It’s a hard sentence for someone of us to swallow, but our cold and colorful season fall is just right around the corner. This weekend some of our favorite farms are opening back up for the year and have prepared some of our most anticipated fall activities for us. I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but one of my favorite things to do during this time of year is to get myself lost in a well-made corn maze! Ready to jump into fall? These six corn mazes in New York are the perfect way to kick off the season.
1. Long Acre Farms - Macedon
The Amazing Maize Maze at Long Acre Farms opened up back in 1998 and is known for being one of the longest running mazes in the world! Not the average maze you'll walk into, each year it takes visitors an average of 90 minutes to complete the mazes made here. September 10th will be the first day that the maze is open to the public.
One of the reasons why you'll love coming to this particular farm? Not only do they have their Amazing Maize Maze, they also have a smaller Animal Tracks Maze for children and offer Moonlight Maze Nights!
The dates this year for the Moonlight Maze Nights are September 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 30th and for October the dates are the 1st, 7th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th! Tickets for the maze can be bought starting at 6:00 p.m. and go until 9:00 p.m., with the maze closing to visitors at 11:00 p.m..
How to get here: 1342 Eddy Road Macedon, NY 14502
Pricing: If you're coming with a group or family, paying the $11 dollars for a Barnbuster Ticket is worth it! The Barnbuster Ticket includes unlimited access to the Amazing Maize Maze, Animal Tracks Maze, Back 40 Adventure, as well as the wagon and train ride.
2. Liberty Ridge Farm - Schaghticoke
This year marks the farm's 50th anniversary of the
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown maze design. The farm opens up for the year on September 17th and is closed on Mondays. The farm features an 11-acre cornfield maze that has two phases, one being easier and the other more challenging.
How to get here: 29 Bevis Road Schaghticoke, NY 12154
Pricing: General admission for the farm costs $15 dollars per person. Admission includes access to the corn maze, the corn cob express, trolley rides and so much more! Our suggestion? If you can make it out to the farm on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday admission is only $14 dollars per person.
3. Fort Ticonderoga - Ticonderoga
Known for being America's most historic landscape, Fort Ticonderoga offers more than just a historic star-shaped fortress for visitors to explore during the fall. Fort Ticonderoga features a corn maze designed to resemble the fortress, an unforgettable experience. Throughout the maze you'll find history clues leading you in the right direction, open for the season now through October 9th.
Maze By Moonlight: Friday October 28th and Saturday October 29th you'll be able to explore the Heroic Maze at night with a flashlight! The cost is $10 dollars per person, opening at 7:00 p.m. and selling tickets until 9:00 p.m. with the maze closing at 10:00 p.m..
How to get here: 30 Fort Ti Road Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Pricing: Entrance to the Heroic Maze is included with your admission to Fort Ticonderoga until October 10th!
Admission to the fort from now until September 18th:
Adults: $22.00, Seniors: $20.00, Kids ages 5 - 12: $9.00
Admission to the fort September 19th through October 16th:
Adults: $20.00, Seniors: $18.50, Kids ages 5 - 12: $9.00
4. Queens County Farm Museum - Floral Park
While it may seem strange to try and imagine a giant corn maze in New York City, this historic farm has one of the most unforgettable mazes our residents could ever visit. With roots going back all the way to the late 1600's, the Queens County Farm is an important piece of our state's history. Covering nearly 50 acres of land, it remains the city's largest tract of undisturbed farmland, ever.
Maze By Moonlight: On both October 15th and October 22nd the maze remains open until 9:00 p.m., where you can navigate through the corn with just moonlight and flashlights!
How to get here: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY 11004
Pricing: Adults: $10 dollars and Kids ages 4 - 11: $5 dollars
5. Critz Farms - Cazenovia
An amazing farm worth checking out with great prices, the Critz Farms Fall Harvest Festivals will begin on September 17th and run through until October 23rd. This year the farm features a corn maze made with a Gigantic Three Bill Goats Gruff design.
How to get here: 3232 Rippleton Road Cazenovia, NY 13035-9693
Pricing: There's a few ways you could go about visiting the corn maze: Option 1: On weekdays there is no general admission charge to enter the farm, but the catch is that certain activities like the corn maze will require a fee to enter. If you visit during the week you'll have to pay $4 dollars to enter the maze. Option 2: Visit on the weekend and pay a general admission fee of $7.50 per person, with a maximum fee of $30.00 for families riding together in one car. Seniors visiting will only have to pay a $5 dollar fee.
Option 3: Buy a season pass for $25 dollars and come visit the farm whenever you like.
6. Harbes Family Farm - Mattituck and Jamesport
If you're from Long Island you already know that the Harbes Family has locations in several areas of New York. At the Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck you'll find two small corn mazes that are great for families. The Harbes Western Farm in Jamesport features their largest activity, the six-acre corn maze that generally takes visitors about one hour to complete. The Jamesport maze is open every weekend in October from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m..
How to get here -
Mattituck farm: 715 Sound Avenue Mattituck, NY 11952
Jamesport farm: 1223 Main Road Laurel, NY 11948