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Get lost in the 13 best corn mazes near Montreal

Take a day trip and get lost in a corn maze near Montreal with some rural farm fun and freshly-baked goods from gift shops

JP Karwacki
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JP Karwacki
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Once you've got your pumpkin spice latté in hand, you're wrapped in plaid and scarves and ready to explore what the fall season has to offer, it's time to get lost in a corn maze near Montreal. Whether or not the corn harvest at farms is over, it's a great way to follow up some apple picking or pumpkin picking near Montreal and picking up some freshly-baked pies, donuts and pastries (topped with locally-made jams and preserves) from the best suppliers found at the best farmers markets near Montreal. Whether you want some light-hearted fun with friends or you're looking for one of the best things to do with kids in Montreal, it's time to make the most of the season before the frost hits.

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Where to find a corn maze near Montreal

Travel time from Montreal: 1 hour

Divided into two elaborate routes—the first lasting about 20 minutes with the second lasting as long as an hour and change—Ferme Forget's corn maze is good for all ages, but best of families. The farm fills it up with activities along the way, ending with an end-of-season raffle. They also hold night mazes as well, depending on the season (check before you go!), and be sure to pick up baskets of berries in the summer or squash and pumpkins in the fall.

Travel time from Montreal: 2 hours

Spread out over 6 hectares of corn fields, this 8km-long corn maze is one of the biggest attractions this farm offers on top of strawberry, haskap and ground cherry picking when the season's right. Good for adults and families, the maze generally is open from mid-July to the beginning of November, and it gets decked out in some Halloween fun in October. There's two routes to take—one shorter one of 20 minutes and a longer one that lasts an hour—with some emergency exits along the way if you find it too challenging.

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Travel time from Montreal: 1 hour

Long regarded as the biggest and best corn maze near Montreal, Verger Labonté has been hosting corn labyrinths on their farm for the last 15 years and change. With puzzles and tests spread across three stages organized by age group, all following its Chronologik time-travelling theme with its own main character Professor Tempus. Kids can be subject to mazes that last no more than 15 to 20 minutes, while adults can be thrown into the thick of it with puzzles that last as long as two hours. After all that, be sure to pick from their orchards and peruse their shop. 

Travel time from Montreal: 2 hours

This one goes out to the kids. La Citrouille enchantée is one of the better squash and pumpkin picking spots outside of Montreal, but it's made twice as fun for families when the farm has people dressed up in costumes—past years have seen smurfs and minions—to keep everyone entertained as they go running through the mini maze they provide.

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Travel time from Montreal: 2 hours

One the fall season hits, this farm sets up a sizeable playground for the kids. A corn maze is provided on top of U-pick pumpkins, hiking trails in the forest, a petting zoo, a playground and a picnic area to snack on pies, jams and pancakes. Unlike most farms sporting a corn maze, this one also has a winter component to check closer to Christmas time.

Travel time from Montreal: 1 hour

While it's spread out across 20 trails, the corn maze at Ferme La Fille du Roy tends to only take about 20 minutes to explore, according to their estimates. That said, it's a bit more geared towards kids having some fun (or a place to wander after picking fruits or squashes in autumn). After checking that out, be sure to check out their shop stocked with homemade goods and—if it's on the weekend—grab some pizza from their wood-fired oven.

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Travel time from Montreal: 1 hour 15 minutes

Every yearm this farm outside the city throws together a 45-minutes maze for families to check out. Previous years have seen themes based on Harry Potter, as well as bouncy castles and playground for kids to run across as parents pick up some goods to bring back home. Ferme Mathieu Lavoie's shop is regularly stocked up with a lot of products they've made and from other local producers, so stock up while you're there.

Travel time from Montreal: 1 hour 30 minutes

It's a great place to pick your own strawberries and to wander through huge fields of sunflowers in the summer, but by the end of the warmer seasons? Locals in the area and folks from all over regularly attend the maze at Fraisière Lauzon et fils, a family farm that's been operating since 1905. Opening its maze in September and running until the end of October with nightly Halloween events that see tons of decorations and scary flashlit wandering through the darkness from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at night, tickets get scooped up fast; don't wait too long if you plan on visiting.

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Travel time from Montreal: 1 hour

Found south of the city in Sainte-Julie and operating through the late summer into the first month of fall, Labyrinthe Galaxie numbers in at a whopping 48 acres (roughly 20 rugby fields), it's a 5 km-long expert course that the organizers say takes 2.5 hours to complete, with shorter courses that don't exceed 1, 2 or 3 km if you're looking for something easier or something to enjoy with kids. Come October, keep an eye out for their spookier Halloween activities (and bring a flashlight!).

Travel time from Montreal: 1 hour 15 minutes

Every weekend in October, the La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac farm an hour outside of Montreal hosts an event called Festiv’Halloween which features a haunted corn maze and a haunted 250 meter-long indoor and outdoor gallery course, in addition to pumpkin picking and picking your own corn for popcorn. The real attraction is that corn maze, however: Separated into a family-friendly version and one that's scarier and not for the feint of heart, it's set up to scare you good.

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Travel time from Montreal: 1 hour 20 minutes

The corn maze at Ferme Benoit Vernier is only one of several activities that are available on site. Located to the west of the city in Saint-Zotique, the farm has created a spot called , CitrouilleVille, a ticketed spot that includes miniature village made of pumpkins with walks through fields of pumpkins and squash varieties before checking out the selection of decorative corn and hay bales. The maze alone isn't quite worth the trip, but when you take the entire site into consideration, it's worth going altogether.

Travel time from Montreal: 1 hour

South of Montreal, just past Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Ferme Reid in Sabrevois has a corn maze that's nearly 23,000 square meters. With that size, the farm is able to offer three different routes—a family trail for young children and families that lasts 25 minutes, a medium trail that lasts 30 minutes, and an 'expert' course that can last as long as an hour and a half—alongside a bunch of other fun attractions like a grain silo-turned-ice cream shop, a petting zoo, and a John Deere store.

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Travel time from Montreal: 1 hour 40 minutes

While located out in Ontario, the charm of Ouimet Farms and its large cornfield maze are all part of a drawcard that we call a safe bet when it comes to seasonal autumn fun. They've a 7-acre corn maze with a Easter egg hunt component featuring hidden mailboxes, with wide trails that are stroller and wheelchair-friendly, and there are three courses to pick from. They also offer pumpkin picking in the fall, and have activities set up for kids if you bring them. 

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