The leaves are changing in Minnesota, but don’t think that winter is here just yet! We’re at the start of one of the best times all year, and it’s too short to stay at home. It’s time for apple picking, pumpkin carving, cider drinking, and getting lost in one of Minnesota’s many corn mazes. While you’re at it, you might as well learn a little bit about what makes these farms special. Many of them offer petting zoos, hay rides, and more. But no matter what, these corn mazes are a-
1. Tews Corn Maze, Winona
This elaborate corn maze is open every weekend from September 24 until October 30. When you find your way out, enjoy the duck and pig races at Tews.
2. Afton Apple Orchard, Hastings
This year's maze honors local heroes: police, paramedics, and firefighters. With over six miles of twists and turns, you won't be disappointed. Visit it every weekend until October 30. The orchard will also be open during MEA weekend.
3. Country Corn Maze, Warroad
This year's Country Corn Maze has a road trip theme. Reminisce about your favorite trips as you make your way through this enormous maze. Open through October 10.
4. Anderson's Rock Creek Relics, Rush City
Anderson's is known for its annual threshing show, but the corn maze is not to be missed!
5. Waldoch Farm, Lino Lakes
Celebrate Waldoch Farm's 100-year anniversary with a trip through their intricate 2016 maze. This century farm also offers flashlight nights for an after dark experience. The corn maze is open until October 31.
6. Tweite's Corn Maze, Byron
Tweite's has been going strong for 28 years. This year's pirate-themed corn maze in Byron is one you won't want to miss. Pop in for 12 acres of fun every weekend until October 23.
7. Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze, Brooklyn Park
This year, Minnesota's largest corn maze celebrates the Vikings and their first season at U.S. Bank Stadium.
8. Sever's Corn Maze, Shakopee
As the oldest corn maze in the Midwest, this maze is a long-standing tradition that's a must-see for any Minnesotan. Stop by through October 30 to appreciate this year's hand-cut design.
9. Be-A-Mazed Corn Maze, Montgomery
This intricate maze at Montgomery Orchard is great for a puzzling break in between apple picking.
10. Valley Corn Maize, East Grand Forks
The Valley Corn Maize is open weekends until October 16, with pumpkins for sale on October 1 and 15.
11. Nelson Farm, Litchfield
This year's theme is "All Roads Lead to the Voting Booth." Stop in for a special weekend, like Scandinavian Days, Grandparent's Weekend, or Military Appreciation Weekend. The maze is open through October 30.
12. Shafer Corn Maze, Shafer
The Shafer Corn Maze's 10th year features a 12-acre maze with a barnyard theme. Visit now through October 30.
13. Erickson's Petting Zoo, Osakis
Erickson's Petting Zoo goes all-out for fall with their corn maze, hayride, and pony rides. They're open through October 30.
14. A and G Produce, St. Joseph
From October 1 through 30, the A and G corn maze is open day and night. By day, it's a normal corn maze. By night, it's a zombie-infested labyrinth that you have to shoot your way out of - with paintballs.
15. Carter's Red Wagon Farm & Market, Park Rapids
This quaint farm in Park Rapids has a corn maze that does not disappoint. This year's castle maze is open Saturdays starting September 24, with extra hours on October 20 and 21 for MEA.
16. Zywiec's Corn Maze, Cottage Grove
This year's maze is scarecrow themed. There are five scarecrows hidden throughout the maze. Answer all of their trivia questions correctly and win a prize.
17. Thea's Pumpkin Patch, Pelican Rapids
Thea's Pumpkin Patch is a long-standing tradition, but this year is the grand opening of Thea's corn maze. The inaugural maze is Peanuts gang-themed.
18. Engwalls Corn Maze and Agri-tainment Center, Hermantown
The Engwalls Maze in Hermantown is open every Saturday and Sunday through October 30.
19. Apple Jack Orchard, Delano
Apple Jack is another orchard with a talent for corn mazes. This year's huge maze features a cute fall design.
20. Country Blossom Farm, LLC, Alexandria
This classic maze in Alexandria is five acres off fun. When you're done, enjoy the corn pit or giant jumping pillow.
21. Crow River Winery, Hutchinson
This gorgeous winery has been around since 2004, but the corn maze is new! It features 12 acres of corn cut into a wine-themed pattern. Stop in every weekend until October 30, including a special haunted weekend October 29-30.