2018 Update: Corn maze open from September 1 – November 4, 2018. Check out my list of 50 family-friendly fall events around Connecticut. Originally published in 2014
32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT 860-349-1793
I met a friend and her two kids for a playdate at Lyman Orchards on a Monday afternoon. The maze opens at 3pm on weekdays — something I didn’t know before getting there. Since we were a little early for the maze we decided to get lunch at the Apple Barrel store.
Adults – $10 (13+)
Children – $5 (ages 4-12)
3 and under – Free
TIP: Save money with your Big Y card and coins. Purchase must be made at corn maze.
After you buy your ticket you are given a map of the maze and questions that will give you clues on which directions to go.
We’ve visited Lyman Orchards for blueberry picking and their sunflower maze in the past but this was my first time navigating their corn maze. Each year the maze features a different theme. The 2018 theme is “Dancing with the Stars.”
We were the first (and only) people to enter the maze which meant that the kids could run and choose the path. They were amazed at the height of the corn and were excited to find ears of corn that had fallen on the path.
There were posts throughout the maze that coincided with trivia questions. The answer to the question would give you a clue about which way to go. If you needed even more help navigating the paths there were friendly “Corn Cops” who could help point you in the right direction.
I had no idea how complex the maze was going to be. We certainly got lost! It took us about and hour to complete the whole maze. If I were to do it again with toddlers I would only complete half (there’s an exit halfway through).
Even though the maze was a little advanced, it made for a fun afternoon. The girls were exhausted and were practically asleep before we left the parking lot.
What are some of your favorite fall activities? Have you visited Lyman’s corn maze before?