Corn Maze
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It isn’t fall until you and the kids get lost in one of many NJ corn mazes. Here are spots to go to:

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. A $4 ticket to this maze also includes entry to the Bullock Barnyard, where there’s a petting zoo and games. Fall fun activities begin September 19.

CHEESEQUAKE FARMS
2095 Rte. 9 North & Jake Brown Rd., Old Bridge
732-583-6780
Take a trip to Cheesequake Farms where festive fall adventures await you. Become immersed in farm life, including the 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! The farm has an action plan in place to keep guests and employees safe during COVID-19.

CONKLIN FARM
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. Opening day is September 26 and tickets must be purchased in advance to comply with state maximum capacity regulations.

DONALDSON FARMS
358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
908-852-9122
Donaldson Farms boasts a nine-acre corn maze, and this year’s theme is “A Heartfelt Thank You to our Healthcare Workers!” For $9, it takes about 45 minutes on average to find your way out, but you always have the option to surrender. Fall Fun Harvest Weekends begin September 26 and guests must wear masks and practice social distancing. There will be handwashing stations set up at the farm.

HAPPY DAY FARMS
77 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
732-977-3607
This year’s maze is gonna be super… because its filled with your favorite superheroes! 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. Tickets will be sold online only due to capacity limitations.

HEAVEN HILL FARMS
451 Rte. 94, Vernon
973-764-5144
The 10-acre Sussex County staple features a western-themed corn maze and a hay maze. Time slots must be booked in advance online and some hands-on activities may not be available due to social distancing. Masks are required for all guests.

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. Enjoy the maze’s game board and hidden clues before catching a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Guests are required to register at the Visitor Center to obtain safety information and masks are required whenever social distancing is not possible.

STONY HILL FARMS
15 North Rd., Chester
908-879-2908
Stony Hill Farms has a 10-acre corn maze with a different theme each year – this year’s is called aMAZED by Weather. The design features a tornado, lightning bolts and sunshine over the farm. As you explore the giant corn maze, learn all about weather! Masks are required, advance ticket purchase is required and ticket dates can be changed if you can’t make it due to illness.

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 19 to November 1 for some socially distanced fall fun. 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. Masks are a must and staff will be sanitizing before, during and after opening.