30 Valley Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Connor’s Farm wants to “Welcome you to the Jungle” – its theme for the annual corn maze. Prepare to meet the dinosaur among the corn stalks. Put the kids to work to see if they can find him. People from all over Massachusetts come to buy fresh corn from the Connor family. Once there, the adventure expands into games for all ages such as the corn cannon, barn yard adventures and pig races, hay rides, bouncing houses and evening flashlight tag. Connor’s Farm continues to be a flourishing working farm that began in the mid 50s with 40 acres of sweet delicious corn. Bring the family for much more than the corn maze. Admission is free except for the haunted activities.
279 W. Berlin Road
Bolton, MA 01740
Grab a pumpkin at the entrance to Schartner Farms and enjoy its corn maze for the whole family. Bundle up for a hayride to the entrance and get ready to race. Making the maze an adventure for even the youngest of the bunch is simply corn-tastic. Located in one of New England’s oldest dairy farms (circa 1902) Schartner Farms began its more fruitful agriculture adding orchards, fruits and corn, keeping the business intact to this very day. Expect to be covered in hay, meet new animal friends and give the family new photo opportunities.
Davis Family Farm
145 Redstone Hill Road
Sterling, MA 01564
It’s Davis Mega Maze, complete with treasure hunts and fright nights and evening flashlight maze events. Find the clues to its “National Treasure” adventure, mastering the three-mile maze and all the surprises within to win a prize. Davis Family Farm is a full day and evening of activities your family just doesn’t want to miss. Plan the day to include picnic fare and warm clothing. Bring your flashlights and a bit of courage if you dare to enter the haunted, world-class fright night. A few screams are welcomed. For the younger adventurer, daytime mazes, an animal barn and even miniature golf course are housed here year round. The Davis Family farm is a spectacular visit for the entire family no matter what age.
259 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
Exploring the 18-acre corn maze at Marini Farm is another dinosaur adventure for the family. T- Rex is on the loose! Eighteen different information stations are nestled within its maze for learning opportunities and a map sporting “You are here” arrows, and a game sheet. It’s a mammoth, mammal adventure but the staff won’t be giving out clues to the exit. A finished game sheet makes for a finished maze. Wear comfortable shoes for the ten miles of trails, and don’t get too lost. There is so much to do at the Marini Farm including a giant jumping pillow, haunted greenhouse and a gigantic rope spider web among the traditional hay ride and pumpkin patches.
789 East St.
Mansfield, MA 02048
The Flint Farm corn maze may be the first reason to visit this season, but it may not be the last. The theme this year has visitors at ‘the beach’ in the fall. Snuggling into the hay during a wagon ride can get quite warm indeed. Pick the family’s pumpkins to decorate and display, and remember to return for the winter season for quality Christmas trees of every shape and size. Flint farm is a wonderful opportunity to stock the shelves with farm-fresh fruit and vegetables. Bring along this year’s list for Thanksgiving fare and remember to revisit each and every season of the year.
Freelance Writer Corinne Costantino brings the “Best of Boston” to New England. Her work can be found on Examiner.com