10+ Best Corn Mazes Near Grand Rapids, 2021 Opening Dates Included

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Corn Mazes Offer Ultimate Fall Fun

Every year my family tackles a corn maze. We take it seriously and make a pact beforehand to complete the entire maze. Failure is not an option. 

I’ve been exhausted and lost in many corn mazes, my legs sore and feeling like they were going to fall off, quite certain that the walls of corn were going to be the last thing I’d see on this earth. (Corn stalks all look alike.)

Thankfully, my husband passed on his excellent sense of direction to my sons, and with the help of an occasional aerial photo of the maze downloaded in desperation, we’ve always succeeded. (That’s not cheating, by the way.)

There’s definitely a sense of accomplishment when you make it through, and donuts and cider afterward help with the motivation.

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.

Jenny Ferels, brand ambassador at Lewis Adventure Farm, said their six-acre maze is usually planted with 120,000 corn seeds in early June.

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?

According to Ferels, nothing goes to waste.

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.

The Big List of Local Corn Mazes

Fall in Michigan means all sorts of fun on the farm.

Ready to try your luck in a corn maze?

Here are 10+ incredible corn mazes that promise to keep you mystified until you’ve reached the end.

Use the list below to find a corn maze near you.

BestMaze Corn Maze

3803 Noble Road, Williamston, MI 48895

BestMaze throws your party back together, not sending people different directions at start so all you do is holler trying to locate each other or your lost child! .

And for those craving a little creep, try out their famous Trail of Terror, accessible from the same location.

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze, Haunted Maze

Opening Date: Sep 24, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: $7, cash only

Pets Allowed? No

More about BestMaze Corn Maze & Trail of Terror: Get lost in BESTMAZE – the one you’ve heard about!

The premier maze in Michigan for 20 years.

BestMaze has an extensive underground drainage system that keeps trails from becoming muddy even after a heavy rain.

Also at BestMaze Corn Maze & Trail of Terror
Corn Maze, Haunted Attraction

Bethke Farms Corn Maze

12124 136th Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417

The 2 acre corn maze is perfect for the whole family.

Masks are required in the corn maze to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (2020 requirement)

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sept 25, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: $5 per person, age 6+
Free, 5 and under

Pets Allowed? Yes

More about Bethke Farms: Bethke Farms is where people build family traditions while having fun on a farm, finding a Halloween pumpkin, taking a hayride and getting lost in a corn maze.

They also sell fall decor.

Also at Bethke Farms
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Play Area

cotants corn maze

2500 S M 37 Hwy, Hastings, MI 49058

The 14 acre corn maze isn't for the faint of heart. It's 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.

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Late September 2021

Corn Maze Prices: 6 and up $6.00 per person
5 and under free

Pets Allowed? Yes

More about Cotants Farm Market: Cotant's Farm Market, located one mile south of Hastings on M-37 Highway, is a family-owned and operated business that set their roots four generations ago in 1947.

Every fall, the Market celebrates the season with apple picking, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, donuts and cider, and more.

Their greenhouse specializes in hanging baskets, flowering annuals, a wide range of perennials, and vegetable plants. The Farm Market has a variety of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables.

Also at Cotants Farm Market
Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking, Homemade Donuts, Apple Cider Mill, Bakery, Farmers Market, Play Area

Crane Orchards Corn Maze 2021

6054 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408

The 20-acre corn maze is filled with challenges. Each year brings a new design and new challenges.

Hours 10 am-6 pm daily

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.)

Located at: 6054 124th Ave. Fennville, MI 49408

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sept 4, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: Ages 11 years and up: $7
Ages 6 years to 10 years: $5
Kids 5 years old and below: Free

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

Pets Allowed? No

More about Cranes Orchards: Crane Orchards is definitely a destination!

Crane's Orchards operates two related, yet separate, locations on 12th Ave in Fennville, MI (close to Saugatuck.)

Choose to visit Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery, Crane Orchards U-Pick and Corn Maze, or both destinations.

They have over 17 different varieties of apples, 10 varieties of peaches & sweet cherries for u-pick. Open daily weather permitting during apple season.

Their restaurant serves up tasty meals as well as an amazing selection of pie (whole or by the slice.) They also have wine tasting.

There's a corn maze here, too.

Also at Cranes Orchards
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking, Homemade Donuts, Apple Cider Mill, Bakery, Photo Ops, Farmers Market, Play Area

Deep Roots Produce 2021 corn maze

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8570 84th St SE, Alto, MI 49302

Try one of the three trails in their 11-acre corn maze.

