Looking for a Corn Maze Near NYC? Here Are 10 You’ll Be Happy to Get Lost In

From hayrides and PSLs to pumpkin patches and apple picking, fall fun is in full swing. But if you haven’t found yourself (or lost yourself, rather) in a mind-boggling, living labyrinth known as a corn maze, then you’re just not doing the season right. Check out our list of the best corn mazes near NYC and find your way to—and through—one of ‘em before the sun sets on harvest season.

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Corn maze near nyc Queens County Farm Museum
Matthew Borowick

1. Queens County Farm Museum in Queens, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 40 minutes

The Queens County Farm Museum is home to the only corn maze in New York City and it’s not too shabby. Although this kid-friendly three-acre labyrinth might not be the most daunting on the list, it presents an adequate challenge nevertheless. Best of all, there are clues to look for and puzzles to solve as you go, so there’s more to this one than aimlessly wandering about and hoping to get lucky.

2. Stony Hill Farms in Chester, NJ

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour

This popular farm in Chester, New Jersey has a designated “maze fun park” that, as the name suggests, boasts a giant corn maze and an array of other family-friendly attractions, too. (Think: kiddie rides, games and concessions.) The ten-acre maze is also filled with activity stations for explorers to enjoy, so even wrong turns are rewarding, and you needn’t worry about a true navigation nightmare, since the place is staffed with “maze masters” who will help the directionally challenged.

3. Argos Farm in Forked River, NJ

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour, 30 minutes

The kid-friendly corn maze at Argos farm is just one of the many fall festival events worth checking out, so we suggest you set aside a whole day for this one. Other attractions include an obstacle course, peddle carts, giant hay slides, pig races, an enormous bouncy air pillow and an extensive menu of farm fresh eats that will make any foodie swoon.

Corn maze near nyc Alstede Farms
Alstede Farms

4. Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour

Another Chester, New Jersey gem—this picturesque pick-your-own farm has activities offered on the daily, including a 10-acre corn maze, pony rides, hayrides, petting zoo and a bouncy house for the kids and a wine-tasting area where grown-ups can sip on top-notch local vino. (Psst: Once you’ve successfully made your way through the maze, be sure to take a laidback stroll along the stunning sunflower trail.)

5. Hank’s Pumpkintown in Watermill, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 2 hours

A new themed adventure is on offer every year at Hank’s Pumpkintown where visitors of all ages can take on the challenge of tackling three separate corn mazes of varying difficulty levels. This year the options include a maze with a color coding interactive game, another with a “corny character” search and finally a maze for the little ones that features an illustrated “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” storyboard. In other words, there’s something for everyone in Pumpkintown.

Corn maaze near nyc Hurds Family Farm
Hurds Family Farm

6. Hurds Family Farm in Modena, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour, 45 minutes

At Hurds Family Farm you’ll find a modest-sized (two-acre) corn maze with a festive pollinator theme for the kids to tackle, along with a wide range of other fall activities for the whole fam to enjoy. We strongly suggest you carve out some time to walk the property’s scenic nature trails and go for an exhilarating zip line ride, which boasts stunning views of the Mohonk Mountains.

Corn maze near nyc Fink’s Country Farm
Fink’s Country Farm

7. Fink’s Country Farm in Wading River, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Tickets to the fall festival at Fink’s Country Farm—a weekends only “agritainment” destination on Long Island—gets you unlimited access to a host of attractions, including face painting, animal feeding, apple cannons, bounce houses and (of course) the impressive 10-acre corn maze. Pick-your-own and other activities are on offer for an additional fee, but we think the basic wristband, which is free for tots under age two and $18 to $20 for everyone else, boasts all the bells and whistles you need to fill a full day on a budget.

Corn maze near nyc Castle Hill Farm
Castle Hill Farm

8. Castle Hill Farm in Newtown, CT

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Weaving your way through the 7-acre honey bee-themed corn maze will take a significant chunk of time, but a weekend visit to this popular Connecticut farm also promises live music, tasty food truck fare, face time with farm animals, hay rides and a host of other special events like farm to table dinners and nighttime maze access. Bottom line: Check the calendar for details and plan to make a day of it.

Corn maze near nyc Mazezilla

9. Mazezilla in Saylorsburg, PA

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour, 50 minutes

If you’re seeking a serious challenge, head to the Klingel’s Farm complex in Pennsylvania for a fun, memorable and downright disorienting day spent in the 11-acre corn maze—a famous attraction that lives up to its intimidating name. Fear not, though: The living labyrinth is outfitted with on-the-ground maze helpers and even “tower people” who are well-positioned to spot families in need of assistance. (Phew.)

10. Outhouse Orchards in North Salem, NY

  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour

Outhouse Orchards, which occupies a gorgeous swath of land in North Salem, New York, is a prime pick-your-own spot that’s easily accessible by both car and train. (It’s just a stone’s throw from the Croton-Falls station on the Metro North.) Navigating the corn maze isn’t quite as easy, but you can always fall back on the provided map if the many hidden clues you encounter on the winding paths prove too tough to decipher.

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