Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

Who knew getting lost could be so fun?

The leaves are changing color and the crisp autumn air is finally here, reminding us of all the fall festive activities there are for the entire family! Whether it be fall festivals, apple picking, or pumpkin picking, we want you to have the best fall ever! Looking for a way to spend quality time with your child? Sometimes, that includes a nature getaway and a little “cornfusion.” Here’s an a-maze-ing list of corn mazes across New York City, Westchester and Rockland Counties, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Long Island and Connecticut, where you can go to (safely) get lost and have fun!

 

New York City

Decker Farm

435 Richmond Hill Road, Staten Island

718-351-1611

Pumpkin picking through October (weekends only starting Oct. 1, 11am-4pm). Self-guided tours and hayrides offered. Cornfield on-site. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm. Admission: $6 per person or $20 for a family of four. Additional cost for pumpkins.

 

Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

718-347-3276; queensfarm.org

Pick your own pumpkins on weekends, 11am-4:30pm, through October 29. Hayrides and a 3-acre interactive corn maze on-site.

 

Westchester County

The Haunt at Rocky Ledge

1446 Old Orchard St., West Harrison

Started in the mid-1980s (and known in the 2000s as Haunted Dead End on Gainsborg Avenue), the original haunted house has grown into two houses on five acres of land, complete with a haunted trail, woods, and a corn maze. The scares you’ll experience come from humans, not machines: The event employs actors to create them, and some have been with the event for more than 10 years.

 

Outhouse Orchards

139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem

914-277-3188

Apple picking Sept. 1-Nov. 1, daily, 9am-5pm while supplies last. Fresh cider for sale, hay rides and corn maze on site, and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

 

Stuart’s Fruit Farm

62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs

914-245-2784

Pick your own pumpkins and apples through November, 10am-5pm daily. School tours available weekdays in October. Group tours available through the barn, cider mill, and cold storage, ending with a chance to pick apples or pumpkins. Cash and check only. Bakery open daily with pies, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, muffins, scones, and other treats for sale. Corn maze open 10am-5pm daily.

 

Rockland County

The Orchards of Concklin

2 S. Mountain Road, Pomona

845-354-0369

The children’s activities at this orchard include a half-acre mini corn maze and haunted house, as well as inflatable slides and bouncers. This season’s pick-your-own schedule includes McIntosh Sept. 17, Red Delicious on Sept. 24, Empire and Cortland on Oct. 1, and more on Sundays only. Dates are approximate and weather permitting. Pick a pumpkin or two to take home and make your own jack-o’-lantern, and apple cider and cider donuts as seasonal treats.

  

Upstate New York

Barton Orchards

63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag

845-227-2306

Pumpkin picking through Oct. 31, 9am-5pm weekdays; 9am-6pm weekends. Children’s playground open daily. Harvest festivals on weekends through Nov. 1 featuring live entertainment, hayrides, petting zoo, haunted house, corn maze, gemstone mining, and family fun park. Old Country Store on-site with fudge, ice cream, crafts, and produce. Bakery open on weekends.

 

Apple Ridge Orchards

101 Jessup Road, Warwick

845-987-7717

Pick your own pumpkins from mid-September through October, 9am-5pm, Monday-Wednesday for school groups only; 9am-6pm Thursday-Sunday and all holidays. Hay wagon rides, corn maze, fresh-pressed cider, apple cider doughnuts, apple butter, friendly farm animals for petting, glass observation honey beehive, farm store, and bouncy house.

 

Pierson’s Evergreen Farm

1448 Route 211 W., Middletown

For most accurate GPS directions, Google Pierson’s farm

845-386-1882

Pick your own pumpkins through October. Weekends feature tractor-pulled hayrides to feed the animals, corn maze, and round bale maze. Fright Nights feature the Haunted Barn, cemetery, and corn maze ($17). Snacks and refreshment stand, rentable party area, and store on-site with pre-picked produce, mums, homemade goods, gifts, holiday decorations, and country decor. Grass-fed meat products for sale by the pound on-site. Birthday parties and school tours welcome in October. For up-to-date info: “Like” the Pierson’s Farm and Fright Nights at Pierson’s Farm pages on Facebook.

