Corn Maze
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It isn’t fall until you and the kids get lost in one of many NJ corn mazes. Advance tickets are recommended at most spots, so call ahead, or go online to get the exact details before you head out. Think you’ve got what it takes to navigate one of these corn mazes? Here are the ones around the state to try.

AGROS FARM
12550 Lacey Rd, Forked River
609-693-3513
This year’s maze celebrates Lacey’s 150th anniversary. While you are there, try your hand at the obstacle course and goat walk. There’s a jumping air pillow, hayride, wagon rides, corn hole and more. $12/person during the week, $15/person on the weekends and holidays.

BULLOCK FARMS
83 Emleys Hill Rd., Cream Ridge
609-758-8726
This four-acre maze was built on the side of a hill, which makes it great for views of the 100-acre farmland below. While there you can explore Bullock Barnyard, where there’s a petting zoo and games, or head to Screamin Hill Brewery for a beer. Fall fun activities run September 18 – October 31.

DONALDSON FARMS
358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
908-852-9122
Donaldson Farms boasts a nine-acre corn maze, and this year’s theme is “Sarah’s Fight for Hope” a charity that helps families battling pediatric cancer. Open September 25-October 31, $1 from every corn maze ticket sold will go to support this cause. Tickets are $9 for any person over the age of 4. Once you’ve navigated your way out of the maze, enjoy the rest of the Fall Harvest weekend activities, like pumpkin and apple picking, hayrides and more.

EMERY’S BERRY FARM
346 Long Swamp Rd, New Egypt
609-758-8514
The seven acre maze features a Who Dun It Clue game to play while you walk the maze. Starting September 25 and open weekends until October 24. Got littler kids? Try the two-acre Treasure Hunt Corn Maze instead. Then enjoy hay rides, farm animals and the farm market.

ETSCH FARMS
556 Buckelew Ave, Monroe Township, NJ
732-794-6785
Explore the 8-acre corn maze weekends in October. For $14.99 you’ll be able to master the maze and ride the corn train. This year’s theme is Time for Donuts, and there’s a crossword puzzle game in the maze for an extra challenge. Advance tickets are recommended and $14.99 for all people age 3 and up.

HAPPY DAY FARMS
77 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
732-977-3607
In addition to just escaping a corn maze, make sure to play a game of Maize-O-Poly, where you’ll find clues to fill up your game board. Get lost? Text the question master who will give you hints on how to get out. Afterwards, ride pedal carts, race rubber ducks and relax in a giant rocking chair. Tickets will be sold online only due to capacity limitations. Definitely have your camera ready to take pics of the pumpkin houses in Pumpkinville. Advance tickets are required. $20/person.

HEAVEN HILL FARMS
451 Rte. 94, Vernon
973-764-5144
The 10-acre Sussex County staple features a mad scientist theme, and there’s a smaller hay maze for the little ones. Visit the farm animas, food stands, bee hives, ball arcade and more at the Great Pumpkin Festival. Weekday tickets are $14.99/person and weekends are $19.99/per person. Fall fun is open now until November 7.

HOWELL LIVING HISTORY FARM
70 Woodens Ln., Lambertville
609-737-3299
It seems appropriate that the 250-year-old Howell Farm hosts the longest-running corn maze in New Jersey. This 4-acre maze has two miles of paths with a maze master tower, victory bridge, maze games and more. Advance tickets are recommend, $8/child, ages 5-9. $10/person 10 and up. Opens on October 2.

JOHNSON’S CORNER FARM
113 Church Rd, Medford
609-654-8643
This kid-friendly corn maze is appropriate for all ages. There’s live music, a sunflower stroll and barnyard. Open weekends through October 31, their fall harvest tickets are $6.50/person and advanced tickets are required.

ORT FARMS
25 Bartley Rd. Long Valley
908-876-3351
This 6-acre corn maze is for a good cause, with proceeds from tickets going to benefit the Long Valley Food Pantry. The maze is open until the end of October, and their fall festival is weekends all throughout the month, and includes farm animals, pumpkin picking, hayrides and pony rides. There’s even a monster truck and apple cannons. Admission is $8/per person, children 2 and under are free, though some attractions have extra fees.

SAHL’S FATHER SON FARM 
420 West Pestalozzi St, Galloway Township
609-965-9300

Corn maze season funs September 25 – October 30 at this farm. Look for clues to find missing Farmer Joe. There’s even flashlight nights available starting at 7 pm. There are also hayrides, a pumpkin patch and barnyard animals. Tickets are $11.95/person, Thursdays – Saturdays.

STONY HILL FARMS
15 North Rd., Chester
908-879-2908
Stony Hill Farms has a 10-acre corn maze, with an Orchid Adventure theme this year. Worried about getting lost? Find a Maze Master who will help you find your way back to the front. Feeling brave, try a flashlight night in the dark on Saturdays in October, where you make your way through the maze in the dark with nothing but a flashlight. Afterwards enjoy the Maze Fun Park with a pumpkin patch, hay rides, gemstone mining and a life-size board game. Open now until November 7. Buy tickets in advance to guarantee admission.

V&V ADVENTURE FARM
1139 Old Indian Mills Rd, Shamong
609-801-2495
This year’s 10-acre cornfield maze has a haunted house theme, which might make things a little spooky if you try the flashlight version after dark. There’s also a pumpkin shooting gallery, rubber duck races, hayrides, pumpkin picking and more. Tickets are $12/person, and the farm is cash only.

VON THUN FARMS
438 NJ-57, Washington
908-689-3761
519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
732-329-8656
Both locations of the farm will be open from September 18 to October 31, complete with corn mazes to explore. You can also pick your own apples and pumpkins or go on a hayride with your family. Both locations have corn mazes and online advance ticket purchase is recommended. General admission tickets for Fall Festival weekends start at $14.99.

WIGHTMAN FARMS
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave, Morristown
908-425-9819
More than just one corn maze, visiting Mazeland will give you access to their Giant Corn Maze, hay bale maze, rope maze, paver maze, rock labyrinth, hay bale tunnels and more. You’ll also get unlimited hayrides, and access to apple picking, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October.Tickets available at the farm and are $25/person.