Each trail of the corn maze is a different level of difficulty and distance. 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 2.5 miles!

Do one, two, or all three trails – it’s your call.

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.

Type of Maze: Kids Maze, All Ages Maze, Haunted Maze

Opening Date: Sept 4, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: Corn Maze: Adults (10 & up): $10.00
Kids (ages 4-9): $7.00
Ages 0 -3 are FREE

Daytime Sunflower Maze: $5

Special Dates:
Sept 18 & 25: Glow Night ($12)
Oct 9 & 15: Glow Night
Oct 23: Fright Night ($16)

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about Deep Roots Produce: Deep Roots Produce in Alto used to be just a seasonal roadside farm stand offering u-pick produce, but over the years they’ve been adding on little by little.

Now the farm stand has a corn maze, lots of fresh produce, and regularly hosts food trucks on the weekends.

There are several photo spots, a couple of farm animals, and lawn games out front.

Also at Deep Roots Produce
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Farm Animals, Farmers Market, Sunflowers

Ed Dunneback 2021 corn maze

3025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

The whole family can lost in the 8 acre corn maze.

While you're in there, answer trivia questions along the way. Stop at the eight checkpoints to find your way out.

Visit their website to customize your trivia experience.

Corn Maze Times:⁠
Friday 12:00 PM -5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM⁠
Sun 11:00 AM -5:00 PM⁠

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sep 2021

Corn Maze Prices: $6 per person
3 and under free

Pets Allowed? No

More about Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm: Edwin Dunneback purchased the farm in 1922. He farmed 170 acres of apples, peaches, corn, hay, and a herd of dairy cows.

Today, this is a fifth-generation family farm.

The barn was built in 1938 and is now home to a fresh produce market, gift shop, bakery, kitchen & taproom.

U-pick fruit, sunflowers, a corn maze, playground, pumpkin patch, hayrides, and other events round out their offerings.

Also at Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking, Homemade Donuts, Bakery, Photo Ops, Farm Animals, Farmers Market, Sunflowers, Play Area

Fruit Ridge Hayrides corn maze

11966 Fruit Ridge NW, Kent City, MI 49330

Ready to take on the most advanced and challenging corn maze in Western Michigan? Yes?!
Then you'll want 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 2021 is Wild, Wild West.

Bonus: Fruit Ridge Hayrides's innovative smartphone app called Maze Tracker uses GPS positioning to pinpoint and follow your exact location in the maze. Simply enter your email address and follow the prompts to ensure that you never get lost again!

Two mazes for the price of one!
Your admission is good for the 10-acre Challenge Corn Maze AND the family-friendly Mini Corn Maze. At approximately 1 acre, this maze is great for younger explorers not quite ready for the Giant Corn Maze. Older participants can experience both mazes!

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

Type of Maze: Kids Maze, All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sept 25, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: $7 per person or $13 combo ticket with hayride

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about Fruit Ridge Hayrides: Fruit Ridge Hayrides checks all the boxes for fall fun.

Whether it’s picking apples in the orchard, taking a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, or finding your way through one of the largest corn mazes in Western Michigan, there’s sure to be something for everyone this fall at Fruit Ridge Hayrides

Open weekends from mid-September through October. Private groups by reservation only during the week.

Also at Fruit Ridge Hayrides
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking, Homemade Donuts, Bakery, Photo Ops, Farm Animals, Farmers Market, Play Area

Gull Meadow Farms Corn Maze 2021

8544 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083

Like many local orchards, Gull Meadow Farms updates their corn maze theme annually.

For 2021, their five-acre’s maze theme is Your Life Matters for suicide awareness and prevention.

Visit this maze during the day with the other farm activities, or challenge yourself to navigate at night in October.

Night corn maze requires tickets. Bring flashlights for the night maze, available only 4 nights in October.

Night Maze Dates: October 22, 23, 29, 30
The night maze opens at 7:00 PM and last admission at 9:00 PM. All participants must exit the maze by 10:00 PM

Mini Maze: Great alternative for younger visitors with fewer turns and less walking. Included in general admission.

Type of Maze: Kids Maze, All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sep 2021

Corn Maze Prices: Included with admission on weekends and weeknights. $5 add-on for daytime.

Night maze admission: $9.00

Mini-maze: included with admission

Pets Allowed? No

More about Gull Meadow Farms: Located in Richland, Gull Meadow Farms is much more than a spot to grab some apples or pick a pumpkin (although they do offer both).

This farm continues to grow each year, now offering over 30 fall activities, summer events and Christmas events with Santa.