 

Weed Orchards

43 Mount Zion Road, Marlboro

845-236-2684

Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October. Bakery, farm market, gift shop, winery, and restaurant on-site. Free hayrides, picnic tables, petting zoo, 1-acre corn maze, and face painting. Live entertainment on the weekends, plus games and contests for children and adults. Call, visit the website, or check us out on Facebook for updated information on this year’s Apple Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Festival. Pick Your Own hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. The winery is open 12-5pm on the weekends.

 

Behling Orchards

114 Potter Road, Mexico

315-727-4784

Apple picking September through October, 8am-5pm daily. Farm store with cider, donuts, pies, treats, fall vegetables, honey, and maple syrup. Cook shack with hot food open on weekends, 10am-5pm. Pony and wagon rides, corn maze, and Spooky Hollow haunted maze. Barn Store open 8am-5pm.

 

Ontario Orchards

15273 Center Road, Sterling

315-343-6328

Pick-your-own apples mid-September through mid-October, weekends 9am-5pm. Corn maze, hayrides, and U-pick pumpkins available. Farmers market (located 7 miles away) with baked goods, cider, caramel apples, fresh produce, jams, jellies, preserves, and plants. Fall Jamboree is Sept. 22-23.

 

Prospect Hill Orchards

73 Clark's Lane, Milton

845-795-2383

Apples are available starting Sept. 15-Oct. 21. Open from 9am-4pm, weekends only-pick pears, Asian pears, and pumpkins also available. Low-hanging branches for small children. Two free family festivals including Kids’ Days (Sept. 29-30) which will have face painting, and Johnny Appleseed Cider Festival (Oct. 13-14) which will have cider pressing and tractor-pulled hayrides stop at the cider-pressing tent. Both festivals will have make-your-own scarecrows, gourd crafts, hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin patches, a picnic area, and market. Free parking available at 73 Clarkes Lane.

 

DuBois Farms U-Pick

209 Perkinsville Road, Highland

845-795-4037

U-pick pumpkins, apples, tomatoes, eggplant, and pears through early November, 10am-5pm daily. Fall Into Fall Festival: Sept. 22-23; Apple Daze Festival: Sept. 29-30; Harvest Festival: Oct. 6-8; The Great Pumpkin Festival: Oct. 20-21; Halloween Fun Festival: Oct. 27-28. Corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, and children’s play area and activities on-site; restrooms available. Farm market, café, and bakery on-site; weekend barbecues. Free admission.

 

Hurds Family Farm

2187 State Route 32, Modena

845-883-7825

U-pick pumpkins, veggies, and apples through October, 9am-5pm daily. Family-friendly mystery corn mazes, storybook corn maze, and hayrides; big apple bounce pillow, rubber duck derby, apple launcher, cow train, giant slide, fish feeding, farm animals and nature trails, and gem mining daily. Educational school tours and birthday parties available. Check website for themed weekends, music, and special events.

 

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards

69 Yankee Folley Road, New Paltz

845-255-0999

Pick your own pumpkins, raspberries, blackberries, and apples through October, 9am-6pm daily. Corn maze, bakery, hayrides, and fresh-pressed apple cider available.

 

Kelder’s Farm

5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson

845-626-7137

Pick-your-own pumpkins, apples and raspberries through October, 10am-6pm daily. Eight-acre corn maze, petting zoo, mini-golf course, jumping pillow, and hayrides on-site. School tours and birthday parties by appointment. Call ahead for picking updates.

 

Saunderskill Farms

5100 Route 209, Accord

845-626-2676

Pick your own pumpkins daily, and apples and raspberries on weekends through October. Open 7am-6pm daily except Mondays. Tractor-drawn hayrides, free corn maze, and horse-drawn hayrides on weekends. Farm market with pre-picked homegrown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, apple cider and doughnuts, local maple syrup and honey, ice cream, flower garden, and more on-site.

