It isn’t fall until you and the kids get lost in one of NJ’s many 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:
12550 Lacey Rd, Forked River
Find your way through the corn maze, pick the perfect pumpkin and enjoy delicious treats while listening to live music during Fall Festival weekends.
83 Emleys Hill Rd., Cream Ridge
This six-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.
20 Rte. 77, Elmer
Fall activities include the Flashlight Corn Maze, Barnyard Bash, Snuggle Session, field trips to the farm and a Party in The Barnyard.
Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg
Ride the train to the beautiful century-old Snyder Farm. When you get off, choose to explore the Mandalorian Maze or dare to visit the Death Star, both Star Wars-themed mazes. In the Death Star you can also play FSI (Farm Scene Investigator). You can also go mining or have lunch in the picnic grove. Dates run through Oct. 29.
DiDonato’s Family Fun Center
1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton
You can take the train through a little goblin-friendly Halloween town, where you and the kids can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, ride on the giant slide, play on a new inflatable 40-foot obstacle course, trick-or-treat, wander through the Halloween corn maze and meet the local witch.
358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
Donaldson Farms boasts a 9-acre corn maze. 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 a corn cannon!
346 Long Swamp Rd, New Egypt
The 2-acre treasure hunt corn maze and straw bale maze are great for adults and little ones alike. Then, enjoy hayrides, farm animals and the farm market.
556 Buckelew Ave, Monroe Township, NJ
Master the 8-acre corn maze and ride the corn train. There’s a crossword puzzle game in the maze for an extra challenge. Hop on the hayride, meet the farm animals and chomp on some apple cider donuts.
Fairfield Farms & Greenhouses
177 Big Piece Rd., Fairfield
Fairfield Farms will be open for all of their “fun in the field” activities throughout the fall, like the pumpkin launch and the rolling tube ride. Stop by to pick pumpkins, go for a hayride, find your way through the corn maze and the rope maze, and feed farm animals.
Happy Day Farm
77 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
Make sure to play a game of Maize-O-Poly, where you’ll find clues to fill up your game board while you’re inside the corn maze. If you get lost, text the question master who will give you hints on how to get out. Afterwards, ride pedal carts, climb on the spider ropes, race rubber ducks and relax in a giant rocking chair. Opening day is September 9.
Heaven Hill Farm
451 Rte. 94, Vernon
The 10-acre Sussex County staple created an alien-themed corn maze for 2023. Visit the farm animals, food stands, beehives, ball arcade and more at the Great Pumpkin Festival.
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. This 4-acre maze has two miles of paths with a maze master tower, victory bridge, maze games and more. This year’s theme is Maid-a-Milking.
Indian Acres Tree Farm
111 Tuckerton Rd., Medford
The Giant Sorghum Maze is the main attraction here, and is broken up into two sections. The Little Kids Maze is 3 acres of twists and turns as you search for 19 kid-friendly scarecrows who are hiding. Recommended for kids 7 and under. The BIG Kids Maze is 4 acres of fun where you can find 21 additional scarecrows. You can choose to wander through one or both.
Johnson’s Corner Farm
113 Church Rd, Medford
This kid-friendly corn maze is appropriate for all ages. There’s live music, a sunflower stroll and barnyard.
Johnsons Locust Hall Farm
2691 Monnmouth Rd., Jobstown
The pick-your-own season includes apples, pumpkins and sunflowers. The Park & Pick option allows you to visit every stop along the farm drive at your own pace. Get out of the car for the corn maze and farm store.
Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Rd., East Windsor
As you wander through the corn maze, keep an eye out for a cute photo op right in the middle. Then, pick your own fruits and vegetables that are in season, and ask if there is any fresh honeycomb you can buy.
251 High St. (Rte. 94 South), Newton
From Sept. 16 to Oct. 29, there will be different live band and food trucks each weekend, along with the popular 10-acre corn maze, hayrides, u-pick pumpkins and the seasonal sunflower field. Lentini also operates five farm stands, three of which are full-service markets. There’s also a haunted hayride and nighttime terror activities closer to Halloween.
Pop’s Farm Market & Garden Center, Monroe Twp.
This year is the first time you will be able to pick your own veggies in addition to the u-cut flower field. During the festival days on September 9 and October 14, there will be a wine tasting, food trucks, craft vendors, a bounce house, a petting zoo, pet adoptions, a corn maze, a hayride and pumpkin picking.
