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Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan has a fondness for Maine’s peculiar goings on. And helmet cams. There’s definitely a fondness for helmet cams.   Since she arrived in Maine 10 years ago, it’s been her mission to experience it all firsthand – from the cardboard boat races to the paddleboard jousting tournaments. With any luck, she’ll persuade you to try it, too.

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Posted: September 28, 2015

Get lost in the stalks: Corn Mazes in Maine

Written by: Shannon Bryan
Corn mazes. People go in and sometimes never come out. Just kidding. Or am I? Gregory Rec/Press Herald file photo

Corn mazes. People go in and sometimes never come out. Just kidding! Or am I? Gregory Rec/Press Herald file photo

Tackle one of these corn labyrinths with only a few clues – and your own husky intuition – to guide you. The fall corn maze is solvable, so they say, although it’s rumored some maze-goers went in and never came out. Mwuhahaha.

Don’t let the fear of never making it out alive deter you, (although you might want to keep your cellphone handy, just in case you need to phone emergency services to get yourself choppered out of there).

And for ideas on making the corn maze even more thrilling: Headed into a corn maze? 3 ways to ramp up the adventure (plus some survival tips)

Harvest Hill Farms

125 Pigeon Hill Road, Mechanic Falls
207-998-3259 |  www.harvesthillfarms.com/Corn_Maze.html
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 1, 2015. Night maze on Friday and Saturday nights from dark to 11 p.m. Last tickets for night maze sold at 9 p.m.
The 10-acre cornfield features an intricate labyrinth of passages in a shape with an agricultural theme. Find clues, pictures and games along the way and use Maize-o-Vision secret decoders to navigate the multi-acre maze. Adults and youth $8.

Pumpkin Valley Farm

100 Union Falls Road, Dayton
207-929-4088 | www.pumpkinvalleyfarm.com
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31, 2015. Also open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 (Columbus Day).
A six-acre labyrinth of twists, turns and dead ends carved through stalks over your head! Most maze-goers spend on average an hour trying to maneuver their way out of the mind-boggling puzzle. No worries though, the maze is designed in two phases for an early exit halfway. $9 per person (2 and under free) includes everything on the farm, including hayride. $7 per person (2 and under free) on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ricker Hill Orchards

295 Buckfield Road (Route 117), Turner
207-225-3455 | www.rickerhill.com
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Take advantage of the corn maze, hay maze, full bakery and farm market store. You can also pick your own pumpkins and apples and take a self-guided tour through the cranberry bog.

This year's maze at Thunder Road Farm in Corinna.

This year’s maze at Thunder Road Farm in Corinna.

Thunder Road Farm

185 Newport Road (Route 117), Corinna
207-278-3708 | personalpages.tdstelme.net/~trfarm/maze.html
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31, 2015. Last entrance is one hour before closing. Open Thursday and Fridays for group reservations. Also open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Columbus Day and a trick or treat at the maze from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Halloween. Open Thursday and Fridays for group reservations.
This year the corn maze is giving a shout out to local animal shelters with a maze design that includes a dog and cat. Other activities at the farm include a jumping pillow, tricycle races, duck races, cow train, bale maze, corn box, hayrides and more. $8 admission (3 and under free) includes maze, hayride, jumping pillow and more.

Treworgy Family Orchards

3876 Union St, Levant
207-884-8354 | treworgyorchards.com
The maze theme at Treworgy this year is “Edwin the Elephant’s Exciting Escapade.” You and the kids will have quite the escapade in the maze as you follow clues and find your way out. (This maze is super kid friendly, which is another way to say not very challenging for adults. That said, FREE ICE CREAM to all maze-goers!)  $8 adults, $7children. There’s also a night maze on Oct. 24. Also at Treworgy: apple picking, pumpkin picking, petting zoo, hayrides, orchard cafe and more.

Zach’s Farm

7 Colby Turner Road, York
207-475-7857 | www.zachscornmaze.com/maze.htm
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 31, 2015. Also open on Columbus Day.
A 20-minute hayride delivers you to the the corn maze, which is embedded in 17 acres of corn fields. Beginning Oct. 11, flashlight tag nights inside the maze from 7 to 10 p.m. Maze costs $9 (under 3 free). There’s also tractor-pulled pumpkin picking hayrides and PYO pumpkins and a farm stand.

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