Five Adirondack Corn Mazes: Daytime Twist and Turns or Flashlight and Fright Nights

A different view from the Great Adirondack Corn Maze

This weekend seems to be the Adirondack kick-off for all things spooky. For my household of scaredy-cats, I look for a range of events that my Adirondack family can enjoy a thrilling adventure without the need to co-sleep.

One activity that seems to hold the attention of every age is a trip to the corn maze. Getting lost through those corn stalk twists and turns provides hours of fun. Day or night, an Adirondack corn maze can provide hours or fun for all ages.

Now with Halloween around the corner these various locations are upping the thrills with evening scares and flashlight nights. Here are a few of my family’s favorite spots.  

In the Adirondack High Peaks is the Great Adirondack Corn Maze in Gabriels. It's open from Thursday to Sunday from noon to dusk through the end of October. Special flashlight nights on Friday and Saturday have the corn maze open for evening hours.  Dont miss the Tucker Farm's Fright Night at The Great Adirondack Corn Maze is perfect for those thrill seekers and ghost hunters. Fright Night will have ghouls, ghosts and perhaps a zombie or two hidden in the corn to provide plenty of the thrills and chills at this annual Halloween event.

Getting lost in an Heroic Corn Maze
Toward the Adirondack Coast is Rulf’s Orchard and  Country Dream Farm  

Rulf's Orchard corn maze, in Peru, is open every Saturday and Sunday from mid September through October. There is even a special flashlight nights and group rates. Call 518-643-8636. 

Lastly, a trip to Country Dream Farm offers daytime adventures of a corn maze, petting zoo, playground and wagon rides to the pumpkin patch. Special flashlight nights are available as well as a Haunted Corn Maze. Please call 518-565-6051 for available ability and any restrictions. Bring your own flashlight, but there will be a bonfire, drinks and snacks to help shake off any evening frights. 

To the south and past Lake George is Elm's Family Farm. Located in Ballston Spa, the fully working farm's corn maze is open on Thursday and Friday 10 am - 5 pm and Saturdays and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm.  The gemstone mining, challenge course, pumpkin express, and shooting galleries are only available on the weekend. There is a Kiddie Maze as well as one a more challenging Amazing Maze

Schuyler Farms, Schuylerville, NY is a full service farm and garden center. Open from September through October enjoy the regular corn maze experience or for through that like to be scared check out the weekend Haunted Maze.  


© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook series. Adirondack Family Time™guidebooks have easy, short Adirondack family hikes for ADK kids, parents, retired, seniors, dog-owners, Adirondack swimming holes, Lake Placid Olympic activities, Adirondack trivia, Adirondack horseback rides, Adirondack snowshoe family trails and more. Look for the Adirondack family guidebooks online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the next Adirondack Family Activities™ guide.


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