10 Corn Mazes in Rhode Island and Beyond
Some are family-friendly; some are scary, but there's no doubt you'll enjoy getting lost in all of these cornfields.
We all remember that time when a family got lost in a corn maze two years ago. It started getting dark, and they called 911 to help them find their way out of the towering corn field. There’s something challenging and rewarding about successfully navigating your way through the twists and turns of an elaborately designed maze (with nary a piece of cheese in sight). Here are some options for getting lost throughout the area:
1. Salisbury Farm, 11 Peck Hill Rd., Johnston, 401-942-9741, salisburyfarm.com
Hours: Through Nov. 2. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.−6 p.m.; Mon.−Fri. 10 a.m.−5 p.m.; plus the moonlight maze Oct. 10, 17 and 24 from 7-9 p.m.
Prices: Weekends: $10 (ages twelve and older); $8.50 (children)
Weekdays: $7.50 (ages twelve and older); $6 (children)
Moonlight Mazes: $10.50 (ages twelve and older); $8 (children)
We wrote about this farm’s five-acre corn maze in the September 2014 issue of Rhode Island Monthly. The field of art features a different theme every year. This year features Lady Liberty, and past subjects have included Boston Strong, a bumblebee, hot air balloons, a butterfly and more. The farm also offers free hayrides, pumpkins for purchase and a farm stand with all the best fall vegetables and treats like candy apples, cider and popcorn. Visit the donkey, llama and goat at the mini petting zoo. They also offer the maze under the stars, during which you can explore the field in the dark.
2. Escobar's Highland Farm Corn Maze, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683-1444, escobarshighlandfarm.com
Hours: Through Nov. 8. Fri. 3:30 p.m. until dusk; Sat. 10 a.m. until dusk; Sun. 11 a.m. until dusk.
Prices: $8 (ages twelve and up); $6 (children ages five to eleven); free for children younger than four years old. Save $1 by printing this coupon.
Escobar’s maze is eight acres large (and they’ll even rescue you if you get lost!) The maze features the Paw Sox, and will trip up and even the most stealthy corn stalker. After mastering the maze, head to the pumpkin patch and choose your specimen straight off the vine. The farm also sells homemade pumpkin pie, created from a 1903 recipe from the Milwaukee Settlement Cookbook, but if you want to make your own, they are sharing the recipe here.
3. Scary Acres Haunted Corn Maze and Hayride at Confreda’s Greenhouses and Farm, 2150 Scituate Ave., Hope (West Cranston), 401-827-5000, scaryacresri.com
Hours: Through Oct. 26. Fri.−Sun. 7−10 p.m.
Prices: $20 (includes maze and hay ride); $30 (VIP speed pass to skip the line); the group rate is $17 (plus $2 service fee if purchased online)
Confreda’s Farm has gone the terrifying route by taking you through the dark and mysterious woods on a twenty-five-minute haunted hayride, followed by exploring the Scary Acres maze (the size of four football fields!). You might be confronted by werewolves and zombies as you try to find your way. Use the moonlight (or bring a flashlight) to navigate. More than forty characters will scare you on a nightly basis, but please leave your own costume at home.
4. The MAiZE at Confreda’s Greenhouses and Farm, 2150 Scituate Ave., Hope (West Cranston), 401-827-5000, confredasfallfest.com/maize
Hours: Through Oct. 31. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.−5 p.m. (last ticket sold at 5 p.m.)
Prices: $8 (ages two to ninety-nine). $15 (combo pass for kiddie rides and maze). Free hayrides.
The ten-foot -high labyrinth is shaped like Winnie the Pooh and the Rabbit and includes learning activities for kids and challenges for adults. Enter the scavenger hunt and win to be declared the “farmer in the ear.” The farm also offers free hayrides, pumpkin-picking and kiddie rides. The maze takes about an hour to complete, and you can enjoy goodies from the fall food court before or after you enter. They also have a brand new attraction called the Confreda Mining Company. Kids can use old time mining techniques to discover treasures like arrowheads, crystals and rocks and minerals. Find out about the Instagram and Facebook photo contest for a chance to win free passes to the MAiZE.
Photo from Cucumber Hill Farm website.
