These Hudson Valley Corn Mazes Are A-Maize-ing
Do you have what it takes to make it through the farm labyrinths this fall?
The maze at Barton
Photo courtesy of Barton Orchards
That fall feeling is creeping into the Hudson Valley. Before you know it, talks of apple picking, farm fetes, and pumpkin spice will fill the air, mingling with scents of cinnamon and cider donuts. In honor of the impending return of autumn, we rounded up the region’s coolest, creepiest, can’t miss corn mazes in the region. As you hop from farm to farm over the course of the season, challenge yourself to navigate them all.
The maze at Barton / Photos courtesy of Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Ln, Poughquag
Barton isn’t just a farm; it’s a destination. In addition to pick-your-own produce and barnyard animals, the farm also boasts a corn maze that changes in pattern and theme each year (2019 is Tree Top Adventures in honor of Barton’s sky-high adventure center). After you make it through the challenging course, refuel with a cup of cider and a slice of pie at the bakery. For additional entertainment, check out the fun park, catch a concert with one of the visiting bands, and bring your pup to the dog park. Come Halloween season, dare your friends to a chilling stroll through the haunted house.
The corn maze at DuBois Farms / Courtesy photo
209 Perkinsville Rd, Highland, 845.795.4037
You’ll feel like Pac Man as you wind around corners in the two-acre corn maze. Once you make it out, keep those autumn vibes alive with a tractor-pulled wagon ride or a trip to visit the farm animals. Bring the kids to “Tiny Town,” the pint-sized village that is perfect for games of make believe. As for food, treat the family to homemade apple cider donuts and cotton candy from the farm market and café. The 21-and-up crowd, meanwhile, can hit the Tavern at DuBois Farms for local hard cider, craft beer, and wine.
2187 Rte 32, Modena, 845.883.7825
Hurd’s takes fun on the farm seriously. Dubbed “agritainment,” the onsite festivities include a two-acre corn maze, an apple launcher, pedal karts, and a giant slide. This year’s maze features a special design to honor the farm’s 25th anniversary of fall festivals. We can’t promise the aerial view will help you power through the maze, but it sure looks cool from above.
221 Middle Rd, Rhinebeck, 845.590.9642
Venture over to Kesicke Farm in Rhinebeck in September and October to experience the best of autumn during one of the fall festival weekends. Race with friends through the corn maze, then hop on a wagon ride and pick your very own pumpkin. After you say hello to the farm animals and give them a snack to two, indulge in a delectable apple cider donut. ‘Tis the season, after all.
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250 Hurds Rd, Clintondale, 866.632.7753
When you need one spot that will satisfy the entire family, Minard’s is the place to go. The all-in-one venue delights the young and the young at heart with barnyard football and baseball, a bounce pillow, a kid-sized spider web, pedal carts, and more. If you want to embrace your inner Tomb Raider, test yourself with a trip through the massive corn maze. Once you make your escape, order a warm apple cider donut or two as a reward.
240 Milton Tpke, Milton, 845.795.2383
Prospect Hill is quite the destination once fall settles in the Hudson Valley. The festivities begin with Kids’ Days on the last weekend in September, when little ones can venture through the corn maze, learn about cider pressing, and even build a scarecrow. On top of that, the orchard also has pick-your-own produce throughout the year and a cider fest in October.
Are you looking to do a #cornmaze this fall? How about a Nine Pin #cornmaze🌽?! We are pumped to be teaming up with @samascottorchards this fall for this Nine Pin Corn Maze design! Try to find your way through, find all 8 stations, and win yourself a free soft serve from @samascottsgardenmarket AND a free 6oz pour in the tasting room (free pour expires 11/8/19)! Tag a friend who you want to beat this maze with! . . . . . . At the end of the season, join us for our 2nd Annual #CiderMaze on Friday, October 25th from 6-11pm. We will be set up outside the maze serving cider with food provided by @yummykitchenny. Beat the maze and win discounts on pours of cider! This will be a 21 and over event. $15 entry gets you entry into the maze and your first can of cider to drink in the maze. Please bring flashlights as it will be dark! #drinknyapples #newyorksfirstfarmcidery
65 Chatham St, Kinderhook, 518.758.9292
While Samascott is a Hudson Valley favorite for U-pick and cider pressing throughout the fall season, it’s also a must for corn maze explorations. This year, the Kinderhook orchard teams up with Albany’s Nine Pin Cider on a spectacular seven-acre maze designed in honor of the cidery. Up for a challenge? Anyone who finds all eight hidden stations inside the labyrinth can win a free small soft ice cream.
5100 Rte 209, Accord, 845.626.2676
To say that there’s a lot to do at Saunderkill Farms would be an understatement. Come fall, head to the Accord site to adventure through the corn maze, then hop on a hayride and do a bit of apple picking, too. If the abundance of greenery inspires you to introduce plant life into your own home, stop by the greenhouse to pick up a potted friend. Check out the farm’s Facebook page for more information on upcoming events.
531 River Rd, Montgomery, 845.457.1991
Open Labor Day weekend to October, this seven-acre corn maze in Montgomery honors the dairy farmers who founded the farm. The view from above reveals a fun agricultural print that weaves and loops around itself. Visit on the weekends for family-approved fall festivals, which include hayrides, ninja obstacles, kiddie trains, and a hay maze, too.
1297 Brookview Station Rd, Castleton-on-Hudson, 518.365.9099
Take a drive to Castleton-on-Hudson on that first crisp weekend to wind your way through the Tetris-style maze. Formerly owned by Goold Orchards, the maze now belongs to the Windy Hill family, which runs the orchard on the grounds as well. After you complete the course, stick around for a spot of apple picking or stop into the farm store for local artisan treats.