The best corn mazes NY has to offer this fall

These corn mazes NY families go crazy over are essential items on everyone's fall bucket list
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By Allie Early, Time Out Kids editors and Danielle Valente |
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As the temperatures cool and pumpkins and gourds begin to reappear, you know it's time to plan your fall family itinerary. Of course, a visit to the best corn mazes NY has to offer is a no-brainer. 

Let your kids wander through these seasonal labyrinths and round out the adventure with the tastiest apple picking in NY, the greatest pumpkin picking near NYC that'll make Charlie Brown envious and an epic movie night with the creepiest scary movies for kids.

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Could there be a better way to ring in this time of year? (Let's just hope everyone in your brood finds their way out of the best corn mazes in NY). Happy Fall!

Best corn mazes NY

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Queens County Farm Museum
Kids, Quirky events

The Amazing Maize Maze

A stop at the Queens County Farm Museum is a must for its annual fall celebrations. The American Maze Company builds a labyrinth on the grounds of the venue every year, and it ultimately stretches over several acres. Previous years’ themes have included a violin, a riverboat, a train and a farmscape, among others. Be sure to check americanmaze.com for the full list of Amazing Maize Maze locations. Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park, NY (queensfarm.org). 

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Harbes Family Farm

Harbes Family Farm offers more than just a simple stroll through the corn maze. In PumpkinLand, visitors who enter the grounds are tasked with helping the king find his crown. Not only will you and your crew be navigating the twist and turns, but you'll have to solve riddles along the way. Don't miss out on the other fall-tastic events such as the Harbes Orchard Apple Festival and pumpkin festival. Harbes Family Farm, Jamesport, NY (harbesfamilyfarm.com).

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Attractions, Farms

Kelder's Farm

After a round of mini golf, a visit to the jumping pillow or a pitstop at the wooden tractor playground, make your way to the huge corn maze with eight-foot-tall stalk-lined paths. At Kelder's, city kids can get a real taste of farm life—and they'll even have the opportunity to milk a cow! Kelder's Farm, Kerhonkson, NY (keldersfarm.com). 

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Hurds Family Farm
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Hurd's Family Farm

Beyond being a classic PYO apple destination, your youngsters will love Hurd's for its two wonderful corn mazes, big apple bounce (air pillow), cow train, hayrides and rubber duck derbies, to name a few fall offerings. Hurd's Family Farm, Modena, NY (hurdsfamilyfarm.com). 

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Borella's Farm Stand

This Long Island hotspot is worth the trip for its family-friendly Harvest Fall Festival, which takes place every weekend in October. Escort your little ones through a tricky corn maze and indulge in other seasonal fun such as pumpkin-picking and glow-in-the-dark yard art. Grab autumnal treats like candied apples before you head back to the city! Borella's Farm Stand, Saint James, NY (borellasfarmstand.com).

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Photograph: Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm
Attractions, Farms

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm

At this conveniently located Huntington farm, you'll find amazing pumpkin-picking opportunities, a hay ride and a corn maze for kids to enjoy (no judgment if parents get in on the action, too). Elwood Pumpkin Farm, Hungtington, NY (elwoodpumpkinfarm.com). 

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Fairview Farm at Mecoz

This Bridgehampton farm does not joke around with its massive fall attraction, "Corn MAiZE." It's designed over eight acres, generally with 10-foot cornstalks. While it is stroller and wheelchair accessible, we'd recommend this destination for your older kiddos and teens. Fairview Farm at Mecoz, Bridgehampton, NY (fairviewfarmatmecox.com).

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Fink's Country Farm
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Attractions

Fink's Country Farm

On weekends, Fink’s offers Fall Festivals, complete with a barnyard, a playground area, pony rides and hayrides, pig races, face painting, a kiddie train, character appearances, a bounce house and a corn maze that kiddos can wander to their heart’s content. Fink's Country Farm, Manorville, NY (finksfarm.com). 

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Outhouse Orchards

Though its name might have you do a double take, Outhouse'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 and saunter over to the pony rides, hayrides and of course, corn maze. Out House Orchard, North Salem, NY (outhouseorchardsny.com). 
 
 

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Lewin Farms

Don't get too comfortable, even if you're a regular at Lewin Farms. Every year, the venue offers a new design for its corn maze, so families will have to navigate new paths to get to the end. Don't forget to visit the farm stand or enjoy PYO hours before heading home. Lewin Farms, Calverton, NY (lewinfarm.com). 

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F&W Schmitt's Family Farm

F&W packs in a bunch of fall fun for visiting families, thanks to its daytime corn maze (which comes complete with a new theme every year), hay rides, inflatables, pony rides and even a haunted mansion tour for those little souls who are brave enough to make the journey. F&W Schimitt's Family Farm, Melville, NY (schmittsfarms.com). 

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Hank's Pumpkintown

Kickstart your autumn with your trip out east to this rustic oasis complete with a giant corn maze, narrated hay rides, a giant jump pad and a pedal kart race track, among other epic offerings. Hank's Pumpkintown, Watermill, NY (hankspumpkintown.com). 

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Stakey's Pumpkin Farm

After snagging a few pumpkins to carve, let your kids zig-zag through Stakey's corn maze, 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). Stakey's Pumpkin Farm, Aquebogue, NY (stakeyspumpkinfarm.com).  

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