5. Cucumber Hill Farm Corn Maze, 39 Cucumber Hill Rd., Foster, 401-397-7500, cucumberhillfarm.com
Hours: Through Oct. 31. Sat. 10 a.m.−10 p.m. (later hours for Flash Light Maze, must enter by 9 p.m.); Sun. 10 a.m.−6 p.m.
Prices: $10 (ages twelve and older); $5 (ages six to eleven)
This corn maze is very family-friendly and non-scary with the theme of “America the Beautiful.” Veterans and active-duty military families receive dicounts. Nighttime mazes are a bit more challenging as you explore in the dark until 10 p.m. on Saturdays. It’s still not scary, but it’s more fun in the dark! During the day, there are $4 pony rides atop Pepper, Fagan and Griffin, as well as tractor rides and pick-your-own pumpkins too. In case your little one is too wee for the real corn maze, there’s also a free kiddy version constructed out of hay bales.
6. Morris Farm Corn Maze, 2779 Warwick Ave., Warwick, 401-738-1036, morrisfarmri.wordpress.com
Hours: Through Oct. 31. Mon.–Fri. 1−6 p.m. (last ticket sold at 5 p.m.); Sat. 1−9 p.m. (last ticket sold at 8 p.m.); Sun. 9−6 p.m. (last ticket sold at 5 p.m.)
Prices: $8 (ages eleven and older); $4 (ages five to ten); ages five and younger are free.
This corn maze is located at a forty-three-acre farm that has been in operation since 1915. The Viking-themed cornfield design includes a Viking ship and hat, and they’ll send you on a scavenger hunt through the fields. If you find all four secret locations listed on the map, and have your paper punched to prove it, you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a big pumpkin of your choice (one pumpkin is given away each week). The farm also features hayrides during normal farm hours in October and November. Take a look at the chicken coop, horses and pony while on the ride, and then visit the farmstand for fresh produce, cider, candy apples, popcorn and more.
7. Almeida’s Haunted the Bloodfields, 110 GAR Hwy., Rt. 6, Swansea, Massachusetts, 508-676-6333, facebook.com/almeidas.vegetablepatch
Hours: Through Oct. 31. Fri. and Sat. 7:30−10 p.m.
Prices: $15 per ticket
Almeida’s may be known for its super produce, but after dark, it’s notorious for the fear factor. Take a haunted hay ride and then wander the corn maze and be spooked by zombies, witches and other frightening creatures that are out on the prowl. Take note: young children may be too scared for this attraction.
8. Manfredi Farms, 77 Dunn's Corners Rd., Westerly, 401-322-0027, facebook.com/thecornplace
Hours: Daily. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Prices: $5; six and younger free; bracelet for all attractions is $15
This four-acre maze is shaped like a giant smiling pumpkin. It’s family-friendly for the kids to go out and play. The farm also features other attractions, including a hayride, a petting zoo and farmer’s golf (hit a ball with a wooden mallet at all the numbered holes). The hayrides travel about a mile through the farm, and the petting zoo holds more than 100 animals including goats, donkeys, mini donkeys, ducks, geese, sheep, chickens and more. There’s also a small hay bale maze for the little ones and a tricycle track they can use for free. Visit the pick-your-own pumpkin patch to find a giant gourd straight off the vine.
Photo from Schartner Farms Facebook page.
9. Schartner Farms, One Arnold Place, Exeter, 401-294-2044, schartnerfarms.com
Hours: Weekends in October through Oct. 31. Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m.−4 p.m.
Prices: $8; kids two and younger free (includes hay ride, scavenger hunt, corn maze and kiddie maze)
The maze is part of the famous Pumpkin Express. You’ll start off by boarding a hayride through the farm looking for hidden treasures as part of the scavenger hunt. Then you’ll wander your way through the corn maze while answering trivia questions. After completing the maze, there’s an area for children’s activities, including carnival games, photo opportunities and a kiddie maze, and then you’ll end the day with treats at the concessions stand. Enjoy sausage and peppers, hot dogs, homemade French fries and more.
10. Spring Hill Sugar House, 522 Gardener Rd., Richmond, 401-788-7431, facebook.com/pages/Spring-Hill-Sugar-House
Hours: Through Oct. 31. Mon.−Fri. noon−5 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.−5 p.m.
This farm's Rhode Island-themed corn maze is open seven days a week, and for only $5 per person, children can wander the field for an hour of fun. The farm also features pick-your-own pumpkins, fresh pressed apple cider and year-round maple syrup.