Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lyman Orchards Corn Maze in Middlefield CT

If you're looking for a fun way to spend the day this fall, look no farther than Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT! There's always something going on at Lyman, whether it's the Corn Maze,  Sunflower Maze, Peach Festival, or seasonal fruit picking!
Photo source: Lyman Orchards

This fall, the nice folks at Lyman invited a group of Connecticut bloggers to take a trip down and participate in their famous Corn Maze! Every year they plant a different theme, and the theme for 2013 was Lady Liberty! The cowboy decided to stay home, so my girlfriends and I (aka Thelma and Louise and Louise) set off for a fall Connecticut Adventure!

CORN MAZE - Photo Source: Lyman Orchards
The maze is spread out over approximately 4-acres, and includes 2.5 miles of pathways. That's quite a hike, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes!  The design is challenging - and I highly recommend you grab the map that's available at the entrance, get your 'bearings' right away, and follow the map to find your way out!  

But have no fear, there are attendants posted in areas throughout the maze who will help you along, as well as quick exits if needed.  

Along the way there are trivia questions from several different topics from a sheet you can choose before entering. TV addicts that we are, we chose the TV and movie questions, which was full of pop culture references.  And the sweet girls at the entrance recommended it to us because they said it was the easiest. (chuckle - guess they had our number!)

Here's some pictures of our Lyman Orchard Corn Maze Connecticut Adventure! 

There are posts at specific areas where you answer your trivia question to determine whether to take a right or a left at that point. In addition, scattered throughout the maze are fun facts about the Statue of Liberty!

Huge shout out of thanks to the wonderful family who let us follow them out! The dad was not ashamed to have a map and follow it! Real men do read maps!! 

Real Men Read Maps!
Exiting the Maze - We Made It!

We made it out in about 50 minutes...but I'm not ashamed to admit that we did have a lot of help. You can make a fun family day of it on the weekends, as there are plenty of things to do on-premise. Most weekends there are pony rides and horse drawn wagon rides or hayrides you can enjoy as well.

Afterwards we stopped in the Apple Barrel Market and purchased lunch in their eatery - yummy sandwiches, soups, and salads, most under $10.00. I had the "Crispin" - grilled chicken breast with apple slices, red onions, and cider glaze ($7.95)! The sandwich is served on your choice of bread, roll, or wrap, with a side of couscous, macaroni salad, or potato salad. Afterwards we went shopping in the market. I was a VERY good girl and stayed away from the baked goods...but Thelma and Louise did pick up some yummy pastries and reported  back that the Apple Raspberry Pie was delicious...and so was the apple crisp that they purchased!

Lunch at the Eatery
There are tables to eat at inside, or, weather permitting, you can take your lunch 'to go' and eat on the outside deck/patio or at one of the picnic tables in the area.

We had a great Connecticut Adventure at Lyman Orchard's Corn Maze! And we can't wait to return for some of their winter activities! Tastes of the Seasons on Saturday November 9th, Brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus on December 8th and 15th, and the Gingerbread House Holiday Workshop (adult) on December 13th.

And here's some important news! Best of all, the Lyman Orchards Corn Maze helps a great cause! One dollar  of each ticket sale helps the American Cancer Society.  

And there's more! Here's a discount code for you to use!! For the remainder of the 2013 season you can save $1.00 per ticket by using the discount code: Liberty.

Lyman Orchards

32 Reeds Gap Rd

Middlefield, CT 06455

The Corn Maze is Open:
August 31st - November 3rd
Wed. - Fri., 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat., Sun. & Holidays, 10am - 6pm

Ages 3 and under, FREE.
Ages 4 - 12, $5.
Ages 13 and up, $10.

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Have you been to Lyman Orchards?

Did you visit their corn maze or sunflower maze?

Shop in the Apple Barrel Market or play a round of golf at Lyman Golf Course?

I'd love to hear about it in the comments below

Disclaimer: We received complimentary entry to the corn maze, however, all opinions herein are are own. Lunch and all store items were purchased separately.


  1. This was such an great experiance for my 2 young ones, my wife and I. We had a blast. Thank you so much Lyman Orchards... keep up the great work... will continue to visit in the future.

    1. Hi Shane! It is a great experience! I wish something like this had been available when I was little. I likely would have spent all day in it!


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