It isn’t fall until you and the kids get lost in one of many NJ corn mazes. Here are spots to go to:
83 Emleys Hill Rd., Cream Ridge
This four-acre maze was built on the side of a hill, which makes it great for views of the 100-acre farmland below. A $4 ticket to this maze also includes entry to the Bullock Barnyard, where there’s a petting zoo and games.
2095 Rte. 9 North & Jake Brown Rd., Old Bridge
Take a trip to Cheesequake Farms where festive fall adventures await you. Become immersed in farm life, including a brand new corn maze at the Rte. 9 location. Don’t forget about the Rte. 34 location where the corn mazes are located in the farthest field yet!
65 River Rd., Montville
Need a place for the little ones to explore a corn maze? Rejoice! This farm has one of New Jersey’s toddler-style corn mazes. While exploring the farm grounds, taste one of the farm’s most famous and delectable treats, warm homemade donuts.
358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
Donaldson Farms boasts a nine-acre corn maze, and this year’s theme is “Salute to Our Military.” For $9, it takes about 45 minutes on average to find your way out, but you always have the option to surrender.
HAPPY DAY FARMS
77 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
Your curious little monkeys will be all over the theme of this year’s 10-acre corn maze: Curious George! Be sure to try Maize-O-Poly, too. And don’t worry about getting lost: Just scan any of the QR codes in the maze with your smartphone for a photo of your location. Afterwards, ride pedal carts, race rubber ducks and relax in a giant rocking chair.
HEAVEN HILL FARMS
451 Rte. 94, Vernon
The 10-acre Sussex County staple features a Wizard of Oz maze adventure made from 10-foot-tall corn stalks perfect for getting lost in. Don’t miss Cornelius Quest’s Picture Find, where you win clues to find your way out.
HOWELL LIVING HISTORY FARM
70 Woodens Ln., Lambertville
It seems appropriate that the 250-year-old Howell Farm hosts the longest-running corn maze in New Jersey. Enjoy the maze’s game board and hidden clues before catching a hayride to the pumpkin patch.
75 Blanch Ave., Closter
Lupardi’s Nursery has a six-acre corn maze that’s sure to keep your little one exploring. Throughout the course, kids can find and collect stamps from 12 different stations. Lupardi’s also has a 30-foot tree house slide, wagon rides and more.
1638 S. Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill
Learn the secrets of lost civilizations at this tricky Maize Quest. Bring a flashlight from home to explore the labyrinth at night on Flashlight Fridays.
STONY HILL FARMS
15 North Rd., Chester
Stony Hill Farms always has a unique shape to its 10-acre corn maze, but this year’s is one you won’t see anywhere else: a giant sea turtle. Throughout the maze you’ll learn fun facts about these endangered creatures, plus what you can do to protect them. You can even “adopt” a turtle on site. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Sea Turtle Recovery.
VON THUN FARMS
438 NJ-57, Washington
519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
Does your family love football? This year, Von Thun Farms (Washington) and Von Thun’s Country Farm Market (Monmouth Junction) are celebrating 150 years of college football and features Rutgers and Princeton logos (aka the NJ teams that started the college football tradition). There’s clues to help guide you: text messages, a passport station and stamps. You can also pick your own apples and pumpkins or go on a hayride with your family. And don’t worry about which location you go to, the same maze design and amenities are at both locations.