It’s impossible to believe that fall could be anywhere close, but as we watch these September days quickly slip by, there’s only one thing to do: embrace it. When most people think about fall in Virginia, they dream up images of pumpkin patches, apple cider, and tree-lined drives. But there may be another fall activity that has slipped from the radar, and it may be time for you to revisit. So here are six corn mazes you’ll love getting lost in this fall.
1. Doe Run Farm (Ararat)
Located in the beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Doe Run Farm is a family-run operation that delights in celebrating all things farm and garden related. The corn maze is just one fall activity among many, including corn hole, horseshoes and a hay ride. Doe Run Farm opens its corn maze on September 26th and will be running through November 1st.
2. Northern Neck Farm Museum (Heathsville)
The Northern Neck Farm Museum is a collection of farming equipment which was started by a Northumberland County native in 2006. Today, the museum is dedicated to preserving the agricultural history of the land through education and all kinds of farm-related activities. Starting in September, the famous corn maze will be open to the public.
3. Liberty Mills Farm (Somerset)
The family-run Liberty Mills Farm can be found in Orange County. Their beloved corn maze is known for being a work of art. The first photograph is a "sneak peak" of the 2016 maze, while the one directly above shows the maze of 2015. Admission begins on September 12th this year, and visitors can enjoy over seven miles of maze trails and walking paths.
4. Bergey's Breadbasket (Chesapeake)
Bergey's Breadbasket is a bakery, deli, and creamery run by the Bergey family. The business has a long history within the Tidewater area, and has been operating since 1910. In addition to freshly-baked treats, visitors can enjoy touring the farm and its seasonal attractions. The corn maze opened up to group reservations in mid-August, but will be open to the public starting September 24th.
5. Back Home On The Farm (Harrisonburg)
This family-friendly spot in Harrisonburg has miles of mazes and bridges for an interactive corn maze experience. This farm also keeps its corn maze design a secret until opening day (which actually occurred on August 27th of this year). The maze welcomes visitors from all ages, and there are even "Corn Cops" on site to ensure that no one gets lost!
6. Lloyd Family Farms (Rockville)
Lloyd Family Farms in Rockville is your one-stop-shop for all things fall. In addition to an impressive corn maze, this spot offers a pumpkin patch, pony rides, and a chance to interact with other farm animals. The corn maze opens this season on September 24th.
Have you had the chance to visit any of these farms? We’d love to hear about your experience there!