Getting lost in a field of corn never gets old. But make plans now to visit one of these mazes across the Mitten before the farms close for the year.
Listen, Michigan: We need to get outside while we still can. Before you know it, winter and its frigid temps will have arrived, and we’ll be stuck indoors cozying up next to a space heater till the return of warmer weather.
One classic fall activity that never gets old is getting lost in a corn maze. And because Michigan has so much farmland, you know our mazes are next level. In fact, CountryLiving highlighted not one but two Michigan mazes in its list of the 33 best overall across the country last year. Yes, we’re that good.
Before the season ends, check out one of these eight unique corn mazes across the Mitten.
Abandoned Acres Farm (Sparta)
If you’re looking for something super scary for the Halloween season, check out Abandoned Acres Farm in Sparta. The entire property is something straight out of a horror movie and will definitely fill your night with jump scares and screams. Spanning 40 acres of terrifying fun, this attraction is extremely immersive—don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Crane Orchards (Fennville)
Crane Orchards is located in Fennville and offers a 20-acre corn maze. Each year, the orchard staff carefully crafts a new unique design that tops the year before, so repeat visitors will always find a new challenge awaiting them. Their first maze was created in 2002, so it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing. After maneuvering the maze, pick some pumpkins or apples and enjoy a hayride.
Hayes Corn Maze (Rock)
The Hayes Corn Maze in Rock is extra fun because you also get to participate in the combination lock game. As you navigate the maze, you are challenged to answer five questions. Each question leads you to a new part of the combination that unlocks a box that has the mystery word. Once you’ve gotten the mystery word, you are entered into a huge cash prize winning—first prize is $200!
Jacob’s Farm Corn Maze (Traverse City)
The 10-acre corn maze at Jacob’s Farm is truly one of a kind because of its designer—we’re talking world-class computer technology. While the maze is usually a fun, family-friendly activity, one night each year, it turns into a spooky Halloween maze. Don’t forget your flashlight because you’ll need it to adventure through the Saturday before Halloween.
Slaughterhouse Adventure and Grand River Corn Maze (Fowlerville)
If an evening of terror is up your alley, Slaughterhouse Adventure is the place for you. Dubbed the “Field of Screams,” the maze is filled with twists and turns that will ultimately lead you to come face to face with the keeper of the corn. (Insert internal scream here.) If you survive, make sure to also check out the haunted escape room and the super spooky haunted house. (Pro-tip: There’s also a non-haunter maze, too)
Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin (Saginaw)
You could say the Johnson family knows a thing or two about farming pumpkins—they’ve been at it for more than 30 years. To really make your experience at Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin memorable, try your hand at the giant trebuchet that can chuck pumpkins thousands of feet into the air. Afterward, take your time exploring the super tall, 13-acre corn maze. Bonus: Johnson’s has a cute little 1-acre soybean maze and 1-acre sunflower maze for your little ones to enjoy.
Corn Fun (Casco)
Four miles worth of family fun? Yes, please. The two mazes at Corn Fun are filled with kid-friendly activities, such as six different checkpoints and puzzles. Also, make sure you take part in the farm scene investigation! After you’ve made it out, go check out the farm’s beautiful sunflower and zinnia fields, grab a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, and finish up with a hayride.
A-Mazing Acres Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch (Edwardsburg)
The 15-acre corn maze here covers two fields and has a bridge to cross from one side to the other. At night, the path is only lit up by the moon, so make sure you bring a flashlight. This maze is wheelchair-friendly; however, make sure to call before you come so you can get a better idea of what the conditions are like that day.