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The Amazing Maize Maze is a special treat that the Queens County Farm Museum organizes every year as part of their fall program. The maze is different every year, and the seemingly haphazard pathways have been carefully planned and laid out to be as confusing as they are comedic (each team is given a tall, colored flag so that they can be seen from above bobbing through the field). The result is very similar to the famous hedge mazes of Europe except, you know, made out of corn. In addition to simply trying to find their way out of the puzzle, participants are also tasked with finding clues and solving riddles to aid their escape.

While the Maize Maze is challenging (we actually found we underestimated it quite a bit), you’ll eventually make it out alive, so don’t miss all of the other wonderful activities the only working historic farm in the five boroughs has to offer. Check out the full schedule of events, which includes hay rides, pumpkin picking, fresh cider drinking, animal petting and farm fresh produce perusing, here.

The Amazing Maize Maze will be open Saturdays & Sundays until October 26th (and on Monday, October 13th) from 11 am – 4:30 pm (last ticket is sold at 4:30 pm).

+ Queens County Farm Museum