NH corn mazes are fun, unique way to spend a fall day
Our list of the best corn mazes in New Hampshire
Autumn in New Hampshire is a special and beautiful time of year, filled with apple and pumpkin picking as well as foliage, haunted houses, and more.
You’ve probably taken a foliage drive, went apple or pumpkin picking and even checked out a haunted house, but has your family ever visited a corn maze?
Corn mazes are exactly as they sound…a maze, or labyrinth, made out of corn stalks. Acres upon acres of corn are planted each spring and summer and then paths are cut creating unique designs. And these corn mazes aren’t simple twists and turns, they’re truly pieces of artwork. From dragonflies to turkeys and from moose to NH landmarks, there are always a wide variety of intricate maze designs.
Many local corn mazes are open for visitors the last weekend in August or the first weekend in September, but be sure to click on the links below to visit the websites for complete details, directions and information. Some of our favorites are below so be sure to make them a part of your fall traditions!
(Editor’s note: Corn mazes are listed in alpha order and not in any particular preference order. And, you know the drill for 2020: wear a mask, keep your distance, over-deliver on kindness and pack your patience.)
Beech Hill Farm
107 Beech Hill Road
About: The corn mazes at Beech Hill Farm are a NH resident (and visitor) favorite. Not only does Beech Hill Farm have a corn maze, but they have two different corn mazes this year. This year’s themes for the mazes are “Ocean Action” and “Animal Olympics”. Each maze is about four acres in size and takes about 40 minutes to complete.
2020 dates: The corn mazes are open 11 a.m. until dusk through October 31.
Cost: $6 per person for both mazes and children under 3 are free.
Added bonus: After the mazes, make sure you reward yourself with some ice cream or by visiting some of the animals that call Beech Hill their home. Beech Hill Farm is also home to a beautiful one mile nature trail that’s free and open to the public.
Beans and Greens Farm
245 Intervale Road
About: The Beans and Greens Farm is a great, family-owned and operated farm in Gilford. Like some of the other corn mazes in the Granite State, they offer an evening corn maze on Friday and Saturday, which is fun as we get closer to Halloween. Please note that reservations are needed for the nighttime corn mazes (cost is $10 per person and $8 for children ages 9 and under).
2020 dates: Open mid-September until Halloween.
Cost: $7 for ages 10 and older; $5 for children 9 and under.
Added bonus: The Beans and Greens Farm has a little bit of everything, including plenty of fresh produce, flowers and a pumpkin patch so consider spending the afternoon checking out all they have to offer.
Coppal House Farm
118 North River Road
About: The Coppal House Farm probably has one of the best corn maze designs in the Granite State. Each year, they outdo themselves with a bigger and better design than the year before. This year’s design is a blue bird.
2020 dates: Opening for the season on Labor Day weekend and open through November 1.
Cost: $9 for adults (13+), $7 for children (5-12) and seniors (62+), free for kids under 4.
Added bonus: If you’re feeling adventurous, then don’t miss the Flashlight Night Maze. The Coppal House Farm also has a nice farm stand with seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs, farm raised meats and culinary oils.
J & F Farms
124 Chester Road
About: This farm has a little something for the whole family to discover and enjoy. From a petting zoo to fresh fruits and vegetables and homemade baked goods to a family-friendly corn maze, there’s something for all ages.
2020 dates: Late August through October.
Cost: $5 per person.
Added bonus: You can always visit the petting zoo and spend time with the animals for free. If you want to feed them, there is a nominal cost of $1 for a cup of grain.
141 River Road
About: The Riverview Farm corn maze is particularly fun for kids of all ages because each year not only is there a different theme and design to the maze but each year there’s a fun a story that goes along with the theme with clues and characters. Kids will have fun with the story and exploring the maze and adults will appreciate the hidden humor and puns. This maze only takes about 20 minutes to get through which makes it great for all ages. This year’s maze will be in the shape of an apple tree.
2019 dates: Opens for the season on Labor Day weekend.
Cost: $5 per person, free for ages 4 and younger.
Added bonus: Riverview Farm has a great pumpkin patch and apple trees so give yourself extra time to participate in the pick-your-own festivities.
69 Potsmouth Avenue
About: Visitors are invited to explore more than 6 acres of 12-foot-high twists and turns in the Scamman Farm corn maze.
2020 dates: The maze is open from Labor Day weekend through October.
Cost: $9 for ages 13+, $7 for ages 5-12 as well as military and seniors, and children under 5 are free with paid adult.
Added bonus: If you’re in the mood for a spook, then don’t miss special Night Mazes on October 9, 16, 23 and 30.
2679 East Conway Road
Center Conway, NH
About: Your family will love spending the day at this 12-acre, four-generation family farm. The Sherman Farm Corn Maize is more than just a maize though, it’s filled with games and riddles within the maize to keep your kids giggling and busy.
2020 dates: Open weekends from Saturday, September 19 through the end of October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Cost: $11 per person and includes all activities (hay rides, a jumping pillow, train ride, cider donuts and kettle corn) You truly could spend the day here with your family and still not have enough time to squeeze in all of the fun. Ages 2 and under are free.
More NH corn mazes worth checking out:
- Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, NH
- Elwood Orchards in Londonderry, NH
- Emery Farm in Durham, NH
- Trombly Gardens in Milford, NH (they also have a night maze on Saturdays in October)
- Washburn’s Windy Hill Orchard in Greenville, NH
Although they’re usually on our list, Moulton Farm in Meredith will not have a corn maze this year. We can’t wait to visit them in 2021.