 

Wallkill View Farm Market

10 Route 299 W., New Paltz

845-255-8050

Pick your own pumpkins and corn maze ($4) through October, 9am-6:30pm daily. Balloon jump on-site. Peter Pumpkin Balloon Chase and free hayrides on weekends. Greenhouse and garden center, bakery with homemade goods, fresh-pressed apple cider and doughnuts, fall decorations.

 

Wilklow Orchards

341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland

845-691-2339

U-pick pumpkins and corn maze through October, 8am-6pm daily. Hay jump, tunnels, greenhouse, farm animals, and picnic areas. Roadside stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, baked goods, snacks, fresh-pressed apple cider and doughnuts, homemade jams, and fall items. School and church groups welcome, call for reservation; birthday parties available on weekends.

 

New Jersey

 

Etsch Farms

556 Buckelew Ave., Monroe Township

732-794-6785

8-acre corn maze. Enjoy hayrides, farm animals, apple cider donuts and slushies. Open weekends in September through October.

 

Von Thun’s Country Farm

519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction

732-329-8656

6+ acre cornfield, miles of trails. Usually a 35-45 minute walk. U-pick apples, pumpkins, hayrides, farm market with homegrown angus beef and produces. Open weekdays and weekends.

 

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester

GPS location: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester

908-879-7189

Apple picking in September and October, 9am-6pm daily (last admission at 5pm). Seasonal U-pick vegetables, pumpkins, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and more (call for availability). Corn maze, sunflower maze, hay pyramid, hayrides, farm animals on site, tract wagon rides, corn kingdom, moon bounce, and pony rides. Farm Store with homemade ice cream and homegrown fruits and vegetables, pies, preserves, homemade fudge, and apple cider doughnuts, and desserts. Local New Jersey meat, cheese, milk, and eggs are also available.

 

Secor Farms

85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah

201-529-2595

Pick your own pumpkins through October. Hay maze, corn maze, millet maze, apple cider doughnuts, pies, animal farm, and flower garden. Hayrides offered weekdays, 3-5pm, and weekends, 10am-4pm. Farm stand open daily, 8am-6pm. Visit Facebook page for most up to date info.

 

Stony Hill Gardens

8 Route 24 (Route 513) and 15 North Road (corn maze), Chester

908-879-2696

Pick-your-own apples in September and October, Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Apples sold by the pound. Pick-your-own pumpkins start in late September. Store and greenhouse on premise (open 9am-6pm daily; greenhouse closed on Sundays). Hayrides on weekends.

 

Wightman’s Farms

1111 Mt. Kemble Ave. (Route 202), Morristown

973-425-9819

Pick-your-own season open now through October. Weekends 9am-5pm. On premises store and bakery with homemade cider and pies, corn maze, and pumpkin slingshot. Weekend hayrides available.

 

Argo’s Farm

1250 Lacey Road, Forked River

609-693-3513

Four-acre corn maze, wagon rides, double hay slides, U-pick pumpkins, and more. September 15 - October 28, 2018. Saturdays-Sundays 10am-6pm. October only, Wednesday-Friday 1pm-6pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm. Admission - Wednesday-Friday $9.95 plus tax; Weekends & Holidays $11.95 plus tax.

 

Pennsylvania

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm

461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4), Sharon

860-364-0025

Apple picking September through early November, daily from 8am-5pm. Blueberries and raspberries available for picking while they last. Family-fun hayrides, corn maze, and apple cider for tasting. Pre-picked fruit and vegetables, fresh-baked pies, fresh pretzels, apple cider vinegar, jam, honey, maple syrup, freshly-ground peanut butter and cider donuts available for purchase. Interactive train display in store area.

 

March Farm

160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem

203-266-7721

Apple and pumpkin picking September through October, 10:30am-5pm daily. Farm market with homegrown fruits and vegetables. Bakery with cider donuts and other baked goods and specialty items. Picnic areas, animal yard, hayrides, corn maze, and farm hiking trails.

