Ear-resistible! 2023 Corn Mazes Guide for West Michigan Has Popped

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Tackle a Few Corn Mazes for Ultimate Fall Fun

Sure, corn mazes are a big deal in West Michigan, and no two are the same. Some are super easy and great for families with young kids. These let you finish quickly and then go pick a pumpkin.

Others are seriously difficult, made even harder by adding flashlight nights or game challenges. These mazes can take hours to complete.

Beyond that, West Michigan has a couple of haunted mazes that are designed to make you pee your pants or cry – or both.

We’re note sure what kind of corn maze is up your alley – but we are sure that you’re apt to find it on this list.

Good luck, and have fun. We hope you get lost and love it!

West Michigan Corn Maze List

Ready to try your luck in a corn maze?

Here are 20 corn mazes of all levels, shapes, and sizes that promise to keep you mystified until you’ve reached the end.

Corn Maze Opening Dates 2023

1 –Deep Roots Produce Corn Maze

8410 Whitneyville Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302

U of M vs MSU! Who’s your team?! You’ll notice the mascots for each team etched into the design! Sorry OSU fans…your mascot is a nut and didn’t make the cut 🤷‍♀️

Deep Roots Produce has three different trails within this 11 acre corn maze, each for different skill / age levels.

The Kid’s Maze is really short at 0.3 miles. The Intermediate Maze is 1.4 miles long, and the Advanced Maze clocks in at 3.2 miles!

You can also take it up a notch with Glow Night maze events, where you receive glow sticks for your evening maze challenge.

There are two platforms in the maze to help you get your bearings plus Live GPS map for maze-goers. Your maze pass also comes with a punch card that’ll help guide you through each trail. Find all 12 checkpoints to successfully complete the maze!

Tickets are available online under the Corn Maze tab.

Deep Roots Produce Corn Maze 2023

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: $10 for ages 4+. Glow Nights are $13.
Special: Glow Nights
Opening Day: September 2, 2023
Good for all ages – 3 lengths to choose from.
Theme: U of M vs. MSU


2 – Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm Corn Maze

3025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(616) 784-0058

The whole family can get lost in the 8 acre corn maze at Ed Dunneback & Girls. This year you have to make your way through “Do You Know Your Farmer?”

Buy a 2023 Weekend Fall activities pass for $11.95 per person and get access to all fall activities. Good Fridays – Sundays in September & October.

Ed Dunneback and girls corn maze 2023
Ed Dunneback & Girls Corn Maze 2023

Maze Summary

Easier maze, good for kids.
2023 Fri-Sun Prices:  $11.95 per person, 3 and under free
Opening Day: September 8, 2023
Hours: Fri 9am – 9 pm; Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 11 am – 5 pm
Theme: Do You Know Your Farmer?

ed dunneback farms seating
Outdoor Patio – Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm

3 – Fruit Ridge Hayrides Corn Maze

11966 Fruit Ridge NW, Kent City, MI 49330
(616) 887-5052

Head over to Fruit Ridge Hayrides to tackle the Giant Maize Quest. Four interactive games are incorporated into the maze, making it fun, challenging, and educational for all ages.

This huge 10-acre corn maze has a new theme each year. The theme for 2023 is Dinosaurs.

Bonus: Fruit Ridge Hayrides’ smartphone app (Maze Tracker) uses GPS positioning to pinpoint and follow your exact location in the maze. The prompts ensure that you never get lost again.

Two mazes for the price of one! Admission is good for the 10-acre Challenge Corn Maze & the family-friendly Mini Corn Maze. The 1-acre, this mini corn maze is great for younger explorers. Older participants can experience both mazes.

Check their website and Facebook page to find out when Flashlight nights will be happening this year.

Fruit Ridge Hayrides corn maze 2023
Fruit Ridge Hayrides Corn Maze 2023

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: $8 per person or $17 combo ticket with hayride
Opening Day: September 23, 2023
10-acre main maze; 1-acre mini maze for little kids
Special: Flashlight Nights, Finger Funnies
Theme: Dinosaurs

fruit ridge hayrides barn

4 – Cotant’s Farm Market Corn Maze

2500 S M 37 Hwy, Hastings, MI 49058
(269) 945-4180

Note for 2023: This year’s maze is much smaller. The farm told us, “We actually won’t have as big of Maze this year. The corn grew faster then we expected and we weren’t able to do the design we wanted.”

