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An Autumn family must-do activity? Navigating through the intricate corn mazes and taking the hayride through the farm fields.

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 challenging fun and exercise – trek through a corn maze. Or, take a breather and enjoy a hayride out on a farm. Don’t forget to enjoy the other amenities corn maze and farms may offer, from moonlit mazes to apple cannons, farm animals, corn crib, train rides.

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 and admission prices.

Explore these Winding Corn Mazes in Southwest Michigan

Nothing says fall better than a wander through a corn maze. Unless you count raking leaves!

We’ve rounded up a handful of corn mazes (plus hayrides and other fall activities) in the area to check out. Let us know your favorite.

Located just West of Kalamazoo, in the village of Richland, is a family favorite Gull Meadow Farms. In partnership with Stafford Farms, the corn maze features a ‘Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2019’ corn maze to celebrate the farm concert tour in late September.

New for 2019 -the “mini-maze“. For those not sure about the big six-acre corn maze, try the mini maze with minimal twists and turns. A great option for little ones in the family. Don’t forget about the Family-Friendly Flashlight maze that returns Friday and Saturday nights in October.

Guests purchasing an activity admission can also enjoy the family activity areas and wagon rides. Weeknight admission is $9/person, weekend (Friday-Sunday) is $12/person.

Corn Maze and Hay rides - Kalamazoo

Photo Courtesy Gull Meadow Farms

At Harvest Moon Acres, located in Gobles, you’ll find an impressive five-acre corn maze theme The Big Top”. Families will experience excitement, laughter, and intrigue – acts that are far from ordinary, beyond extraordinary. This year’s corn maze theme is a look at a tradition dating back to the 1700s. As guests navigate through the maze they’ll learn facts about the circus and look for photo ops with a ringmaster, a bear on a bicycle, and more. Admission includes corn maze, hayrides, animal barn, kid activities. 

Feeling adventurous? Harvest Moon Acres is excited to offer flashlight night maze every Saturday evening in October until 10:00 PM. 

 

A 20-acre corn maze is no joke. Crane Orchards, in Fennville, takes the prize for one of the largest mazes in Southwest Michigan. The maze “Experience the Season” theme has two phases – each taking approximately 30 minutes to complete. Take the family on a hayride around the orchard. Kids will also love a ride on the cow train.

 

Spend an afternoon of family fun on the farm at The Country Mill cider mill, orchard and winery located in Charlotte. After you try out the corn maze, let the kids enjoy feeding the llama & alpaca at the playground. Families can relax on a horse-drawn wagon ride while savoring donuts, caramel apples, and pies in the bakery. On the weekends purchase a wristband for same-day entries into the train ride, storybook hayride, pumpkin pitch, apple cannon, corn maze, and indoor inflatable play area.

Fall Activities Families Kalamazoo - Corn maze

 

Visit Harvest Festival each weekend through October 27 at Jollay Orchards. Hayrides are the mode of transportation at this orchard. During the weekend Harvest Festival, families can enjoy pond fishing, cornfield maze, playground, haunted house, caterpillar crawl, mother nature’s ag-venture.

 

Motycka’s Pumpkins is conveniently located in Kalamazoo and offers a FREE corn maze, perfect for younger children or beginners. Plan about 15 minutes to navigate through the maze and grab a pumpkin while you’re visiting.

Corn Maze Near Kalamazoo

 

Contant’s Farm Market and Greenhouse in Hastings delivers a 14-acre corn maze. The winding turns of this maze will keep you guessing. It’s not for the faint of heart. Don’t let a rainy day keep you away. Cotant’s Farm offers an indoor family fun activity center with a mini zip line, obstacle course, bounce house, mini John Deere tractor raceway.

 

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At Bumbleberry Acres the corn maze has exciting games as you wind through 10 acres of corn. The theme this year celebrates the 150-year anniversary of South Haven. Choose to do the Treasure Hunt or Farm Scene Investigation (FSI). The entire 3-mile corn maze can take up to two hours to complete, so plan accordingly if you want to truly get lost in the corn maze. Plenty of other family fun including wagon rides, farm animals, corn cannon, barrel train ride. Teens may enjoy a haunted corn maze and trail running in mid-October.

 

The M-60 Corn Maze in Union City opens for their final season this September. Bring the family and navigate your way through the Under the Sea themed maze and make sure to stop at the pumpkin patch.

 

Cornwell’s Turkeyville brings the fun this fall. Experience the Haunted Adventure every weekend from October 5-27. Your family can partake in a spooky hayride, corn maze, haunted barn, and a ghoulish train.

 

Enjoy a hayride (weekends only – September 28 through October 27) through the forest and around the pumpkin patch at Station 66 in Battle Creek. Craving a treat? Munch on hot apple and pumpkin donuts, and drink fresh-squeezed apple cider. 

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