Also at Gull Meadow Farms
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking, Homemade Donuts, Bakery, Harvest Festival, Photo Ops, Farm Animals, Farmers Market, Sunflowers, Play Area

Heidi's Farmstand corn maze

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11999 Cascade Road, Lowell, MI 49334

Heidi’s Corn Maze is 10 acres in size and contains two themed mazes for different challenge levels.

The large maze is designed for ages 8 and up. The junior maze is for ages 8 and under.

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

There are 5 checkpoints hidden in the large maze (3 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 a prize.

For an extra challenge, navigate the maze with a flashlight in the dark, every Friday and Saturday night in October.

Type of Maze: Kids Maze, All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sep 17, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: Weekdays: $6.00 per Adult, $4.50 per Child (ages 3-13)

Weekends: $8.00 per Adult, $6.00 per Child (ages 3-13)

Parents always free with their kids in the Junior Maze

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about Heidi's Farmstand and Bakery: Heidi’s Farmstand is a family operation established in 2006.

The Blough family has been in the Lowell area since 1949 when Grandpa Noah bought the farm on Cascade Road. Heidi’s is a partnership between three cousins.

The goal of Heidi’s Farmstand is to bring fresh, homegrown, and local food to the community.

Also at Heidi's Farmstand and Bakery
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Homemade Donuts, Bakery, Farmers Market, Play Area

Heritage Farms Market corn maze

1858 S Maple Island Rd, Fremont, MI 49412

Learn about the United States as you work your way through the USA themed corn maze (changes every year).

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sep 2021

Corn Maze Prices: Adults: $9
Kids: $7 (3 -12)
2 & Under: free
(2019 Prices)

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about Heritage Farms Market: Family-owned and operated market since 1971.

Pressed apple cider from September 15-November 15 for over 40 years at the Market.

Bakery features apple cider slushies, caramel apples, fresh donuts, fudge, muffins and pies.

U-Pick pumpkin patch, "I Spy" Hayrides, Corn Maze.

Also at Heritage Farms Market
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Homemade Donuts, Apple Cider Mill, Photo Ops, Farm Animals, Farmers Market, Play Area

Lewis-Farms-Corn-Maze

4180 West M-20, New Era, MI 49446

For 2021, Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo has teamed up with Chik-Fil-A to give you the most fun you've ever had getting lost.

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sept 4, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: TBA

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo: Owned by the same family for five generations, Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo is a great destination for families of all ages.

Visit with over 100 animals and enjoy nearly 50 different activities and attractions.

The farm is great for field trips, birthday parties and any other event.

Also at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo
Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking, Homemade Donuts, Bakery, Harvest Festival, Photo Ops, Farm Animals, Farmers Market, Sunflowers, Play Area

New Salem Corn Maze
New Salem Corn Maze

4516 24th St, Dorr, MI 49323

Saturdays & Sundays during October from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
The maze is haunted at night from dusk - 11 pm.

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze, Haunted Maze

Opening Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: Daytime Cornmaze: $8.00 Per Person

Admission also includes:
$8 Admission Per Person Includes:
Daytime Cornmaze
Farm animals
Pumpkin patch
Hay rides
Child's train
Playground

Under 3: Free

CASH & CHECKS ONLY (SORRY NO CREDIT CARDS)

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about New Salem Corn Maze & Spooktacular: New Salem Corn Maze has two personalities: friendly by day, haunted by night (unless you go for the Halloween Spooktacular, which is not scary.)

Also at New Salem Corn Maze & Spooktacular
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Haunted Attraction, Pumpkin Patch, Farm Animals, Play Area

Olin Farms corn maze

10991 Vergennes St., Lowell, MI 49331

Our horse themed maze has a fun challenge- find the mailbox and grab a ticket from inside, then bring it back to the cabin for a treat. If you don’t find the mailbox you haven’t made it through the whole maze. Look for the scarecrow for a clue! [2020 info]

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sept 25, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: $7 / adults, $5 / child
Combo with hayide: $14 adults / $9 child

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about Olin Farms: The 120 acre farm has been in the Olin family for over 70 years.

Every fall, Raggedy Andy (made from hay bales) appears alongside the farm.

A wonderful farm to enjoy with friends and family!

Also at Olin Farms
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch

Post Family Farm corn maze

5081 Bauer Rd, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Hop on the hayride and head out to the family-friendly corn maze.

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.

