for a full farm experience, featuring all sorts of rides: train, pony, hay, and even monster truck rides!
Cost: $9.95 per person
25 Bartley Rd.
Long Valley, NJ
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Von Thun Farms
Von Thun Farms' corn maze has a lot going on—in a good way. (Note the farm has two locations.) The maze is split into two sections: one is perfect for kids, while the rest of the maze (the bulk of it) is for all ages. All in all, it takes about 30-45 minutes to complete the maze.
At the South Brunswick location, you can try finding your way around in the dark, in the Moonlight Maze. Besides the maze, you can also enjoy hay rides or make s'mores by the campfire. Prices for the Moonlight Maze start at $10 (for just the maze) and up.
Cost: Starting at $17.99 for general admission.
519 Ridge Road
South Brunswick, NJ
438 Route 57 West
Stony Hill Farms
Stony Hill Farms' "Maze Quest Corn Maze" is a whopping 10 acres! The maze includes games throughout the maze, some bridges for a birds-eye view of the maze, winding paths and dead ends, as well as a "Maze Master" who'll come to your aid if you're really stumped (just seek them out or call them on the phone and they'll come to you!). The farm also has a miniature, one-acre corn maze for the little ones if 10 acres is a bit too much to handle.
Cost: Starting at $16.99, kids under 2 are free
15 North Rd.
Happy Day Farm
This year's 10-acre maze celebrates 10 years of Happiness! You'll find it to be an image of sunflowers, pumpkins, and a tractor to celebrate the season. As you make your way through the maze, you can play a game of Maize-O-Poly by matching squares on your game board to specific spots around the corn maze. Earn as much (play) money as you can to receive the title "Farmer of the Ear." If you get stuck, you can text the "intelligent question master" for a hint—but before he helps you out, you'll need to answer a question correctly!
This farm also features fall festival fun on weekends with tons of activities for kids—pig races, giant slide, hay mountain, pumpkin bowling, U-Pick sunflowers, and much more.
106 Iron Ore Rd.
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F & W Schmitt's Family Farm
The farm holds a fall fest from September 17 to October 30 this year. For an additional fee, you can access many other attractions, including pony rides and a petting zoo, sunflower, vegetable and pumpkin picking (but no apple picking), as well as a haunted house and haunted corn trail (which you can do during the day with little ones).
Tickets must be bought at the door only, there are no online reservations.
Cost: $10 (separate from admission).
26 Pinelawn Rd.
If you've had enough of wandering around, take a break at one of the maze's two bridges, which provide views of the surrounding farmland, Mecox Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Looking for some fun novelty? Little kids will enjoy making a mess in giant tractor tires filled with corn. You can also test your aim with the "corn cannon."
Of course, traditional fall goodies are also available here, like pumpkin picking, fresh produce for sale and, best of all, 20 different kinds of homemade pies!
Cost: $14/adult, $12/children, free for kids 3 and under.
69 Horsemill Ln.
Delaware River Railroad Excursions Corn Maze Train
How's this for blowing your train-crazy kid's mind?: a corn maze you get to via steam train. Yes, it's true. You'll have to drive and hour-and-a-half to get to where you board, but that's small sacrifice for pure joy. While getting there is half the fun, once you arrive you're treated to an experience that's more interactive than the average maze.
There are two main games you can play. In one, you're tasked with finding six podiums within the maze, then making your "corn card" with the distinct hole punch found at each of the podiums. Participants who find all six get a small prize! The other similarly has you finding six hidden locations in the maze and punching a special card, but this time you're looking to uncover which monster has kidnapped Boots, the farm dog!
For an additional fee, in addition to the mazes, you can tour the Ol Susquehanna Gem Stone Mine and learn how to mine for gems, which you can take home.
Cost: $5 add on to any train ticket
99 Elizabeth St.
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Wright Family Farm
This five-acre corn maze is the perfect length to get lost in—but not too lost. If you really need some help, though, you'll have some "Corny Passports" to consult for a hint. Two bridges provide a step up to see your surroundings, and take a breather.
Beyond the maze, you'll find pumpkin picking, a cow train ride, tube slide, pumpkin bowling and more, along with tons of photo-ops! Plus, get a little destructive with the fun apple cannons or enjoy a pony ride for an additional fee.
329 Kings Highway
The PumpkinTown corn maze theme this year is Stronger Together. There are interactive elements to the maze, to keep things fresh! In one challenge, you'll learn about bees and search for six flowers hidden in the maze, with a fun trivia twist that'll either move you ahead for correct answers, or send you back for wrong ones. In another, you'll learn about Spookley the square pumpkin through a series of story boards. Plus, there are a bunch of spooky characters to find in the maze, so be on the lookout (and have your phone at the ready)!
Once you're done with those, there's an entire maze park to explore, with lots of fun attractions including three interactive corn mazes, unlimited corn train and wagon rides, a combine slide, pedal cart track, mechanical diggers, a tube slide, and much more.
Please note that the corn maze is only available on weekends.
Cost: $20 on weekends and school holidays, $12 on weekdays
240 Montauk Hwy.
Water Mill, NY