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The nights are getting a little cooler and the unmistakable crispness of the changing weather is all around you… it’s that time of year again for autumn awesomeness! The time of year for pumpkin picking, apple picking, haunted happenings, fabulous fall foliage, and fun fall festivities like corn mazes.
Whether you like your corn mazes to be all business and all about the challenge, or you’d like yours to come with a healthy helping of autumn activities alongside, you’ll find it here on this list of the 8 best corn mazes in Vermont!
Hathaway Farm in Rutland, VT
Hathaway Farm’s 13-acre corn maze comes with a series of clues that play into each year’s theme (2021 is Vermont Superheroes!), so bring a little brainpower with you to solve the riddles that will help you find your way through this fabulous maze. If you’d like to make it even more of a challenge, come for the Moonlight Madness flashlight maze, every Saturday night during corn maze season.
There’s also a livestock barn for getting your cute farm animal fix, a farm store for your maple syrup needs, a pumpkin patch for pumpkin-pickin’, and a mini-maze and play area for the little ones in the group, too, so bring everyone along to Hathaway Farm where they like to say “You’re lost… You’re laughin’… You’re loving it!”
Gaines Farm in Guilford, VT
Gaines Farm is a beautiful bicentennial farm that hosts all kinds of fun fall festivities, including, of course, their 7-acre corn maze! For those that enjoy an ambling excursion through the stalks of corn at dusk, there’s the Twilight Maze Walk.
If you’d rather experience a more horror-inducing version of corn maze fun, then you’ll love Vengeance in the Valley, the haunted hayride that pulls you through the corn maze, with each twist and turn revealing another fearful fright.
There’s plenty of non-scary stuff at Gaines Farm, too, with a Baby Animal Barn, lots of cute livestock, a cow train for the littles, and concessions with fall favorites like hot mulled cider and fried dough with maple cream… yum!
Isham Family Farm in Williston, VT
Isham Family Farm is the perfect place to go to celebrate fall fun with tractor-pulled wagon rides, pumpkin picking, and a 2-acre corn maze full of riddlin’ directions designed to keep you happily twisted and turned around!
Isham Family Farm also hosts a farm fall festival that features local live music, great eats, cute craft vendors, and lots of fun family fall festivities. This lovely 108-acre farm is also a local favorite for farm-fresh produce and sustainably made old-fashioned maple syrup.
Percy Farm Corn Maze in Stowe, VT
Looking for a fun little romp through the corn? Percy Farm Corn Maze delivers on that each and every year with a new unique path that is designed to be fun for everyone; Percy Farm Corn Maze is also pet-friendly for leashed four-legged friends!
There are also calves and goats to feed along the way for those who are looking for a little facetime with cute farm animals, and its fabulous Stowe location means there are a ton of awesome things to do nearby, including some pretty cool hikes.
Great Vermont Maze in Danville, VT
The largest corn maze in New England, it’s easy to see why it is billed the Great Vermont Maze! The Big Maze covers 24 acres and takes most people about 2 hours to finish it… although there are plenty of those that don’t even make it to the finish! This maze is an activity for those equipped with endurance, patience, and a good-natured and easy-going attitude because you’re going to need it to work your way through this huge corn maze!
For those who are not interested in that level of challenge, there is the Scenic Maze, which takes most people only about 40 minutes or so to make their way through. If you’d like to add a little Halloween spin, check out Dead North: Farmland of Terror during October. Getting lost in a corn maze has never been so easy as it is at Great Vermont Maze!
Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze in Williston, VT
Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze delivers exactly what it promises! Not only will you find a fantastic selection of pumpkins and gourds for all your fall decorating needs, but Whitcomb’s corn maze is 4-acres of engaging fall fun with checkpoints that must be reached (and that contain cool facts about farm life) to obtain the info you need to solve the final puzzle.
Plus, there’s a candy jackpot and a specially marked ear of corn to be found for a prize! Whitcomb’s is awesome family fun and the kind of memory-making activity that will be remembered all through the years.
Peck Farm Orchard in Montpelier, VT
Looking for a picturesque setting that offers a great, relaxed corn maze experience? Peck Farm Orchard is it! In addition to its fabulous pick-your-own apples in the orchard and handcrafted cider and maple syrup for purchase, Peck Farm also has a family-friendly corn maze that is great for all ages, taking most about 45 minutes to complete, with “destinations” within the cornfield to find and check off your list.
Plus, Peck Farm Orchard’s location puts you within close proximity to all these fun things to do in Montpelier!
Sam Mazza’s Farm in Colchester, VT
There are so many fun fall goodies to be found at Sam Mazza’s Farm! In addition to their 3-mile corn maze (successfully complete the maze by getting your card punched at each “station” to be eligible for a grand prize drawing), you’ll find pumpkin picking, a petting zoo and playground, and goodies to purchase like farm-fresh produce, handcrafted home décor and collectible items, and delectable local treats in the bakery case like cider donuts and fresh-baked bread!
Swing by the greenhouse before you leave to pick up a great living souvenir from your fun fall adventure at Sam Mazza’s Farm!
Vermont is full of great places to visit for a good time, now you can add these great spots to your list, too! Happy Fall Fun!
Amy is the founder of New England with love. A proud Vermonter, she hopes to share her love of New England and help you find the best adventures in the region. Amy is also blogger/founder at Two Drifters, where she writes alongside her husband about romantic and couples travel, relationships, honeymoons, and more. When not working on websites, Amy is probably reading, cuddling with her husband and cats, & drinking a maple latte.