Typically, the 14-acre corn maze at Cotant’s Farm Market is filled with twists, turns and winding trails – plus a special game.

The maze is family-friendly and there is a night maze option on some weekends throughout the season.

Cotants corn maze 2022
Cotant’s Corn Maze 2022

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: TBA; 2021- 6 and up $6.00 per person, 5 and under free
Opening Day: TBA
14-acre maze (smaller in 2023)
Special: Night maze on select weekend nights

5 – Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo Corn Maze

4180 West M-20, New Era, MI 49446
(231) 861-5730

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo is cheering on the Lions with their maze this year. This L-shaped maze is different from the traditional rectangular or square mazes.

Does this make it easier or harder? We don’t know. Check it out and let us know!

Lewis’s maze is part of their general admission and a good buy, since this farm is loaded with things to do.

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: Corn Maze included with admission; online rates: weekends – $26.95, weekdays $19.95
Opening Day: September 2, 2023
Know: Plan to spend the day – Lewis Farms General admission includes maze access to 40+ other activities.
Theme: Restore the Roar

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo Corn Maze 2023
Lewis Farms corny barn

6 – Gull Meadow Farms Corn Maze

8544 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083
(269) 629-4214

Gull Meadow Farms 6-acre corn maze has two options, including a mini maze for the littler kids.

Visit this maze during the day with the other farm activities as it is included with your admission.

If you visit towards the middle to end of October, you can enjoy the maze at dusk before they close at 8 PM.

Mini Maze: Great alternative for younger visitors with fewer turns and less walking. It’s located within the large maze so be sure to ask a staff member for the mini maze entrance.

Minimal twists and turns and one entrance/exit makes it for a fun corn maze experience without getting lost with little ones.

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: Mon – Thurs: 4 PM -7 PM – $12.99/person, Friday: 4 PM -8 PM, Sat: 10 AM – 8 PM, Sun: 10 AM – 6PM – $17.99/person.
This includes their family activity area, scenic wagon ride, and corn maze. Save $2 per ticket by pre purchasing online.
Opening Day: September 9, 2023
Theme: First Day Shoe Fund

Gull Meadow Farms Corn Maze 2023

7 – Heidi’s Farmstand and Bakery Corn Maze

11999 Cascade Road, Lowell, MI 49334
(616) 897-6707

The corn maze at Heidi’s Farmstand is 10 acres in size and contains two themed mazes (large & junior) for different challenge levels.

They also have a free kiddie Twine Maze for you to enjoy.

There are 5 checkpoints hidden in the large maze (4 in the small maze). Use the virtual punch card and scan the corresponding QR code as you find each checkpoint and then redeem your completed punch card for an 8 oz Cider Slushy. Upgrade to a 12 oz Slushy by finding 3 bonus checkpoints.

The Jr. Maze prize is a sticker.

Flashlight Nights: For an extra challenge, navigate the maze with a flashlight in the dark, every Friday and Saturday night in October. The maze is not haunted.

Heidis Farmstand corn maze 2023
Heidi’s Farmstand Corn Maze 2023

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: Weekdays – $6/adult, $4.50/ages 3-13
Weekends: $8/adult, $6/ages 3-13
Parents always free with their kids in the Junior Maze
Opening Day: September 15, 2023
Large maze best for ages 8+. It takes 45 minutes to walk and up to 1.5 hours to complete the associated game.
Junior maze is for ages 8 and under. It takes 15 – 20 minutes to complete.
Theme: African Safari

heidi's farmstand

8 – Crane Orchards Corn Maze

6054 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
(269) 561-8651

The 20-acre corn maze at Crane Orchards is filled with challenges.

Each year brings a new design and new challenges. This year’s theme promotes their ALL NEW Christmas light show, opening Thanksgiving weekend.

If you are wanting to go in the maze on weekdays or before noon on weekends, purchase tickets at the u-pick. (The Corn Maze is open while u-pick is open.)

Crane Orchards only accepts credits cards and cash. $5 minimum purchase to use a credit card.

Crane’s Orchard Corn Maze 2023

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: Ages 11 years+ ($7) ; Ages 6 – 10 ($5); 5 & Under (Free)
Hours: Open Daily 10am-6pm after Labor Day Weekend
20-acre maze good for those who want a challenge
Theme: Christmas Light Show


9 – New Salem Haunted Corn Maze or Family Daytime Corn Maze

4516 24th St, Dorr, MI 49323
(616) 681-2342

New Salem Corn Maze is one of the iconic haunted attractions in West Michigan – but don’t be scared – they offer different options for maze-goers, depending on the level of fright you’re after.

