As the days draw closer to autumn, it’s time to mark the calendar with some of the fall traditions that make the season so perfect: Pumpkin patches, hay rides, and corn mazes. These eight corn mazes around Pittsburgh will lead you on a series of twists, turns, and dead ends as you attempt to make your escape.
1. Coolspring Maze – Mercer
Get ready for a pretty serious challenge as you stroll through the winding paths of the Pokemon Trail at Coolspring Corn Maze this fall. But, don't stop there. Once you escape the giant puzzle, hop aboard a wagon for a hay ride, check out the indoor hay maze, or go on a pony ride. Stop by Coolspring Corn Maze Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 6.
2. Lonesome Valley Farms Valley of Terror – Greensburg
Do you dare face the ghosts and goblins that haunt the Get Lost Corn Maze at Lonesome Valley Farms Valley of Terror? The three acre corn maze features hints along the way to help you escape the giant maze. Don't forget to bring your flashlight to help you find your way out. Lonesome Valley Farms Valley of Terror welcomes visitors on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sundays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. through October 30.
3. Gearhard Farms Corn Maze – Murrysville
Figure out the aerial message hidden in the giant corn maze at Gearhard Farms Corn Maze, a puzzle that's perfect for kids and adults of all ages. After you escape the corn maze, stop by the campfire to make smores (smores packages sold at the farm). Gearhard Farms Corn Maze is open Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. through October 30.
4. Simmons Farm – McMurray
Spend a lovely fall day at Simmons Farm where two corn mazes - one four acres and the other two acres - await to challenge you. Simmons Farm also features a petting zoo, a five acre pumpkin patch, hay rides, and a human hamster wheel. Simmons Farm's fall fun begins September 17.
5. Trax Farms – South Hills
Climb atop the hill overlooking Trax Farms then take on the four acre corn maze. The fall festival at Trax Farms includes plenty to do for the whole family: hayrides, pumpkin picking, a petting zoo, and a cozy campfire to help you stay warm. Trax Farms fall festivities are held every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6. Triple B Farms – Monongahela
Autumn adventure awaits at Triple B Farms during its annual Fall Festival, which kicks off on September 26. Find your way out of the confusing corn maze then enjoy some of the other activities at the farm, including making your own scarecrow (benefiting autism awareness), go pumpkin picking or apple picking, go on a hay ride, or indulge in delicious fall treats. Triple B Farms Fall Festival will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 30.
7. Shenot Farm & Market – Wexford
Head to Wexford where you'll find a slew of fun fall festivities at Shenot Farm & Market, including a challenging corn maze. The farm also features hayrides and pumpkin picking. Get lost in the corn maze starting in late September and running through the end of October.
8. Schramms Farms & Orchards – Jeannette
Get lost in the giant living maze at Schramms Farms & Orchards but don't let the fun end there. Once you escape, pick your Halloween pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, go for a pony ride, or snag a delicious treat from the farm's bakery. Schramms Farms & Orchards Fall Festival starts the last weekend in September and runs through the end of October. Hours vary.
Who’s ready for the fun activities of fall? Go get lost in one of these awesome corn mazes around Pittsburgh but don’t forget to check out these
unique festivals in Pennsylvania, some of which are within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh.