In Connecticut, there’s always something to do regardless of the weather or time of year.
In fact, are you looking to get outside of your comfort zone?
Sitting on the safer side of adventure is the charm and challenge of a Connecticut corn maze.
This Connecticut tradition takes advantage of the harvest season. It puts those end-of-the-season corn fields to good use.
This isn’t just for kids.
Instead, it’s a refreshingly unique way to experience Connecticut’s meandering countryside.
Where to find the absolute best corn mazes in CT
The eclectic corn mazes of CT offer a wonderful way to make the most of some of the state’s most remarkable, nature-friendly spots.
Starting in order of closest to Stanton House Inn in downtown Greenwich for farthest:
Need a reward for your efforts?
Then Plasko’s Farm is the place to go. The Plasko family has owned this land since 1925. Today it’s all about their interactive corn maze and must-try treats like apple cider doughnuts.
And yet, the ultimate reward is their daily handmade, Ultra-Premium Homemade Ice Cream and Italian Ices. Don’t be shy to ask for free samples before making your final choice — if you can decide that is!
Will it be something as decadent as:
Va Va Voom deluxe chocolate ice cream with:
- Indulgent chunks of dark chocolate
- Sweet Bing cherries
- And layers of cake fudge
Or perhaps you prefer the salty-sweet combo of Caramel Fudge Pretzel packed with:
- Salted caramel
- And chocolate-covered pretzels in luscious, creamy vanilla?
Por que no los dos?
Castle Hill Farm
This massive seven-acre corn maze features a new design each year.
The maze is best viewed from above, with intricate works of art you can try to make out from their observation deck. It’s also a good choice for maze newbies who worry about getting lost.
Not to worry, though:
The kind hearts at Castle Hill Farm will send you into their maze with a map.
That said, if you get lost, just look for the American flag marker to find the exit.
Fort Hill Farms
New Milford, CT
Fort Hill Farm is a certified organic farm committed to farming practices that protect the environment.
This is a New Milford, CT, destination for in-the-know local foodies who only buy certified organic produce.
They might be serious about their farming methods, but they also know how to have fun with authentic farm experiences you can enjoy all year round.
This orchard is steeped in history, with the first acres purchased way back in 1760.
Fun fact for history buffs:
The Lymans were not just industrious farmers but also active in the movement to abolish slavery. They even participated in the Underground Railroad, helping fugitive slaves find freedom to the North.
Today, Lyman Orchards offers the ideal Connecticut experience where you can:
- Explore their maze
- Play a round of golf
- And then enjoy lunch at their pub and grill
It’s the idyllic way to spend a day in Connecticut.
Foster Family Farm
South Windsor, CT
Love the idea of generation after generation inheriting farmland?
The Fosters have owned their land since 1790.
Foster Family Farm is your all-around Connecticut farm experience with not just a maze but everything you’d want from a day in the country including:
- A pumpkin patch
- And hayrides
For an added sense of adventure, you can try finding your way in the maze at night.
Another historic site, this farm has been operated by the Brown family since the mid-1800s.
They carve out six of Brown’s Harvest’s 175 acres for their corn maze each year. There, you can test your navigational skills from late September until the end of October. Their themed corn mazes, as well as their night maze toured by flashlight, are famous.
Gales Ferry, CT
If farm animals and donuts aren’t your style, this is the true Grown-Up Corn Maze adventure.
How does a corn maze with wine and hard cider tasting stations sound?
This lovely orchard in the Gales Ferry corner of the town of Ledyard, CT, has the right idea combining:
- First-class food trucks
- And a glass of wine or cider
- With an outdoor experience unique to the Thames River Valley
Their 150-acre farm produces Pinot Blanc and Gewurztraminer from their own Connecticut vineyard. Holmberg Orchards also produces an assortment of fruit wines such as peach, pear, berries and more.
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm
Grab your sensible shoes for this quintessential Connecticut farm experience with:
- Farm animals
- A farm store
- And, of course, tempting farm-fresh treats
You’ll experience the appeal of corn mazes at this farm in lovely Moosup, CT. Many say if you perk up your ears you can hear the distant gobble of their free-range turkeys.
Seems reasonable, considering their official name, Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm.
Whether you’re the type who loves:
- Apple picking and apple pie
- Wine and cider sampling
- Cider donuts
- Or a round of golf
Connecticut corn mazes are perfect when you feel primed for a true Connecticut experience.
Discover even more fall activities in Connecticut
While Connecticut corn mazes are a blast, there’s plenty more to keep you entertained on your fall getaway.
A few top picks for fall activities in CT include:
- Hiking trails throughout Connecticut
- Leaf peeping and discovering CT fall foliage driving routes
- The various fall festivals in Connecticut
- Apple picking in Connecticut orchards
- Pumpkin patches
- Visiting some of the most haunted places in Connecticut
Be sure to download our guide to Connecticut in the Fall if you want the full guide to go.
We hope you enjoy wherever the road takes you this fall in Connecticut!