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sep 2021

Corn Maze Prices: Admission + $1

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about Post Family Farm: Families west of Grand Rapids have been enjoying fall on Post Family Farm for generations. The barn was originally built in 1915 for dairy cows.

Post Family Farm is a family owned and operated farm. The Posts purchased the 80-acre farm in 1969.

In addition to incredible pumpkin donuts, you can also take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch. Kids love all the different options for play including giant tube slides, mini ziplines and a hay loft.

Post Family Farm also hosts field trips and weddings.

Also at Post Family Farm
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Homemade Donuts, Harvest Festival, Photo Ops, Farm Animals, Play Area

Rasch Cherries & Apples corn maze
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Rasch Cherries Sunflower Maze

17647 40th Avenue, Conklin, MI 49403

For a truly unique and gorgeous maze experience, try your hand at a sunflower maze.

In October the sunflower maze turns into a haunted maze Friday & Saturday evenings, 9 pm-11 pm.

Missing the corn maze? There's one of those, too.

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze, Haunted Maze

Opening Date: Sep 3, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: Sunflower maze $10
Corn maze $10
$15 for both

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about Rasch Cherries & Apples: This fun family farm offers Upick apples, pumpkins, sunflowers, along with a variety of prepicked fruits and veggies.

Their delicious homemade baked goods include fresh donuts, hot turnovers, etc, all made or produced in-house or locally.

Rasch Cherries & Apples also has a kids area and a few animals.

And to top it all off, they also have a sunflower maze and a corn maze.

Also at Rasch Cherries & Apples
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Apple Picking, Photo Ops, Sunflowers, Play Area

Robinettes corn maze 2021
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robinettes corn maze

3142 4-Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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

Opens at 10 am Monday through Saturday and noon on Sunday.

No pets are allowed in the Corn Maze.

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sep 7, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: Maze tickets are $8 per person. Children from 0-2 get free entry into the maze.

Tickets for groups of 15 or more are $7 per person.

Tickets are available at the maze entrance, the Red Barn or the Activity Ticket Booth on weekends.

Pets Allowed? Yes

More about Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery: Robinette's has been around for a long time! It was started in 1911 and has been owned by the same family for four generations.

Their orchards are situated on 125-acres just north of Grand Rapids.

In addition to growing apples, peaches, cherries, nectarines, and apricots, among other things, Robinette's also has several outbuildings that house a variety of amenities.

The Apple Haus is where you'll find a restaurant, bakery, donut makers, and cider mill.

The big red barn has a winery tasting room, gift shop, nut maker, and popcorn maker.

Also at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Apple Picking, Homemade Donuts, Apple Cider Mill, Bakery, Photo Ops, Farm Animals, Farmers Market, Play Area

Schwalliers corn maze

1185 9 Mile Rd, Sparta, MI 49345

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.

To go through the maze, your group will arrive at the farm and split up into teams of 4-6 (for groups of teens and children, this is usually with an adult for each group).

After a brief introduction, the smaller teams are sent into the maze with a game sheet. Inside the maze each team must work together to explore and find answers.

Victory is determined not by how fast you find the exit, but by how thoroughly you’ve explored each turn of the maze.

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze

Opening Date: Sep 4, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: $8 per person

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about Schwallier’s Country Basket: Schwallier’s Country Basket first opened their barn doors in 1989.

The store has grown from a roadside produce stand into a thriving farm market. Each year they try to add new, fun activities for families.

Also at Schwallier’s Country Basket
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking, Homemade Donuts, Bakery, Farm Animals, Farmers Market, Play Area

Shawhaven Farm corn maze

1826 Rolfe Rd., Mason, MI 48854

8-acre corn maze is fun for families of all ages.

There’s nothing scary in this Corn Maze except maybe who you take with you!

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

Type of Maze: All Ages Maze, Haunted Maze

Opening Date: October 2, 2021

Corn Maze Prices: $8 per person over 2 years old.

Family special $30 for 2 adults and 3 kids.

Price includes all activities in Fun Valley.

Call to inquire about bringing pets.

More about Shawhaven Farm & Shawhaven Haunted Farm: Head a little east of Lansing for a fun farm to visit in Mason.

Get lost in a corn maze or milk a cow in the fall. Teens and adults will want to get scared at the “Haunted Farm,” featuring Escape Rooms and other spooky adventures.

A petting farm is open during all daytime events, spring through fall.

Also at Shawhaven Farm & Shawhaven Haunted Farm
Corn Maze, Hayrides, Haunted Attraction, Pumpkin Patch, Photo Ops, Farm Animals, Sunflowers, Play Area

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

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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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