This Sunflower Maze Is One Of The Most Underrated And Beautiful Places In Illinois
Summer is going to be gone before you know it, and so are the lovely flowers at this beautiful sunflower maze in Paris, Illinois. This is a gorgeous adventure you’ll never forget.
Don’t let summer pass you by. Check out this magical maze:
L&A Family Farms in east-central Illinois is a small town family farm that hosts several activities throughout the year. None are more fun than its summer sunflower attraction.
This year, the sunflower maze opened July 17, 2019, and it will remain open as long as the flowers are in bloom. This could last into August and September.
The idea of the maze is to enter at one point and exit at another. There are dead ends along the way to throw you off, but just look at it as an opportunity to see more sunflowers.
The farm begins planting its flowers in mid-May and by June, the plants have grown enough that the design can begin to be cut. Once blooms appear on enough of the stalks, the farm opens the maze to the public.
In total, the farm is about 10 acres, and this sunflower maze takes up just about two of those acres. There is also a farm store and nature trails on-site.
New this year is a concession stand trailer serving delicious fried treats and other American classics like burgers, Italian sausage, funnel cakes, curly fries, nachos, and soft pretzels. You'll also find some things to cool you off such as vintage sodas, homemade ice cream, and shake-ups.
In the fall, this farm also offers hayrides that function as educational farm tours as well as bonfires. Other summer activities include a summer camp for kids during June.
The maze at L&A Family Farms is open Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. as well as Sunday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Get more details on its
website or Facebook page.
Address: 21661 Staley Road, Paris, IL, 61944
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