This year’s theme is a happy Hereford cow holding a happy Halloween pumpkin.

The daytime maze is 100% family-friendly. Plus other fall fun adventures including farm animals, playground, pumpkin patch, bouncy house and hayride. Plus come back Halloween night for a kid-friendly light show!

The New Salem Corn Maze “Witches of New Salem” haunted woods, on the other hand, is a frightening experience with over 20 attractions and dozens of actors and props. The haunted corn maze is a night time adventure that takes you on a wild and ride of dead ends, twists & turns, confusion, and mayhem.

New Salem Corn Maze
New Salem Daytime Corn Maze

Maze Summary

Haunted Maze Opens: September 23, 2023
2023 Haunted Maze Hours: Fri & Sat, Dusk – 11 pm, $25 per person

Regular Maze Opens: September 30, 2023
Daytime Maze Hours: Saturdays & Sundays (Sept 30-Oct 29), 11 AM – 6 PM, $8 Per Person, Under 3: Free
Daytime Admission grants access to the corn maze plus farm animals, pumpkin patch, hayrides & more


10 – Rasch Sunflower Maze & Corn Maze Haunted & Regular

17647 40th Avenue, Conklin, MI 49403
(616) 899-2931

For a truly unique and gorgeous maze experience, try your hand at the 3-acre sunflower maze at Rasch Cherry & Apple Market. It’s one of the great places to see sunflower fields in the area.

On Friday & Saturday evenings in October, the slowly dying sunflowers make the best haunting grounds. This one-mile haunted maze is open from 9 pm-11 pm.

Looking for the corn maze? There’s one of those, too. It also becomes haunted on October weekend evenings. The Corn Maze becomes 4 acres of spooky chills and thrill to add to an exciting experience in the dark of evening.

Rasch Sunflower Maze
Rasch Cherry & Apple Market Sunflower Maze 202
Rasch Corn Maze
Rasch Cherry & Apple Market Corn Maze 2021

Maze Summary – 2023 Dates and Prices TBA

Haunted versions available weekends in October
2022 Prices: Adults – Sunflower Maze: $8, Corn Maze: $8, Package Deal: $15
2022 Prices: Kids – Sunflower Maze: $6, Corn Maze: $6, Package Deal: $10
Regular Sunflower & Corn Maze: Tentatively Opening Sun, Sept 4, 2022

Rasch orchards

11 – Schwallier’s Country Basket Corn Maze

1185 9 Mile Rd, Sparta, MI 49345
(616) 785-9896

Every year, Schwallier’s creates a completely unique maze adventure based around a fun, educational theme. To get through the maze, you’ll have to answer questions by finding clues in the corn.

After a brief introduction, you’re sent into the maze with a game sheet. Inside the maze, work with your friends to find answers and beat the maze.

Families with littles can pick the shorter, less tricky “kids’ loop” through the main maze.

Schwalliers Country Basket corn maze 2023
Schwallier’s Corn Maze 2023

Admission to the corn maze also gets you into The Back 40. This large space at the back end of the orchards is full of fun family activities.

There is a large tractor/combine slide, a big straw mountain, bounce pad (like a huge pillow to jump on) and bouncy track (rubber balls that kids can hop around the track on), rock maze, and apple cannons. New this year is a giant slide.

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: $14 per person
Opening Day: Sep 9, 2023
Theme: Down on the Farm
Good for families looking for an easy, smaller kids corn maze to do as part of a fall farm outing.

Schwallier's Country Basket

12 – Post Family Farm Corn Maze

5081 Bauer Rd, Hudsonville, MI 49426
(616) 669-1964

Hop on the hayride and head out to the family-friendly corn maze at Post Family Farm.

Guests ages 8 and up will have a blast getting lost in the giant stalks.

After you find your way out, walk down to the pumpkin patch and catch the hayride back to the main farm.

Post Family Farm corn maze
Post Family Farm Corn Maze 2021

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: weekdays – $7/person (ages 2+); Saturdays -$10/person (ages 2+)
Corn maze now included with admission
Opening Day: September 11, 2023
good maze for littler kids

Post Family Farm donuts

13 – Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery Corn Maze

3142 4-Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 361-7180

The family-friendly 6.5-acre corn maze at Robinette’s is available after Labor Day and goes through the end of October.

