Cooler weather and falling leaves don’t have to mean the end of awesome outdoor activities. This fall get lost in one of Ontario’s awesome corn mazes!
Here are a few that we think are pretty great:
For the baseball fans : Cooper’s Corn Maze
Cooper’s is a CSA farm and corn maze located in Zephyr, ON. The farm boasts a 10 acre corn maze for you to troop through that has a different route each year. There are also other family friends activities like wagon rides, animal viewings, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and a farm kitchen so you can make a full day of it!
For those who want a challenge : Waterloo County Corn Maze
If you’re near Waterloo check out their County Corn Maze in Crosshill, ON. Each year the theme for the maze changes and we think that their “Natural Disasters” theme for 2015 is pretty awesome. As you go through the maze you can learn about how natural disasters like tornadoes, floods and volcanoes have impacted the earth. They also offer moonlight maze experiences on Friday and Saturday nights as well as a campfire pit that larger groups can book ahead.
For all the beer lovers : Ouimet Farm’s Corn Maze
Located in Vankleek Hill, Ouimet Farms models their corn maze with a Beau’s theme! There are three challenge levels for the maze: easy, intermediate and advanced. With easy taking 15 minutes and advanced labelled as a two hour experience, this is a great way to create an experience that is appropriate for all ages and levels of physical fitness. Ouimet Farm’s also offers a spooky maze on October 30th that is not for the faint of heart!
For the animal lovers : Cricklewood Farms
Cricklewood Farms is located outside of Brighton, ON and is in their 15th year of creating the corn maze. Each year the farm picks a charitable organization and designs their maze with them in mind. This years theme is supporting the Northumberland Humane Society by carving animal shapes into the maze and donating funds to the organization. Supporting a great cause while having a great time? Sign us up! There are other things to do at the farm as well including pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. They also offer group rates for groups of 20 or more so this could be great team building for work places or parties!
For the young at heart : Wagon Wheel Produce and Corn Maze
Fear not Simcoe County, there is a corn maze for you too! At Wagon Wheel Farm visitors can enjoy a 12 acre corn maze that is open on the weekends during September and October. The maze is designed and created by the Koptik Family, who own the property. Just to give you an idea of how much time goes in to creating a corn maze, the Koptik Family generally spends about 60 hours drawing the maze and 250 hours actually creating the maze. During the harvest there will also be fresh produce available for sale on the farm!
Keep in mind to check with the farms in cases of inclement weather. Check with their website to see what guidelines the farms provide for visitors concerning pets and facilities.