A mazing adventure arrives in Manchester

September 21, 2012 by  

The 11th annual Family Fun Farm corn maze, near Manchester, Connecticut, is now open for anyone who dares to find their way through one of the most elaborate and eye-catching corn mazes in the state.

This year’s theme is ‘the circus’. The larger corn maze, with 2.1 miles of trails, is shaped like a clown, while the smaller one, with 1.8 miles of trails, is shaped like a lion.

The popular autumn activity is geared toward people of all ages. Each maze can take as many as two hours to complete, assuming that you will spend a little time getting lost and finding your way again.

An aerial view of the clown corn maze is posted on the Family Fun Farm website and illustrates an elaborate, intricate layout of intersecting trails. The image could be downloaded and printed or taken to a printing company for single or multiple copies.

The corn mazes are first designed on a computer, where a map of the cornfield is overlaid with an object such as a clown. The corn is then cut according to the design, using a GPS for accuracy.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5-12, and $9 for seniors. Other activities include hayrides, a farm play yard, and farm animal viewing. On some evenings, there will be flashlight mazes, where participants are required to use a flashlight after the sun sets. A full schedule is available on the Family Fun Farm website.