That fall feeling is back in full force in the Hudson Valley. In what feels like the blink of an eye, the return of apple picking, farm fetes, and pumpkin spice everything is here. In honor of autumn’s arrival, we rounded up the region’s coolest, creepiest, can’t miss corn mazes in the region. As you hop from farm to farm over the course of the season, challenge yourself to navigate them all.
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We are excited to announce that Our Pick-Your-Own Vegetable Garden is open this weekend (7/25 & 7/26) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm! This weekend we have Cucumbers, Eggplant (mature size only), Kirby Cucumbers, Peppers, Summer Squash and Zucchini! Green beans and tomatoes will be ready soon! Zucchini flowers are not available for picking. $10 per person for entry to the garden to be credited towards vegetable purchase from the garden upon checkout (ages 3 and up). All vegetables are $1.79/lb. Although we’re dog friendly, no dogs allowed in the garden. Thank you! Barton Orchards 63 Apple Tree Lane Poughquag, NY bartonorchards.com
63 Apple Tree Ln, Poughquag
Barton isn’t just a farm; it’s a destination. In addition to pick-your-own produce and barnyard animals, the farm also boasts a corn maze that changes in pattern and theme each year. After you make it through the challenging course, refuel with a cup of cider and a slice of pie at the bakery. For additional entertainment, play a round of mini golf, catch a concert with one of the visiting bands, and bring your pup to the dog park. Come Halloween season, swing by during one of the thematic weekends.
2187 Rte 32, Modena, 845.883.7825
Hurd’s takes fun on the farm seriously. Dubbed “agritainment,” the onsite festivities include four corn mazes (yes, really), an apple launcher, obstacle course, and a giant slide. Online reservations in advance are required, so book a time slot to make the most of all the activities the Modena farm has to offer.
5755 Rte 209, Kerhonkson, 845.626.7137
A staple in the Hudson Valley for over 200 years, Kelder’s delivers family fun during the fall with U-pick produce, farm market shopping, and, of course, a curving corn maze. Visits to the corn maze are part of each farm and season pass, so book ahead of time to confirm a visit. P.S. Don’t forget to snap a photo with the giant gnome before you leave!
229 Middle Rd, Rhinebeck, 845.590.9642
Venture over to Kesicke Farm on the border of Rhinebeck and Red Hook from September 26 through November 1 to experience the best of autumn during one of the fall festival weekends. Race with friends through the corn maze, then hop on a wagon ride and pick your very own pumpkin. After you say hello to the farm animals and give them a snack to two, indulge in a delectable apple cider donut. ‘Tis the season, after all.
250 Hurds Rd, Clintondale, 845.325.0222
When you need one spot that will satisfy the entire family, Minard’s is the place to go. The all-in-one venue delights the young and the young at heart with pick-your-own fun, shopping in the barn market, and a bounce pillow for kids. If you want to embrace your inner Tomb Raider, test yourself with a trip through the 2.5-acre corn maze. Once you make your escape, order a warm apple cider donut or two as a reward.
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This is our corn maze and some of the pumpkin picking areas for 2020. Sunflower/ sunflower maze will open Labor Day weekend. Activities for children(and I know some adults who love the adventure too) will be limited. Hope you’re able to enjoy our open landscape for our mazes or pumpkin picking later in the season. And to all of the graduates out there… we are so very proud of you!
1448 Rte 211 W, Middletown; 845.386.1882
Pierson’s might be known for its beef, but its corn maze is pretty remarkable, too. This year, the maze honors Class of 2020 graduates with a diploma and cap design. Along with the maze walk, visitors can swing by for sunflower weekends in September and pumpkin picking kicking off on September 19.
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Tonight is the big night…#CIDERMAZE! Join us at @samascottsgardenmarket starting at 6pm. Try to navigate through this year's Nine Pin corn maze design while enjoying a crisp can of cider. Inside the maze, there are various punch points. If you find 4 of the 8 punches, you'll receive $1 off a 12 oz pour at our pop-up Nine Pin bar outside the maze. Find all 8 punches and receive $1 off a second 12 oz pour, as well! The bar (and event) will end at 10pm. As a special treat, @yummykitchenny will be stationed outside the maze serving delicious Korean BBQ right next to our pop up cider bar. @samascottorchards will also be setting up a bonfire 🔥 to keep us warm. This is a 21 and over event only. $15 entry gets you entry into the maze and your first can of cider to drink in the maze. Please bring flashlights as this event will be held in the dark and boots as the maze may be muddy! #drinknyapples #newyorksfirstfarmcidery #cornmaze #ninepincidermaze . . . . #discoveralbany #albany #albanyny #ninepin #ninepincider #hardcider #cider #craftcider #nycider #nyapples #newyorkstate #upstatenewyork #upstateny #nys #local #CapitalRegion #capitalregionny #518 #838 #thisisupstate #glutenfree #thinknydrinkny #lowcalories #lowcal #celiacsafe
65 Chatham St, Kinderhook, 518.758.9292
Beloved by Hudson Valleyites for U-pick fun during fall, Samascott’s also delivers with an abundant market that’s stocked with everything from gardening supplies to cider donuts. As for the corn maze, it’s a massive affair filled with twists and turns that will challenge even the most seasoned maze runners.
5100 Rte 209, Accord, 845.626.2676
To say that there’s a lot to do at Saunderskill Farms would be an understatement. Come fall, head to the Accord site to adventure through the corn maze, then hop on a hayride and do a bit of apple picking too. If the abundance of greenery inspires you to bring a bit of plant life into your own home, stop by the greenhouse to pick up a potted friend. Check out the farm’s Facebook page for more information on upcoming events.
531 River Rd, Montgomery, 845.457.1991
Open August 29 to October, this gargantuan corn maze in Montgomery spreads a message of hope as its theme for the year. The view from above reveals two hands holding the earth, with the word “hope” scrawled above. Visit on the weekends for the family-friendly fall festivals, which include hayrides, ninja obstacles, kiddie trains, and a hay maze, too.
15 Rte 299 W, New Paltz, 845.255.8050
For a classic Hudson Valley farm experience, look no further than Wallkill View in New Paltz. Along with pumpkin picking throughout autumn, the farm boasts over three acres of corn maze entertainment. After trekking it through the maze, stick around for any of the 50-plus muffins, breads, pies, and scones available at the market.
329 Kings Highway, Warwick
The family-run farm is a must for old-fashioned entertainment in the Hudson Valley once fall arrives. Sure, the pumpkin patch is a favorite stop, but the real attractions are the two winding corn mazes that leave visitors weaving their way across the farm’s ample acreage. If you make it to the bridge, don’t pass up the chance to climb to the top for a photo op or two.