Maple Leaf Farms
525 Rte. 9 south, Manalapan
There will be live bull riding and country music, pumpkin picking, plus more than 20 activities, including a wooden train, wooden tractor swing, horse tire swings, tetter ball, pumpkin village, hay ride, corn maze, animal barn yard, pig races, goat mountain, hay mize, sand box, tiny trike track, pumpkin bowling, observation bridge, backhoe play yard, corn tunnel, rubber duck races, pillow jump, rodeo show, bean bag toss, pedal karts, corn crib, spiderweb, hay climbing and candy corn toss.
1065 Aura Rd., Monroeville
Start with a wagon ride, journey through the corn maze and then pick a pumpkin. On Saturdays there is flashlight tag in the maze at night, followed by a bonfire.
Mood’s Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
Pumpkin hayrides are available in October. They include a ride to the pumpkin patch, picking a small pumpkin, a drink of apple cider and an apple cider donut. It is a family friendly ride with many fun, silly and scary (but not too scary) things along the path. There are also apple hayrides, a corn maze and scarecrow making on select dates.
Norz Hill Farm & Market
120 S. Branch Rd., Hillsborough
Start with the Fall Harvest Days, which include the corn maze, farm tours, a Kids CORNer, pumpkin patch and food stand. Then, mark your calendar for Scare Farm starting September 23. The Holiday Lights Hayride kicks off November 24.
25 Bartley Rd. Long Valley
Possibly the earliest start to the season, Ort Farms’ Fall Festival begins Sept. 1 during Labor Day weekend! Enjoy a corn maze, PYO flowers, sunflower trail, cow train rides, apple cannon and monster truck rides. Toward the end of September, PYO pumpkins is added to the mix!
R & J Farm
723 W. Herschel St., Galloway Twp.
Wind your way around the trails to search for six location points. If you’re having trouble with directions, ask the “corn cop” for help. The trails are packed down so strollers can roll through easily.
The Red Barn Farm
391 Rte. 206, Hammonton
The Fall Fest includes a giant corn maze and a sunflower festival on the multigenerational farm that includes a storefront and bakery.
Red Wagon Farm
437 Route 33, Manalapan
136 Applegarth Rd., Monroe
Visit the corn maze after picking pumpkins. Then stay for the petting zoo, hay rides, tug-of-war, rock treasure hunt, tractor display, cornhole, pony rides and food trucks.
Sahl’s Father Son Farm
420 West Pestalozzi St, Galloway Township
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.
1051 Rte. 523, Flemington
Take your family on a scenic hayride to 40 acres of home grown pumpkins. While on the patch, you can go through the Corn Maize or Hay Maze, play with the corn cannons, and feed some farm animals. At night, the farm transforms into the Farm of Horrors where you will ride, walk and then run for your life through the Halloween-themed attractions.
85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
The hayride takes you on a scenic ride of the farm, where you will pass by the pond, willow trees and fall decorations. Once you make it out to the field, feel free to explore the corn maze, pick a pumpkin and relax under the rustic pergola.
586 South Middlebush Rd., Somerset
Take a tractor-pulled wagon to the festival site, where you and the kids can take part in a corn maze; a hay bale maze and hay bale activity centers; pumpkin picking; food trucks; kids’ activities like climbing tunnels, bowling, wooden train and boat, hamster wheel, pony hops, backhoe diggers and photo op areas.
Stony Hill Farms
15 North Rd., Chester
Stony Hill Farms has a 10-acre Maze Quest Corn Maze. 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. Afterwards, enjoy the Maze Fun Park with a pumpkin patch, hayrides, gemstone mining and a life-size board game.
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
The Corn Stalk Maze and the Hay Bale Maze are family favorites. When you stop by, you can also PYO pumpkins and apples, paint pumpkins, go on pony rides, play on pedal and play tractors, play children’s games, visit the Adventure Story Barn, befriend barnyard farm animals, walk along the pollinator sunflower trail, go on a scavenger hunt, try homemade foods, drink some of Terhune’s own wine (for the adults) and listen to live music.
Von Thun Farms
438 NJ-57, Washington
519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
Von Thun’s partnered with Reba McEntire for their corn maze this year! Wander through her red hair (green from the grass, obviously), cowboy hot and signature “REBA” insignia letters. You can check out the farm daily when the fall festival kicks off September 16. The South Brunswick location’s Moonlight Corn Maze and Campfires are always a big hit. Bring your camera, flashlights and a jacket for a crisp fall evening on the farm in September and October. In addition to the maze, you can also take a hayride, reserve a campfire and make s’mores.
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave, Morristown
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 later in the fall.