Corn Mazes to Get Lost in With Your Kids
An Autumn family must do activity – navigating through the intricate corn mazes and taking the hayride through the farm fields.
It’s that time again; time to put the swimsuits and flip-flops away and say goodbye to the hot weather in exchange for old sneakers, a hoodie and maybe a flashlight. As the cooler weather chases away the heat and humidity, many Southwest Michigan families are looking forward to all of the fun the fall season brings.
Looking for some challenging fun and exercise – trek through one of the areas 10 corn mazes. Or, take a breather and enjoy a hayride out on a farm to view the beautiful fall foliage. Read on to find the best places, all within an hour or so, of Kalamazoo.
As always, it is best to confirm with individual locations for updated open dates/times.
Southwest Michigan Corn Mazes and Hayrides
Gull Meadow Farms | 8544 Gull Road, Richland
Gull Meadow Farms has been a fall family favorite since 1985. This year, they are partnering with Michigan Awesome to feature a five-acre corn maze with the shape of an apple. Guests work to complete five punch stations throughout the maze. Guests purchasing an activity admission can also enjoy both family activity areas and wagon rides. Weeknight admission is $9/person, weekend (Friday-Sunday) is $10/person.
Looking for a nighttime adventure for the whole family? Try the family-friendly flashlight night maze – open Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning September 29th.
Gull Meadow Farms also features a wagon ride around the farm, apple orchard, and pumpkin patch, and southwest Michigan’s most delicious donuts!
Harvest Moon Acres | 18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles
Harvest Moon Acres has an impressive five-acre giant corn maze that features trivia and games along the way, with the theme “Pirate Treasure”. Take to the high seas of the Golden Age of Piracy to discover the history and surprising customs of the Pirates of the Caribbean. For a spooky twist, Flashlight Nights will be held every Saturday in October until 10:00 PM. Bring a flashlight or purchase one at the farm.
Harvest Moon Acres also features a hayride through twenty acres of beautiful fall foliage.
Harvest Moon Acres is open for the season September 22 – October 28.
Crane Orchards | 6054 124th Avenue, Fennville
Crane Orchards in Fennville boasts one of the largest corn mazes in Southwest Michigan. The 20-acre maze for this year features a tractor theme and features fun challenges and surprises. They also offer a fun fall hayride which lets you and your family enjoy the farm, orchard, and foliage.
Country Mill | 4648 Otto Road, Charlotte
Country Mill corn maze is now open for the season. Spend an afternoon at Country Mill where the kids will enjoy feeding the llama & alpaca at the playground. Families can relax on a wagon ride before enjoying fresh donuts, caramel apples, and pies in the bakery.
Country Mill also features unlimited same day entries on the train ride, hayride, pumpkin patch, apple cannon, corn maze, and inflatable play area with the purchase of a wristband.
Station 66 | 4588 D Drive S, Battle Creek
Visit the friendly forest with family and friends on a charming hayride. Hayrides run September 29 – through October 29 from 12:30 PM until a half hour before dusk.
Jollay Orchards | 1850 Friday Road, Coloma
Jollay Orchards features a Harvest Festival every weekend now through early November. Jump on the Hayride as the mode of transportation at Jollay Orchards. The hayride stops at the Apple Orchard, the Pumpkin Patch, the Haunted House, and the Farm Market.
During the weekend Harvest Festival, families can enjoy pond fishing, cornfield maze, playground, haunted house, caterpillar crawl, mother nature’s ag-venture, and more.
Cotant’s Farm Market | 2500 S M-37 Hwy, Hastings
Cotant’s Farm Market and Greenhouse boasts a 14-acre corn maze. The winding turns of this maze will keep you guessing. And, check out the Night Maze, running select nights in October.
Don’t let a rainy day keep you away. Cotant’s Farm has an amazing indoor family fun activity center with a mini zip line, obstacle course, bounce house, mini John Deere tractor raceway and more.
Bumbleberry Acres | 6785 Baseline Road, South Haven
Bumbleberry Acres is where fun meets farm for the family. The corn maze has exciting games as you wind through 10 acres of corn. Choose to do the Treasure Hunt or Farm Scene Investigation (FSI) or simply go through the entire 3-mile maze and hit all 12 checkpoints.
There are a number of other family activities at Bumbleberry Acres – wagon rides, farm animals, a corn cannon, barrel train ride and more!
M-60 Corn Maze | 8220 M-60, Union City
The M-60 corn maze opens September 15th and runs through early November (open Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Bring the family and navigate your way through the maze and make sure to stop at the pumpkin patch.
Cornwell’s Turkeyville | 18935 15 1/2 Mile Road, Marshall
Cornwell’s Turkeyville is no stranger to year-round fun. With a restaurant, dinner theatre, and an ice cream parlor it’s always a family favorite. This fall, experience the Haunted Adventure every Saturday from October 6-27 where the family can partake in a spooky hayride, corn maze, haunted barn, and a ghoulish train.
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