9 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.
Editor’s Note: The blog was updated on Oct. 17, 2018 with research assistance by Kendall Cairoli.
We all remember that time when a family got lost in a corn maze years ago, and called the police. 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. 4. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.−6 p.m.; Mon.−Fri. 10 a.m.−5 p.m.; plus the moonlight maze Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 7−9 p.m.
Prices: Weekends: $11 (ages twelve and older); $9 (children)
Weekdays: $9 (ages twelve and older); $6 (children)
Moonlight Mazes: $12 (ages twelve and older); $9 (children)
The field of art features a different theme every year. This year’s theme is “Get Lost to Give Hope” in support of the New England Hemophilia Association, which is an organization dedicated to helping those in the community with bleeding disorders. Past subjects have included Boston Strong, a bumblebee, hot air balloons, a butterfly and more. The farm also offers free hayrides (weekends only) 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 Farm’s Corn Maze, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683-1444, escobarfarm.com
Hours: 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.
Escobar’s maze is eight acres large (and they’ll even rescue you if you get lost!) This year’s maze features a tribute to first responders, and it will trip up even the most stealthy corn stalker. After mastering the maze, head to the pumpkin patch and choose your specimen from a Rhode Island farm. Cash only. Don’t miss the Halloween party on October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for games and crafts. If you wear your costume, you get $1 off admission.
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. 28. Fri.−Sun. dusk−10 p.m.
Prices: $20 (includes maze and hay ride); $30 (VIP speed pass to skip the line); the group rate is $17 (plus $1 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
Hours: Through Oct. 28. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.−5 p.m. (last ticket sold at 5 p.m.)
Prices: Free for ages two and younger. $9 (ages three and up). $15 (combo pass includes train rides, fun park, the giant slide, Bessie Bouncer, Flying Circus, Animal Barnyard, unlimited hayrides and the corn maize.
The ten-foot-high labyrinth includes learning activities for kids and challenges for adults. The farm also offers unlimited hayrides, pumpkin-picking and kiddie rides. The maze takes about an hour to complete, and you can enjoy goodies from the numerous food vendors before or after you enter. Stop by Porkie’s BBQ to enjoy real Kansas-style BBQ, turkey legs, loaded nachos and more. Stop by the Sweet Shack for apple cider doughnuts, fried dough, deep-fried Oreos and apple cider slushies! There are two Flashnight Nights left on Thursday, October 18 and Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for $12 per person. Come to the MAiZE for a night of twilight hayrides and flashlight MAiZE tours, finishing up with ghost stories and s’mores by the fire.
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. 28. Sat. 10 a.m.−9 p.m. (later hours for Saturday night Flash Light Mazes, 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 with the theme of “It’s a Jungle Out There!” Veterans and active-duty military families receive discounts. Nighttime mazes are a bit more challenging as you explore in the dark until after 9 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. Dame Farm, 91 Brown Ave., Johnston, 401-949-3657, damefarmandorchards.com/activities
Hours: Weekdays 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Weekends 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Prices: $6 per person, two years old and younger are free; $5 if there are five or more people in your group
Check out the a-maize-ing corn maze at Dame Farm this fall season. This non-scary maze is perfect for a family fall outing. The maze is four acres with two miles of trails to explore. After completing the maze, guests can take a $6 wagon ride around the beautiful farm and orchards or grab a bundle of apples and a few pumpkins at the farmstand.
7. Manfredi Farms, 77 Dunn’s Corners Rd., Westerly, 401-322-0027, facebook.com/thecornplace
Hours: Daily. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Prices: $6 per person
This four-acre maze is family-friendly for the kids to go out and play. The farm also features other attractions, including a hayride (Sat.-Mon., from 1 to 4 p.m.), 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 free petting zoo holds goats, donkeys, mini donkeys, ducks, geese, sheep, chickens and more. Visit the pick-your-own pumpkin patch to find a giant gourd straight off the vine.
8. Spring Hill Sugar House, 522 Gardener Rd., Richmond, 401-788-7431, facebook.com
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.
9. Four Town Farm, 90 George St., Seekonk, Massachusetts, 508-336-5587, 4townfarm.com/pick-your-own
Hours: For pumpkin ride hours, please call 508-336-5587 for availability and start times. Right now it’s Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the last weekend of October.
Price: Pumpkin hayride and corn maze are free; pumpkins are $10 each
Four Town Farm has a small, kid-friendly corn maze that leads to a pumpkin patch. take the free tractor ride out to the maze, and find your way through the crops. Once you find your way out, you will be greeted by a picteresque pumpkin patch with distant water views. Large pumpkins are $10 each, and they are perfect for making jack-o-lanters.