Corn maze

Five corn mazes near Toronto for a family adventure

Where to get your fresh air and farm fix this fall

A day-trip to visit a local farm with a corn maze is a classic way to spend a fall afternoon, but the annual ritual may look a bit different this year due to COVID-19. Many GTA farms that offer apple and pumpkin picking also have mazes, but make sure to check the farm’s website before you go. This year, most maze spaces are limited and many farms require pre-booking by phone or online.

Coopers CSA Farm and Maze

 

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Coopers Farm in Ashworth offers a whopping 10 acres of corn mazes. Tickets are not sold on-site this year, so make sure to purchase them online before visiting the farm. Each ticket comes with a 2-hour time slot, and you must present a confirmation number at the door. Coopers has made its maze paths larger this year to account for physical distancing, and the farm recommends that kids and adults wear masks, although it’s not mandatory. Coopers also allows dogs to visit the maze on Dog Saturdays (just buy a “dog ticket” if you want to bring your pup). Tickets can be purchased through the farm’s website.

Downey’s Corn Maze Adventure

 

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The corn maze at Downey’s Farm in Inglewood is open and ready to explore. The maze can be accessed by purchasing an admission ticket to the farm, which can be done online or on-site. Keep in mind that spaces are limited so you may want to book yours in advance. Ticket details can be found on Downey’s Farm website.

Saunders Farm

Saunders Farm in Munster is a great option for those looking to get into the Halloween spirit early, offering haunted hayrides and spooky wagon rides. The farm also has intense corn mazes, play structures and plenty of other fall-themed adventures. If you’re into night time ghost stories and campfires, you’ll want to check out the farm’s evening offerings, too. Due to COVID-19, tickets have to be purchased in advance online through the farm’s website and visiting times are limited to two hours.

Pingles Corn Maze

Pingles Corn Maze in Hampton picks a theme each year for its famed corn maze, and this year it’s all about pirates. Pingles has created two mazes: a mini maze for little kids (ages 4-6) that takes 30 minutes to complete and a massive, more challenging maze for older children. To enjoy the mazes, you have to purchase a Harvest Festival ticket ahead of your visit.

Rounds Ranch

Is there anything spookier than walking through a corn maze in the dark with a flashlight?  The Rounds Ranch maze in Elmvale offers another option for channelling those Halloween chills. On Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can grab your flashlight and head to the farm for a haunted maze adventure. Book your ticket for the maze online here.

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