Fall is a wonderful time to visit a New England farm — and it’s a healthy activity, too! Many farms that have traditionally hosted corn mazes, farm stands and farm animal visits are still doing so, with additional protections like limited and tined entry and wider paths in mazes to allow social distancing. Despite the Covid pandemic, nature and farm work march onward, the many farms welcome you and your family to come out for pumpkins and apples and fun in the autumn. Take a look through our short list below and find more farms and more details at our Top 10 Fun Fall Farm Visits page.
New Hampshire — Beans & Greens Farm, 245 Intervale Road, Gilford, NH — Proudly difficult corn maze with lots of twists and roundabouts is open every day (also on Friday nights in October.) The farm stand flowers, in pots or cut, deli goods, meats and GMO-less turkeys. Masks required. More details. 603-293-2853. Map.
Massachusetts — Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, 200 Center Street, Plympton, MA — Sauchuk’s offers not one but two corn mazes designed by THE MAiZE. Also come to enjoy a pumpkin patch to explore, pillows and pad for jumping and bouncing, hay wagon rides, zip lines, a barnyard arcade, kiddie corral, and more. More details. 781-585-1522. Map.
Connecticut — Plaskos Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT — This fall brings a 4.5-acre corn maze through ten-foot-tall corn stalks. Bring your best game! Also, families can take a hay ride, visit farm animals, and taste apple cider donuts, fresh apple cider and homemade ice cream (watch the ice cream being made). More details. 203-268-2716. Map.
Rhode Island — Cucumber Hill Farm, 39 Cucumber Hill Road, Foster, RI — The 2020 corn maze theme is “Best Movie Quotes,” a flashlight maze is held on Saturday nights, as well as a lantern-lit hayride. Families and kids can enjoy daytime PYO pumpkins and pony rides. More details. 401-397-7500. Map.
Vermont – Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze, 347 Fay Lane, Williston, VT — Buy a pumpkin of any size – including giant ones – along other fall decorations like gourds and corn stalks. Make your way through a corn maze with checkpoints. Answer the question and you may then move on to solve a word scramble. More details. 802-879-5239. Map.
Maine – Thunder Road Farm, 185 Newport Road, Corinna, Maine — The corn maze theme at Thunder Road Farm this year is Maine author Stephen King’s scary clown, “It.” A nice feature here is that the maze has a shorter walk for younger kids and a longer, a more difficult for older and tougher visitors. The farm hosts PYO pumpkins and a play area, along with a packed farm stand. More details. 207-278-3708. Map.