The corn maze opens at 10 AM Monday through Saturday and noon on Sunday.

Robinette’s Corn Maze 2023

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: $9 per person (2 and under free)
Opening Day: September 5, 2023
Theme: A-maze-ing Bees
medium-level challenge at this maze – good for those wanting something harder than a kids mini-maze but not yet ready for the more complicated ones.

robinette's apple haus family farm

14 – Olin Farms Corn Maze

10991 Vergennes St., Lowell, MI 49331
(616) 970-3251

The family-friendly maze is filled with fun challenges.


Maze Summary

2023 Prices: $7/adults, $5/child, 2 and under free; Combo with hayride: $16/adults, $10/child
Opening Day: September 30, 2023
maze is good for kids or those wanting an easier maze to complete

Olin Farm overview

15 – Bethke Farms Corn Maze

12124 136th Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 846-8986

The two-acre corn maze at Bethke Farms is perfect for families.

For some added fun, find all 10 questions in the maze.

Bethke Farms corn maze

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: $5 age 6+, 5 and under free
Opening Day: September 23, 2023
maze is good for kids and those looking for an easy-to-complete challenge

Bethke Farms store entrance pumpkins

16 – Apple Valley Fun Farm Corn Maze & Haunted Corn Maze

7737 Fruit Ridge Ave NW, Sparta, MI 49345
(231) 903-3246

Get lost in the 5-acre corn maze featuring a happy scarecrow and pumpkin design on Apple Valley Fun Farm.

While you’re in there, play FSI: Farm Scene Investigation. Investigate seven animal suspects – collect clues in the maze to solve the mystery.

Thrill-seekers can get scared silly on Abandoned Acres where everything is haunted. Two different quarter-mile haunted corn mazes are filled with scary creatures. Even the hayride is haunted!

Buy tickets online in advance or with cash on-site. No credit cards on-site.

Apple Valley Fun Farm corn maze 2023
Apple Valley Fun Farm Corn Maze 2023

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: Saturday & Sunday: $15, 23 months & under free; $35 Abandoned Acres
Opening Day: September 23, 2023; Abandoned Acres – September 22, 2023
Theme: Friendly witch and cat + partnership with FOX 17

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Abandoned Acres in Sparta

17 – Wells Orchards Kids Corn Maze

8993 Kenowa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(616) 453-3927

The corn maze at Wells Orchards is perfect for families with young children.

It’s designed to be fun, but not too challenging and “geared to the younger kids that may not want to spend two hours trying to find their way out,” says Wells Orchards.

Wells Orchard corn maze
Well’s Orchard Corn Maze 2020

Maze Summary – 2023 Details TBA

2022 Prices: $3 per person, age 4+
Maze Hours: Labor Day Weekend 2022

18 – BestMaze Corn Maze & Trail of Terror Corn Maze

2611 S. Waverly Hwy, Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 657-3527

NEW LOCATION for 2023! With a gas pipeline cutting a mile long swath through the farm, the BestMaze Corn Maze will be at Cottage Gardens.

Plot your progress on your phone. A fog will cover the map on your phone, then slowly reveal trails you have been down as the fog lifts. It keeps track of where you have been, but not what is ahead of you.

And for those craving a little creep, try out their Trail of Terror, accessible from the same location. (Not open for 2023.)

bestmaze corn maze 2022
Bestmaze Corn Maze 2022

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: $8, 4 and under free
Opening Day: September 29, 2023
Theme:  Gnome tending to his flower garden

BestMaze Corn Maze

19 – Shawhaven Farm & Shawhaven Haunted Farm Corn Maze

1826 Rolfe Rd., Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-1649

The 8-acre corn maze at Shawhaven Farm is fun for families of all ages.

Flashlight Maze Run after dark just for the fun of it. Bring your flash lights and take on the maze.

Teens and adults will want to get scared at the “Haunted Farm,” featuring Escape Rooms and other spooky adventures.

Shawhaven Farm corn maze 2022
Shawhaven Farm Corn Maze 2022

Maze Summary – 2023 Details TBA

2022 Prices: $9 per person ages 2+ (Family special $40 for 2 adults and 3 kids.)
Opening Day: October 1, 2022 (Haunted Farm September 30, 2022)
Theme: Celebrating 75 years

Shawhaven Farm barn

20 – Uncle John’s Cider Mill Corn Maze

8614 North US-127, St Johns, MI 48879
(989) 224-3686

Every year, the 5-acre corn maze at Uncle John’s Cider Mill has a new design and a new challenge.

