If you’ve never been to a corn maze before, you’re certainly missing out on a lot. Corn mazes are a lot of fun and are so quintessentially autumnal it’s ridiculous. People drive from all over the country to enjoy Ontario’s corn mazes, and a lot of them are grown on farms with countless other things to do. If you’re craving some country fun, here are a few options to consider to get your corn maze fix.
Reesor Farm Market, on 10825 Ninth Line in Markham is a gorgeous gem of a farmer’s market that’s pretty close to the city. The corn maze looks quite small at first, but trust me, it’s got a lot of room to get lost in. Once you’re done with the corn maze, there’s a cute pumpkin patch to explore, a giant scarecrow to take a picture with, and a farmer’s market to buy delicious treats from.
Downey’s Farm Market on 13682 Lake Rd, Caledon, is a fun place to visit with the family, even if you have little ones who need strollers. The corn maze on this farm has about 4 km of trail to get through on 8 acres, and takes a good bit of time to work through. Once you’re done finding your way through the maze, there’s lots to do! The children can enjoy themselves on a pirate ship or on a wooden train, and there’s also a petting zoo and plenty of wagon rides to be had. There’s also a farmer’s market for adults to enjoy, and their preserves are some of the best I’ve ever had.
The Hanes Corn Maze on 1001 5 Hwy W, Dundas, is home to one of the oldest corn mazes in the area. The Hanes have been putting together corn mazes for over a decade, and this year’s is about 20-acres large, and the maze is walled by ten-foot-high corn stalks. You have to find all the checkpoints to get through it, and once you do, there’s a petting zoo, a bakery with over 36 different kinds of pies, and a little pumpkin patch to explore!