10 of the best New England corn mazes to get lost in this fall

The complexity of these designs is simply a-maze-ing.

A pair of children plow through the maze at Connors Farm in Danvers.
A pair of children make their way through the maze at Connors Farm in Danvers. –John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Even as we head deeper into New England fall, there are still a few more weekends to try out the time-honored tradition of navigating your way through a corn maze. The region boasts dozens of farms that carve looping paths into their cornfields each summer, but a few that really stand out. Here are 10 fantastic corn mazes spread across New England.

Davis Mega Maze

The Big Papi Maze at Davis Mega Maze.
The Big Papi Maze at Davis Mega Maze. —Davis Mega Maze

David Ortiz may have taken his last swing for the Boston Red Sox, but you can still celebrate the slugger by navigating the Big Papi corn maze at Davis Mega Maze in Sterling. You can also try some outdoor laser tag, helicopter rides over the farm, and delicious Kansas City barbecue. (145 Redstone Hill Rd., Sterling, Massachusetts; Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $19.95 GA, $16.95 for children 12 and under)

Connors Farm

The Great Pumpkin corn maze at Connors Farm.
The Great Pumpkin corn maze at Connors Farm. —Connors Farm
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The seven-acre maze at Connors Farm has a Charlie Brown theme this year. Visitors to the 112-year-old working farm can also say hello to the barnyard animals, hop on a hayride, try their hand at pumpkin bowling, and more. (30 Valley Rd., Danvers, Massachusetts; open Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $13.99 on weekends and holidays, $9.99 on weekdays)

Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm

The Yellowstone maze at Mike's Maze.
The Yellowstone maze at Mike’s Maze. —Mike's Maze

From a sheer design perspective, it’s hard to beat this year’s offering from Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm, which is as an homage to Yellowstone National Park and the 100th anniversary of the National Park system. You can also check out some pretty uncommon farm activities, including firing a gigantic potato cannon nicknamed “Lil’ Tot.” (23 S. Main St., Sunderland, Massachusetts; Fridays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $12 for adults, $11 for students and seniors, $10 for kids, free for kids 4 and under)  

Sauchuk’s Corn Maze

The Charlie Brown corn maze at Sauchuk's Farm.
The Great Pumpkin corn maze at Sauchuk’s Corn Maze. —Sauchuk's Farm

The second maze on this list to use a Charlie Brown theme this year. Sauchuk’s also has a corn cannon, carnival-style basketball and football games, and a “grain train” that takes kids on a ride around the farm. (200 Center St., Plympton, Massachusetts; open Fridays from 1 p.m to 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $12.99 ages 3-59, $9.99 ages 60+, free for kids under age 2)

Coppal House Farm

A trio of swamp-themed mazes at Coppal House Farm.
A trio of swamp-themed mazes at Coppal House Farm. —Coppal House Farm
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The Coppal House Farm has three professionally designed mazes that all share a pond theme, with frogs, flies, and mushrooms adorning each one, respectively. If you manage to escape the 11-foot high stalks, the farm has a wide range of organic produce, and offers private horse-drawn wagon and carriage rides. (118 N. River Rd., Lee, New Hampshire; open Mondays through Fridays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $9 for adults 13 and over, $7 for students, seniors, and kids ages 5-12, free for kids 4 and under)

Foster Family Farm

The First Responders maze at Foster Family Farm.
The First Responders maze at Foster Family Farm. —Foster Family Farm

This year, the Foster Family Farm decided to dedicate one of its two full-size corn maze designs to first responders, carving out uncanny resemblances to a firefighter and police officer. The farm also offers pedal carts around the farm ground, a massive play yard with haystacks and sandboxes, and friendly farm animals available for petting. (90 Foster St., South Windsor, Connecticut; open Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; $10 for adults 13+, $9 for seniors 60+, $7 for kids ages 4-12, free for kids 3 and under)

Fort Hill Farms

The Naturally New England maze at Fort Hill Farms.
The Naturally New England maze at Fort Hill Farms. —Fort Hill Farms

The twisting and turning of the New England-themed maze at Fort Hill Farms should keep most visitors lost for plenty of time. Besides some of the typical farm staples (ice cream, a pumpkin patch), the Connecticut farm also has an attraction for kids called the Fort Hill Mining Company, in which children can unearth “precious gems and fossils” under piles of silt. (260 Quaddick Rd., Thompson, Connecticut; open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; $12 for adults, $10 for kids 11 and under)

Great Vermont Corn Maze

The 2015 maze at Great Vermont Corn Maze.
The 2015 maze at Great Vermont Corn Maze. —Great Vermont Corn Maze
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The Great Vermont Corn Maze bills itself as “the largest corn maze in New England,” and has been highlighted as one of the best around by numerous publications. If you find your way out of the maze in a speedy fashion, there’s tons of other stuff for kids to do, including crawling through a labyrinth of underground play tunnels, exploring a miniature farm village, and playing an obstacle-based game of the farm’s own invention called Barnyard Golf. (1404 Wheelock Rd., Danville, Vermont; open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 to 15 and seniors 60+, free for kids 4 and under)

Sam Mazza’s Farm

A drone-eye view of the maze at Sam Mazza's.
A drone-eye view of the maze at Sam Mazza’s. —Sam Mazza's

The corn maze at Sam Mazza’s is no joke. Each year the farm enlists a professional maze-cutter from Idaho — yes, professional maze-cutters exist — who spends hours precisely charting a three-mile path through the corn using GPS. Mazza’s also has hayrides, pumpkin patches, and all sorts of Halloween treats throughout the entire month of October. (277 Lavigne Rd., Colchester, Vermont; open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $8.50 for adults 12+, $5.50 for kids ages 3-11, free for kids 2 and under)

Treworgy Family Orchards

The Good Dragon maze at Treworgy Orchards.
The “Good Knight and the Dragon” maze at Treworgy Orchards. —Treworgy Orchards

About 60,000 ears of corn make up the four-acre “The Good Knight and the Dragon,” a mammoth maze at Treworgy Family Orchards. According to the family’s website, Treworgy has opened its doors to maze fans since 2001. Visitors can also enjoy hayrides, a petting zoo, and a horse-drawn farm tour. (3876 Union St., Levant, Maine; open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; $8 for adults 13+, $7 for kids ages 3-12, free for kids 2 and under)

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