This year’s maze celebrates farmers.

The family-friendly maze usually takes 45 minutes to complete and parents must accompany their children.

Uncle Johns Cider Mill corn maze 2023
Uncle John’s Cider Mill Corn Maze 2023

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: $5 per person
Opening Day: September 2023
Theme: Farmers

Uncle Johns Cider Mill barn

21 – Red Barn Market

3550 Alden Nash Ave NE, Lowell, MI 49331
(616) 987-3182

Plan to spend 25-30 minutes figuring your way out of this 2-acre corn maze. It’s small but mighty – whoever designed this thing wasted no time plotting twists and turns and getting you completely mixed up.

Your mission is to find 5 hidden checkpoints; each one you find gets you a chalk mark on a finger. Collect all five, and you can head over to the code board to decipher your next action.

If you go: be sure to wear sturdy shoes; the ground is uneven and those cornstalks are tall!

Red Barn Market Corn Maze - VW
Red Barn Market Corn Maze

Maze Summary

2023 Prices: $8 per person, Friday – Saturday (Beyond the Barn includes the Corn Maze)
Opening Day: September 2023
Only open weekends

Red Barn Market Lowell

Which Corn Maze is Calling Your Name?

Every year, my family and I make it a point to do a corn maze. It’s on our list of fun things to do in the fall and we take it seriously. (We make a deal that we’re going to finish it – failure is not an option!)

The result? Over the years, I’ve been lost in many corn mazes at local family farms.

olin farms corn maze
Contemplating the Olin Farms Corn Maze

Thanks to my husband’s great sense of direction, which luckily our sons have too, we’ve always made it out. (Sometimes we’re helped along by downloading an aerial photo of the maze in desperation. That’s not cheating, right?)

We always celebrate with some donuts and cider after we make it out of a maze – it’s our delicious payoff!

Do you know of more mazes or places to find fall fun? Please leave us a comment below!

Corn Maze FAQ: How Are Corn Mazes Created?

So, corn mazes… they don’t just grow that way now, do they?  Obviously, a lot of planning goes into creating intricate mazes over acres of cornstalk-filled land.

To find out what goes into creating corn mazes, we asked the folks at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo to clue us in.

First They Plant, Then They Plow the Maze

The planning process begins as early as January when the new year is evaluated for any upcoming events. Planners consider what themes will be popular that coming summer and fall. A sure-to-be-a-hit summer movie or big anniversary, such as the recent 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, are common corn maze themes.

To start, the entire cornfield is planted normally.

When the plants are around 4-5 inches tall, plowing starts. The field is sectioned off and a computer-aided design program turns a chosen design into a really big reality.

The computer program converts rows of corn onto a grid. The plowers know that each row on the grid is equal to a row of corn. They use a grid map to plow up the designated maze paths, and the maze is created.

“After that, maze maintenance is a cinch. As the corn stalks grow, the shade they create prevents any sun from hitting the plowed areas preventing weeds from growing. The plowers clear the paths so smoothly that there is no growth to worry about.”

And what happens to the corn after the maze season ends?

Lewis Farms actually “borrows” the corn seeds from a nearby dairy farm. When it is time to bring the maze down for the season, the corn is harvested and and “returned” to the dairy farm to be used to feed the cows.

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  2. Facebook.com/Olin farm has an 8 acre corn maze with the theme of a clydesdale horse. The challenge is to find the ears of the horse to win a treat. Our tractor pulled hayrides are about 35 minutes long through open fields and the woods. We are also featuring our two clydesdale horses purchased from Budweiser. We have Raggedy Andy made of bales of straw that stands 15 ft high for the children to have photos taken with. We are on FB with many photos including the maze and Raggedy Andy! This is our first year opening. Sept1st-Oct.31st We are located in Vergennes township Lowell, Mi

  3. My grandson loved the space exploration corn maze this year at Schwallier’s country basket. In fact he looks forward to going there each year and enjoys all the activities they have to offer.

  4. My grandson loves going to the corn maze at Ed Dunneback and Girls. He loves the interesting animal facts that guide you through the corn maze.

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