The fall season is full of fun family activities including apple picking, hayrides, visiting pumpkin patches and even a trip to a local corn maze. Corn mazes have long been a popular source of fun for kids of all ages, and in the D.C. metro area, there are quite a few corn mazes to choose from. Here is a description of some of the best corn mazes around D.C. Read on to find out what sets these corn mazes apart from the other mazes in the area.
1720 Crain Highway N.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
What is unique about the corn maze at Montpelier is the fun and whimsical corn maze themes Montpelier Farms comes up with. This year, the theme is deep sea animals, which means the corn maze is designed with fish, turtles and other adorable sea animals. Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, this fabulous corn maze is seven acres. There is also a grass maze, straw bale maze and other fun activities such as hill slides and pedal karts.
1410 Belvedere Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
This corn maze has been in existence for 30 years and is very popular amongst locals. It is open in the evenings and on the weekends for your enjoyment, and you can reenter the maze as many times as you want with the purchase of a single ticket. Something that makes Belvedere Plantation especially great is its second mini corn maze that is stroller accessible, which means even infants can enjoy the corn maze experience. This small maze, unlike the larger one, is also open on weekday mornings. Additionally, Belvedere Plantation has other activities such as hayrides and bonfires.
5620 Butterfly Lane
Frederick, MD 21703
(301) 620 9316
The corn maze at Summer Farms is quite large, with the walking path being 2.5 miles long. The path is made with exciting features like hidden bridges. What makes this corn maze especially exciting is “The Farm Scene Investigation,” a special game devised by Summer Farms where guests use clues placed throughout the corn maze to solve an exciting mystery. Summer Farms also has a rope maze, a pumpkin patch, golf, a pumpkin train and campfires.
Lawyer’s Moonlight Maze
13003 Creagerstown Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
Lawyer’s Moonlight Maze has a number of features that set it apart from other mazes. In addition to a corn maze, the venue features pumpkin cannons, an outdoor hay bale movie screen and an indoor hay maze. The corn maze itself consists of four different mazes, which means it is one of the largest and most complex in the area. There are a series of checkpoints where your map can be punched; the challenge is finding all 24 of the points. Open on the weekends, this corn maze allows dogs, another feature that sets it apart from other local mazes.
Liberty Mills Farms
9166 Liberty Mills Road
Somerset, VA 22972
The biggest corn maze in Virginia is also one of its finest, as the paths of the corn maze at Liberty Mills cover over seven miles of land. The theme this year is “Rising Above” so the maze is designed with a series of hot air balloons, which are both beautiful and create a unique challenge to the maze. There are puzzles within the maze to make the maze experience even more fun. Check out the website for specific information about dates and times. Information on coupons and special events such as a flashlight maze experience is also on the website.
Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.