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These Hudson Valley Corn Mazes Are A-Maize-ing


Do you have what it takes to find your way through the local labyrinths? There’s usually an apple cider donut waiting at the end.

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.

Barton Orchards

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.

Hurd’s Family Farm

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.

Kelder’s Farm

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!

Kesicke Farm

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.

Minard’s Family Farm

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.

Pierson’s Farm

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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Samascott’s Garden Market

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.

Saunderskill Farms

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.


Twin Ponds on the Farm

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.

Wallkill View Farm

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.


Wright Family Farm

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.

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