 

Mazezilla Corn Maze

415 State Route 115, Slayorsburg

570-402-7378

Eleven-acre corn maze. “Corn helpers” throughout the maze and “tower people” to overlook the complex. Pumpkin launch, mountain slides, wagon rides, barnyard animals, hay forts, corn boxes, duck races. Open Friday-Sunday from Sep.15-Nov. 4. $9 for ages 4 and older from 11am-5pm; $12 for ages 4 and older from 5-10pm. Free for children under 5. Groups of 15 or more receive a $1 discount per person.

 

Scott’s Yankee Farmer, LLC  

436 Boston Post Road (Route 1), East Lyme   

860-739-5209

Apple and pumpkin picking through late October. Open Monday-Friday 11am-5pm; weekends 10am-5 pm, Farm stand open 8am-6pm daily. Wagon rides available on the weekends from Sept. 22-Oct. 28. 2-acre corn maze on-premises. Apple doughnuts and cider available in late September.

 

Long Island

Borellas Farm Stand

485 Edgewood Ave., Saint James

631-862-7330

U-pick pumpkins starting Sept. 30, 11am-5pm weekends only. Hayrides, snacks, corn maze, live music, and other activities. Farm stand with homegrown fruits and vegetables. Free parking. Free admission for children younger than 3. Live music and tasting room available on weekends (12-7pm on Saturday; 12-6pm Sunday).

 

F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm

26 Pinelawn Road, Melville

631-271-3276

Pick your own pumpkins and fall vegetables through October, 9am-5pm daily. Free hayrides. Seven-acre corn maze with admission. Country store on premises. Weekend and Columbus Day activities include inflatable rides and food concessions. Haunted corn maze and haunted mansion Friday-Sunday through October.

 

Fairview Farm

19 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton (GPS: 69 Horsemill Road, Watermill)

631-537-6154

Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, and squash through the second week of November, 10am-6pm, Thursday-Sunday, plus Monday holidays. Eight-acre corn maze. Admission: $12; $10 children ages 4-11; free for children younger than 4.

 

Fink’s Country Farm

6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River

631-886-2272

Fall Festival every Saturday and Sunday, September 22 - October 28, 9:30am-5:30pm. Five-acre corn maze, hay rides, U-pick pumpkins, kiddy trains, and more. Admission: $17 children ages 3-16; $15 ages 17 & up; $11 military/law enforcement/fire; $12 ages 65 & up.

 

Harbes Family Farm’s Middle Earth Pumpkin Farm

715 Sound Ave. Mattituck

631-298-0800

U-pick pumpkins through Nov. 1, 9am-6pm. Apple picking on weekends (and Columbus Day), 9am-6pm. Hayrides weekends only, corn maze, pony rides, farm animals, and snacks available. Fall decorations for sale. Restrooms on-site.

 

Hank’s Pumpkintown

240 Montauk Highway, Watermill

631-726-4667

U-pick pumpkins and apples through October, 9:30am-6pm daily. Three corn mazes, wagon rides, tractor rides, pedal cart racetrack, and more. New attractions include a giant chair for family photos, a wooden dairy barn play structure, and tractor see saws. Maze Park and apple orchard are only open on Saturdays, Sundays, and school holidays. Admission: $13.

 

The Haunted Mansion of Melville

26 Pinelawn Road, Melville

631-271-3276

Those with young children can visit the daytime corn maze on Schmitt’s Family Farm; older kids who scare less easily should opt for Schmitt’s Haunt, which offers a mansion, stage show, and nighttime corn maze. All are haunted by a doctor who ‘lives’ at the farm, who became possessed after given a book of ancient texts by a former patient.

 

Seven Ponds Orchard

65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill

631-726-8015

Apple, pumpkin, winter squash, and raspberry picking 9am-6pm daily through Thanksgiving. Hayrides, 5-acre corn maze, wooden toys, and picnic area. Farmers market with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, roasted corn, homemade pies, jams, and snacks. Call for availability.

