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Welcome to I♥Halloween.com’s Corn Maze Directory! As one of Halloween’s most popular traditions, corn mazes are a wonderful way to celebrate the Holiday. As you venture through the maze, you’re forced to work together with friends or family to find your way out. It creates a great time for bonding and proves just how well you can work together with others while under pressure! Corn Mazes are well taken care of all year long, that way they’re the perfect height for the Fall time. The higher the corn, the better! You’ll try your best to glace through the corn but you won’t be able to find any hints as to where the exit is. All you have is the narrow path in front of you, surrounded by giant stalks of corn that seem to be absolutely endless.
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More About Corn Mazes
While driving somewhere, we don’t necessarily like the idea of getting lost. But inside a corn maze, many enjoy the thrill of trying to find their way out of something that has been designed for those inside to lose their way. According to multiple online sources, including Wikipedia, the first corn maze was created in Annville, Pennsylvania. Ever since then, they have become a unique attraction for those who like to test their own skills. Corn mazes are quite popular during the Fall season and are usually combined with other seasonal activities, such as hay rides and petting zoos.
Farmers must carefully plan a corn maze while taking the proper measures to create one. In the Northern Hemisphere, it is best to plant the corn in mid-late May, while mid-late November is the best time in the Southern Hemisphere. According to Wikipedia, 20,000 plants per acre are the ideal amount to create a corn maze, any more than that may lead to overcrowding.
Once the corn is grown or in the process of growing, a walkway is cut so people can make their way through. In order to cut properly, farmers must cut off the internal growing point of the stalk. This prevents re-growth from occurring, leaving you with a nice clear path for walking. Sometimes mowers are used for this, or herbicides and rototillers, which make the process a little easier for the farmers.
To assure that its visitors get lost inside, multiple false trails must be created stemming from the main path. This is where the fun comes in! Tons believe they’re heading in the right direction when bam! – There’s no way out. At this point, visitors must turn around and find a different way, which is all part of the game of corn mazes.
The time it takes for one to make it out depends on just how big of a maze you’re wandering through. Some can be as small as 4 acres, while others mostly range from 8-12 acres. The largest ever recorded, and holding the Guinness World Record, is a 60 acre corn maze that was designed in Dixon, California. Absolutely not a maze for beginners to try and walk through but surely, fun would be had in the process of trying!
We hope you have found a nearby Corn Maze to get lost in this Fall Season!