The taste of sweet corn is still fresh in my mind, but all that is left to be seen in the farmer’s fields are the rows of corn stalks rustling in the autumn breeze. It’s got an eerie kind of sound to it, if you listen long enough. Almost ghost-like, when you think about it…


I can’t resist highlighting a few more corn mazes to challenge your sense of direction in. Whether you are looking for the haunted kind or a family fun affair, Southwestern Ontario has plenty of them around.



So how far do you want to go to lose yourself for a few hours? While Belmont Corn Maze is stealing headlines this fall, Talbotville Berry Farm (11054 Sunset Rd., St Thomas) is nothing to scoff at either. By day, their 5 acre corn maze delights people of all ages, with its many twists and turns. There are wagon rides every weekend from September 22nd through October 28th, 2012. Buy a hot dog or some fresh cut fries. Don’t forget to pick out a Hallowe’en pumpkin to carve!

But after dark, the maze becomes a completely different experience. From 7-10pm on October 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27, expect the unexpected once you have handed over the cash ($12 to be exact).

You Will Pay
To Get In
You Will Pray
 To Get Out!


Ack, how about something a little less frightening for the younger set? A little further afield is Kustermans Berry Farms at 23188 Springwell Rd in Mount Brydges. The corn maze here stretches over 7.5 acres, but there are also three games to try your skill at within the maze. Plus, there’s a petting zoo, sand mountain, pedal kart track, zip lines, wagon rides, a hay bale adventure zone, pony rides, face painting and some other high-powered fun. What’s a trip to an adventure farm in the fall without a few potato or corn cannon shots, or a pumpkin or water balloon sling shot to enjoy? You get all that to explore and enjoy from 10am-7pm every weekend from September 15th until November 4th.


If you want a corn maze with proceeds going to a good cause, how about making the trip out to the Norwich Optimist Corn Maze (Hwy #59, 2 miles North of Norwich). From September 8th through October 27th, 2012 you can explore the maze or mini corn maze, get to know the animals in the petting zoo, go pumpkin bowling or compete in a duck race. The hours are 12-9pm Saturdays, and 12-5pm Sundays. On October 27th, be sure to join in the fun for their “Trick or Treat” day. Be sure to wear your costume and maybe you will walk away with a prize! For those more daring, after dark on October 20th and 27th enter the maze and make sure your courage is in hand. The haunted maze is not designed for children, but it just might scare the adults too!


Don’t forget the Leaping Deer Adventure Farm & Market in Ingersoll (544212 Clarke Rd). They have mini golf, pig races, pedal cars, duck races, Johnny Popper wagon ride, live llamas and other animals in the animal shed, a bird aviary, a bale pyramid and of course a Corn Maze! This is a corn maze to put all others to shame, lying on 10+ acres. Good luck finding your way out of that! But I hear tell there are other things planted in the maze for you to discover, plus there is snack bar or Country store to pick up some tasty bits once you find your way out.