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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 County, Upstate New York, New JerseyLong 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-5pm). 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 26. Hayrides and a 3-acre interactive corn maze on-site.

 

Westchester County
 

The Haunt at Rocky Ledge
1402 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 weekends only.

  

Upstate New York
 

Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag
845-227-2306
A family farm and offsite bakery. Hudson Valley’s Premier PYO with food, live music, fun parkm, petting zoo, corn maze, haunted house and more. 

Apple Ridge Orchards
101 Jessup Road, Warwick
845-987-7717
Pick your own pumpkins from mid-September through October. 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, and farm store.

Pierson’s Evergreen Farm
1448 Route 211 W., Middletown
For most accurate GPS directions, Google Pierson’s farm
845-386-1882
Make your way through sunflower and corn Mazes, kiddy maze, play areas featuring weekend hayrides and slides. Also has a petting zoo, trike track, spider web, tube glider. Open daily for U-Pick pumpkins and weekend hayrides beginning late September through first weekend in November. Gift shop, fall weekend food tent, grass-fed beef for sale by the pound.

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 10am-5pm, every day. The winery is open 11:30am-5pm on the weekends.

Behling Orchards
114 Potter Road, Mexico
315-727-4784
Apple picking September through October, 9am-5pm daily. Barn Store open 9am-5pm. Offers 70 varieties of apples, and loads of family entertainment including U-pick, hayrides, pony rides, and mazes for children, a haunted house, pumpkins and squash, a snack bar, fresh baked pies and donuts, and other seasonal favorites, such as popcorn balls, apple cider and fruit wine.

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. Fall Jamboree is Sept. 21-22.

Prospect Hill Orchards
73 Clark's Lane, Milton
845-795-2383
Apples, pears and pumpkins are available through Oct. 20. Open from 9am-4pm, weekends only. Two free family festivals including Kids’ Days (Sept. 28-29) which will have face painting, and the Johnny Appleseed Cider Festival (Oct. 19-20) which will have cider pressing, hayrides, scarecrow building and a corn maze. 

DuBois Farms U-Pick
209 Perkinsville Road, Highland
845-795-4037
U-pick pumpkins, apples, tomatoes, eggplant, pears and other produce through early November, 10am-5pm daily. Corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, and children’s play area and activities on-site. Farm market, café, and bakery on-site; weekend barbecues. Free admission.

Hurds Family Farm
2187 State Route 32, Modena
845-883-7825
120-acre pick-your-own apple and pumpkin orchard just minutes from the NYS thruway, and 1.5 hours from NYC. More than 35 activities to keep kids engaged including a hayride, bounce pillow, corn maze, apple launcher, cow train, Ninja Warrior obstacle course, petting zoo, playground, and so much more. Farm-to-table cafe with fresh made cider donuts. Local and homemade farm-to-table goodies in our historic barn market. Hurds is also a destination for school field trips and birthday parties. Open Fall hours: 9am-5pm daily through November 3. Winter hours: Open 10am-4pm on Black Friday and weekends, November 29 to December 16.

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. 

Kelder’s Farm
5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson
845-626-7137
Pick-your-own pumpkins, apples and raspberries through October, 10am-6pm daily. 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. 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 ($5) through October, 9am-6:30pm daily. 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. Farm market with homegrown and fresh produce.

Wilklow Orchards
341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland
845-691-2339
U-pick pumpkins and corn maze through October, 8am-6pm daily. Outside play area for kids 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
Pick your own pumpkins and gourds 9am-6pm 5pm daily through mid-November; apples, peaches, raspberries, and other vegetables through October. Pony rides, wagon rides, and moon bounce, open daily. Daily hayrides, corn maze, corn kingdom, friendly farm animals, and giant hay bale pyramid open daily.

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
U-pick pumpkins and apples through Halloween, 10am-5pm daily. Wagon rides to fields available weekends only. Maze Fun Park includes 10-acre corn maze, rope maze, tile maze, and playground at 15 North Road in Chester. Floral shop, greenhouse, and farm market with varying hours at 15 North Road in Chester through Dec. 22.

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.

Long Island
 

F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm
26 Pinelawn Road, Melville
631-271-3276
Pick your own pumpkins and fall vegetables through October, Monday-Friday 12-4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. Free hayrides. Seven-acre corn maze with admission. 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 14- October 27, 9:30am-5pm. Open on some holidays. 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. Pumpkins priced per pound.

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 wooden dairy barn play structure. Maze Park and apple orchard are only open on Saturdays, Sundays, and school holidays. Admission: $15.

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, which features the Melville Asylum and the Psycho Patch Corn Trail in full effect with animatronics and a full acting staff.

Seven Ponds Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill
631-726-8015
Apple, pumpkin, winter squash, and raspberry picking 9am-6pm daily. A U-pick farm with apples, berries and vegetable. Includes a farmer's market, toyland, hayrides and corn maze.

Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm
270 West Lane, Aquebogue
631-722-3467
Pick your own pumpkins through October. Hayrides, corn maze, bounce house, and face painting 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.

Nursery & Garden Center Inc.
134 E. 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

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. Two-acre pumpkin patch, pumpkin launcher, 7-acre corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, face painting, music, and refreshments available on the weekends. Reservations available for groups and parties.

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. Jones Winery tastings offered Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5:30pm.

Wells Hollow Creamery/Farm
656 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton
203-926-0101
Open every weekend during the month of October. Adventure through a corn maze, visit with farm animals, take in the scenery, and enjoy ice cream treat or homemade apple pie a la mode. Ice cream shop featuring 50 different flavors. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 12-9pm; Friday and Saturday, 12-10pm.

Plasko’s Farm
670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull
203-268-2716
The corn maze is open to the general public every weekend from 10am-6pm until October 31st. No reservation is required for the maze or tractor hayrides. The farm also offers an Educational Weekday Group Package and accepts reservations for school field trips, youth/adult organizations, business outings and birthday parties. Please email or call to reserve your date early because spots fill up very quickly.

Brown's Harvest
1911 Poquonock Ave., Windsor
860-683-0266
Pumpkin picking in the fall, 10am-5pm 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 Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Andrew Races, Life Choice Donor Services, and Shriners Hospitals for Children. 5-acre corn maze on site. This year's corn maze theme is "Amazed by the Weather."