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Where to find a corn maze near NYC

Looking for fall fun? Take the fam to a corn maze near NYC.

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The leaves are changing and there’s a hint of fall in the air. Once you’ve pulled out your sweaters, it’s time to start planning some fall activities for the family. Autumn in NYC is an amazing time of year, when you have easy access to the best of the season, from apple picking and pumpkin picking to hayrides and the most fun place to get lost: a corn maze. These corn mazes near NYC are fun for the whole family, and the farms where you can find them offer a full range of fall activities in addition to the corny challenge of the maze. Whether you pick a short one or tackle a miles-long maze, these corn mazes make for a memorable fall outing. Make it a day trip and you can do some leaf-peeping along the way.

Corn mazes near NY

Location: Bridgehampton, New York

Fairview Farm at Mecox has been keeping visitors on their toes for 20 years with twists, turns and dead ends. You'll want to celebrate the corn maze anniversary by making your way through the eight-acre, two-mile long path. With picturesque views of Mecox Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance, it also makes for the perfect fall photo opp when you've come to a tricky intersection and need a breather!

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Location: Kerhonkson, New York

Think you have what it takes to make it through the windy, twisty dead ends of the Kelder's Farm maze? Now is the time to try! After navigating the paths among eight-foot corn stalks, take some time to enjoy other seasonal activities: mini golf, a jumping pillow, apple cannons and more. Plenty of veggies are currently in season, so peruse the PYO options, too. Note that you'll need a reservation. 

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Location: Jamesport, New York

The Harbes family has taken over the North Fork with farms, an orchard, a vineyard—all brimming with fun outdoor activities. Come fall, its most notable family attractions are the mazes. The Jamesport and Riverhead locations have a fun component that allows visitors to test their knowledge of Robin Hood while wandering through the paths.

Location: Clintondale, New York 

Like its harvest schedule, Hurds Family Farm has plenty of wonderful activities to pick: family hayrides, pony rides and not one, two, or three but four corn mazes to choose from.

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Location: Wading River, New York

On weekends, Fink’s offers Fall Festivals, complete with a barnyard, a bounce house, pony rides, hayrides, pig races, face painting, a kiddie train, character appearances, live music and a corn maze that kiddos can wander to their heart’s content.

Get into the fall spirit by seeing if you can navigate this three-acre corn maze at a farm in Queens. Called The Amazing Maize Maze, this plant puzzle at the Queens County Farm Museum lives up to the hype. This year, the maze will feature a doll theme. Fridays to Sundays, Sep 15 – Oct 28 & Monday, Oct 9.

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Location: Croton Falls, New York 

The Outhouses started farming this land in the late 1800s, and while the name might have you do a double-take, the farm's mouthwatering selection of homemade doughnuts, fudge, pies and other goodies will completely satisfy your sweet tooth. After filling up on food, kids can pay a visit to the farm animals, pony rides, hayrides and epic corn maze.

Location: Calverton, New York

Lewin Farms takes pride in its annual corn maze designs. The original layout can be confusing, but it is well worth the challenge. It'll take nearly 30 minutes to complete the maze, and it's perfect for all age groups, so you'll definitely feel comfortable tagging along with the little ones. Although the farm notes that the kernels are not for eating, you can still snag some roasted corn from the farmstand!  

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Why not spice up a favorite fall activity? F&W Schmitt's Family Farm has done just that. Its seven-acre maze, which is open on weekends and holidays, isn't your regular 'ol maze: This year's theme is “Alice in Wonderland.” Whether you want to race against your siblings or take your time wandering through, we guarantee you'll enjoy this autumn challenge on Long Island. Reward yourself with a trip to the farmstand for cider and pies when you find your way out.

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Location: Water Mill, New York 

Kickstart your autumn with your trip out east to this rustic oasis complete with a giant corn maze, narrated hay rides, a corn train, rubber duck races, a 50-foot slide, a jump pad and a pedal kart race track, among other epic offerings.

Location: Riverhead, New York

After snagging a few pumpkins to carve, let your kids zig-zag through Stakey's three-mile corn maze, then bring the whole crew for a hayride or enjoy a trip to the flower house (which might be more up mom and dad's alley). 

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There are plenty of outdoor activities for kids in New York City—many you'll even love doing as a family! When you're not busy cuddled up with our favorite family movies on Netflix and our list of the best kids movies (come on—it's time to head outside!), you'll love exploring the coolest family attractions and the other amazing outdoor activities this amazing city has to offer. 
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