As temperatures and colorful leaves begin to drop, farms around Chicagoland are chopping miles of twisting trails through acres of cornfield to provide seasonal fun for all. Check out these eight unique mazes that make fall the favorite time of year in the Midwest.
Richardson Farm n 909 English Prairie Rd, Spring Grove nLocated 65 miles north of Chicago in Spring Grove, the Richardson Farm corn maze is dubbed as the largest in the world. Visitors can scope out five maze games scattered throughout the 10.2 miles of pathway in addition to the vast pumpkin patch and 500-foot observation deck. Richardson Adventure Farm is open every Wednesday through Sunday until Oct. 29.
County Line Orchard
County Line Orchard n 200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart, Ind. nNot one, not two, but three mazes are open for exploration at County Line Orchard in Hobart, Ind. Chicago Cubs fans will especially enjoy the 2016 World Series Championship tribute maze, lined with baseball trivia at every checkpoint. From now until Oct. 29, guests have access to all three corn mazes as well as the apple orchard and tractor rides with the purchase of a $7 Explorer Pass.
Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch
Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch n 42W813 Reinking Rd, Hampshire nCamel rides, pig races and homemade apple cider doughnuts are just some of the attractions offered at Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch. With two convenient locations in Hampshire and South Barrington, Chicagoans have two options to experience this massive corn maze seven days a week. While the South Barrington attractions remain closed until Sept. 23, the Hampshire Fall Festival is open daily and both locations will operate through Halloween.
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm n 17250 Weber Rd, Lockport nThe cornfields are still in celebration mode at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport. Five miles of pathway cut through 15 acres of corn stalk depict the iconic Chicago Cubs logo and “W” flag in celebration of the team’s 2016 title run. Siegel’s also offers a second two-acre corn maze featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin, a character from the Joe Troiano children’s book and poster pumpkin for anti-bullying.
Konow's Corn Maze n 16849 S Cedar Rd, Homer Glen nHomer Glen is home to two more twisting fields at Konow’s Corn Maze. The larger corn maze (pictured above) spans 3.4 miles of pathway, while the kid-friendly small maze offers just under half a mile of trail. All attractions are covered in the $9 weekday or $10 weekend admission price, including the giant corn kernel play pit and the scenic Grain Train.
Odyssey Fun Farm
Odyssey Fun Farm n 18900 Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park nThe fun continues after dark at Odyssey Fun Farm’s Corn Maize. A 15-acre maze featuring everyone’s favorite comic book superheroes will open daily beginning Sept. 23, and for $6 more, visitors can test their navigation skills during the Pitch Black flashlight tour every evening. Located just 30 miles south in Tinley Park, Odyssey's is also one of the closest mazes to Chicago.
Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm
Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm n 13236 W. Town Line Rd, Waukegan nOpen daily from now until Nov. 1, the maze at Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm is in its 15th year of operation. Five acres of stalks contain a windy set of pathways with a rooster in the center and the humorous phrase, "I've Gotta Crow," cut into the top of the maze. Kroll's Farm is a 47-minute drive from Chicago in Waukegan.
Jonamac Orchard n 19412 Shabbona Rd, Malta nAlthough the corn maze at Jonamac Orchard has been open by day since Sept. 2, brave souls should wait until October to visit the 10-acre field. Beginning Oct. 6, Jonamac will invite visitors, if they dare, to traverse the three miles of maze path after sundown every Friday and Saturday night for a special Haunted Corn Maze attraction. Actors dressed in freaky costumes will hide among the stalks, ready to give guests a good scare as they search for the elusive exit.