Corn mazes are an essential part of fall. With a cup of hot apple cider (or Pumpkin Spice Latte, if you prefer) in hand, a loved one right by your side, and hours to kill, corn mazes are one of our favorite parts of autumn.
You may have a favorite corn maze that you’ve been to a few times, or maybe you have yet to experience a corn maze for the first time.
Wherever you stand on the spectrum of corn maze experience, we’ve scoured the corn maze world to find the best corn mazes in North America — ranging from ones that will induce screams so loud you’ll lose your voice, to ones that will frustrate you to no end as you go in circles for hours.
We hope the above is your idea of fun, because it sure is ours!
So grab your warm drink and get reading to see what corn mazes will make their way to the top of your list of places to visit this fall!
This corn maze created by brothers Matt and Mark Cooley is the largest corn maze in the world. Measuring in at 53 acres, it’s a 100% guarantee that you’re going to get lost at some point in this behemoth of a maze.
This maze is so big, in fact, that corporate sponsors including Starbucks and Ford have paid for checkpoints throughout the maze where travelers can find out how off course they’ve wandered, and how much longer they’re going to have to wait until they can refill their Pumpkin Spice Latte.
What’s so fabulous about this corn maze is not what you’ll see from an aerial shot, but what you won’t see.
The Great Vermont Corn Maze is home to a 32-foot underground tunnel that gives this corn maze a unique experience for visitors.
And just in case you mastered last year’s design doesn’t mean you’ll breeze through the maze this year. Each year, there is a new maze design, leaving people always wanting to come back for more.
Talk about convenience — this corn maze is located at our Coshocton KOA. While staying at this KOA, this fun fall adventure is right out your back door.
This year’s theme involves the deep blue sea, so be prepared to enjoy the ocean right in the middle of an Ohio cornfield.
In addition to the maze itself, this KOA also offers hay rides, pumpkins, and much more.
The best part?
Campers staying at the Coshocton KOA get FREE admission to McPeek’s Mighty Maze.
This Alberta, Canada maze is not your typical maze (if there is such a thing).
Taking their knowledge and interest in technology and running with it, the Kraay Family is no stranger to unique designs.
In past years, they have crafted their maze into the shape of a QR code, which turned out to be a major win — that year the family was awarded the Guinness World Record for the Largest QR code.
Some maze owners opt to throw in actor zombies and monsters with chainsaws to scare visitors.
This maze right outside of Salem, however, doesn’t need that to scare its visitors.
A few years ago, a family visiting the maze got so lost that they phoned 9-1-1 to come and rescue them. What started as a fun family adventure turned into an hours-long trek in circles that had them feeling helpless.
We hope you’ll find the challenge of this maze fun — just don’t expect to rush through it because you’ll likely get lost.
Though covering only 3 miles, this maze in New York is not an easy one.
It’s estimated your trek through this maze should take about 45 minutes, but if you’re feeling lost, there’s help.
Nine mailboxes are spread throughout the maze that offer up clues to help guide you.
There are also phones along the way that allow you to “telestalk” maze staff for help to get back to home base.
This farm is home to not one, not two, not three, but four separate mazes that traverse through 33 acres of this farm’s corn.
The people behind this construction knew chances were good you’d need help along the way, so they created 24 hidden checkpoints to help keep you on path.
Keep you eyes peeled for those checkpoints, because you’re going to need them.
With a 15-acre span, this is the largest corn maze in Wisconsin.
It is also quite a long and treacherous one. The trails on this hike have ranged in past years from four to six miles, so be sure you’re in for a bit of a hike before embarking on this journey.
However, there is fun sprinkled along to the way to make this “hike” well worth it. Secret spots exist throughout the maze that are home to prizes, if you’re lucky enough to find them.
And for all the zombie lovers out there, this farm hosts Zompocalypse every year — a night where zombies run wild.
So if running through a corn maze at night with zombies following you is your idea of fun, then this is definitely your place.
This corn maze tucked into Amish country is one of the longest running corn mazes in the United States.
Since its stalks opened for visitors in 1996, this maze has grown to include 50 attractions aside from the maze itself.
You can travel the two-and-a-half miles of this maze with the help of a color-coded system. Different colors mean different levels of difficulty, so you’ll be able to know what you’re in for from the beginning.
And for all of your fall corn maze adventures that lie ahead of you, we’ve put together a list of must-haves for your corn travels.
When going through a corn maze don’t forget to bring the following:
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