One of the most popular fall date nights is a visit to the local corn maze. When we were at Cross E Ranch a couple of years ago, we saw a few groups of high school students on their day dates for homecoming come in and head straight for the corn maze. I would guess that corn mazes are right up there in the top three fall activities, after football games and driving through the canyon to see the fall leaves. A few years ago we drove all the way to Thanksgiving Point for our first corn maze experience because I didn't think that there were any local. Now I know that we can support local farms and have some fall fun all at the same time!
Davis County Corn Mazes
Cross E Ranch
Cost: $11.95 per adult
Cross E Ranch has not one, not two, but THREE different corn mazes. All three mazes are part of the same field, have different trail lengths and don't connect. This year’s maze design celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad One trail is .4 miles (great for kids), the second has just shy of 2 miles of trail and the other has 4.2 miles of trail. If you're a corn maze fanatic, you might plan an entire day to spend exploring all three of the corn mazes. Maybe take a break in between each for some of their fresh donuts! They also have some fun hay mazes for the little kiddos.
Black Island Farms
Cost: $11 per adult for Corn Maze and Courtyard, $16 per adult to add the Hay Ride to your ticket.
Black Island Farms boasts Utah's largest corn maze, around 16 acres with three phases. They also have multiple mazes with varying difficulty and lengths so there's fun for all. Because we haven't been to this location before and they don't post an aerial view of their corn maze online, I can't tell you what it's like. I have heard from a few other people who have been so far this year that it is a lot of fun though. If we get a chance to go this year, I'll update this post with those details.
This year, Black Island Farms also has Nightmare Acres, which is a haunted corn maze. You can find more information on their website, but I will also be sharing more details in a couple of weeks, with all of the other haunted attractions in the area.
Cost: FREE hay maze (other activities may cost extra)
Pack Farms doesn't have a corn maze, but they have a fun little hay maze that I thought you might like to know about. I took my toddler on a mommy and me date a couple seasons ago, we took both of our kids last year and we had a lot of fun wandering through the hay. It is the perfect height for kids, tall enough that the kids aren't able to see over the top, making it fun and challenging for them but not too tall so the adults accompanying them can see the way out in case anyone gets lost.
Serious question... does anyone know what the protocol is for making sure nobody is still lost in the corn maze when the farms close every night?