 

Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm

270 West Lane, Aquebogue

631-722-3467

Pick your own pumpkins through October. Hayrides, corn maze, bounce house, face painting, and pony rides on-site. Greenhouse, country store, and Snack Shack with roasted corn and apple cider doughnuts on-site. Open Monday-Friday, 12-5pm; weekends and Columbus Day, 9am-5pm. Open 9am-5pm weekdays for schools and other groups; call in advance for reservations.

 

Woodside Nursery & Garden Center Inc.

134 E. Woodside Ave., Patchogue

631-758-1491

Pick your own pumpkins through October, 9am-6pm daily. Haunted house and balloon bounce every day. Face painting, gold rush, scarecrow making, and roasted corn on weekends and Columbus Day. Birthday parties and field trips available.   

 

Connecticut

 

Bishop’s Orchards

1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford

203-458-7425 or 203-453-2338

Pick your own pumpkins and apples daily through late October; Call PICK line in season for daily updates, hours, and locations. Farm market with pre-picked produce, bakery, and winery on-site. Corn maze on weekends and holidays only, 10am-5pm; $6 per person. Call 203-458-7425 before visiting to make sure farm is still open for PYO (occasionally will close for inclement weather).

 

Brown’s Harvest

1911 Poguonock Ave., Windsor

860-683-0266

Pumpkin picking in the fall, 10am-6pm daily. Mums, corn, squash, cornstalks, and fall decorations for sale, along with apple cider, homemade cider doughnuts, and fresh-baked apple and pumpkin pies. Hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, and children’s corn maze on weekends. Supports pacer.org, Autism Speaks, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Andrew Races, Life Choice Donor Services, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

 

Castle Hill Farm

25 Sugar Lane, Newtown

203-426-5487

Pick your own pumpkins through Oct. 31, weekends, 10am-5pm. Open Columbus Day, 11am-5pm. Four-acre pumpkin patch, pumpkin launcher, 7-acre corn maze, pony rides, petting zoo, hayrides, face painting, music, and refreshments available on the weekends. Weekdays feature pick-your-own pumpkins and corn maze only. Barnyard buddies on weekends and weekdays. Reservations available for groups and parties.

 

Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm

461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4), Sharon

860-364-0025

Pick your own pumpkins through early November; pears through November; apples through early November. Interactive vintage model train display. Corn maze on-site. Store on-site with pre-picked produce, bakery, cider and doughnuts, pies, muffins, and honey. Open 9am-5:30pm daily, and Saturday, 9am-5pm.

 

Jones Family Farms

Pumpkinseed Hill Farm, 130 Beardsley Road, Shelton

203-929-8425

Pick your own pumpkins through October, call for daily times of operation. Squash, gourds, and handmade crafts available. Hayrides to pumpkin fields. Corn maze on weekends. UNICEF Family Festival on the last weekend before Halloween. Jones Winery and The Harvest Kitchen are nearby; tastings offered Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.

 

Lyman Orchard

32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield

860-349-6015

Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October. Golf courses on-site. Corn Maze benefits American Cancer Society. Home of Connecticut’s largest indoor, year-round farmers market, open daily; call hotline for hours and fruit conditions.

 

Pell Farms

96 Kibbe Grove Road, Somers

860-763-1643

Pick your own pumpkins through October, weekends, and Columbus Day, 10am-5pm. $9 admission. Hay maze, corn maze, petting zoo on weekdays. Hay maze, corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides ($6), face painting, and games on weekends. Snacks and fall decorative items for sale.

 

Wells Hollow Creamery/Farm

656 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton

203-926-0101

While the corn maze at Wells Hollow Farm is open from late September through October during the day and at night (reminder: bring your flashlight!), you’ll want to save time to savor one of more than 50 flavors of ice cream from the creamery on the 3,000-square-foot patio. Look out for seasonal fall flavors.

 

Plasko’s Farm

670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull

203-268-2716

The corn maze at this beloved farm changes annually, but it becomes no less popular – owner John Plasko says about 300 kids a day navigate through it. Admission is for a good cause: $1 from each ticket is donated to Swim Across the Sound, an organization Plasko chose on behalf of a customer’s cancer survival (and his own).