Updated October 01, 2012Some corn mazes are square and typical of a puzzle magazine, but others are designed by professionals and qualify as works of art -- at least from a bird eye's view. Of course, the curved paths that make up the picture's lines may play havoc with your innate sense of direction, but corn certainly qualifies as an interesting artistic medium. There are several new themes for 2012 at Detroit Michigan Corn Mazes.
- Best Maze Corn Maze, Webberville
The corn-rendering for the Best Corn Maze in 2012 is Hun Hun Ahpu (the Mayan Corn God). The cost is $7 a person. The maze adds a vault laser challenge ($3), laser tag ($5) and a zombie shoot ($5) at night. Note that the location has security towers to insure you can't get too lost, a concession stand and restrooms.
In addition to the regular corn maze, Best Maze has a Trail of Terror at night (with black hole / vortex tunnel) that costs $10.
- Charles L. Bowers School Farm, Bloomfield Hills
The school farm has three corn mazes, a haunted maze and pumpkin patch, all of which are open on weekends. While the corn maze opens at the end of September, the haunted maze runs from mid-October through the end of October. The farm also has wagon rides, a petting farm, fresh donuts and apple cider.
- Corn Fun, Casco
The Corn Fun Corn Maze covers 13 acres and opens on September 21st. Its theme for 2012 is Proud To Be An American, and one of its two corn mazes depicts an eagle. Other attractions include hayrides, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, bonfires, rope maze, mini-hay bale maze, nighttime movies, and concessions. Admission is $10 an adult.
The Haunted Fear Farm opens September 28th. It costs $18 an adult and includes a haunted corn field, 3D haunted horror house, and haunted forest walk.
- Farmer Charley's Corn Maze Adventures, Monroe
Farmer Charley has several mazes that cover 10 acres and celebrate the Detroit Red Wings and Toledo Walleyes. Other attractions include pig races, bonfires, train ride, steer roping, pumpkin cannons, and petting farm. There is also a Country Store & Bakery Shoppe. The farm is open Thursdays through Sundays. Farm admission is $10.
- Farmer J's Corn Maze, Dundee
The Farmer J's Corn Maze opens on September 8th and runs through the end of October. Proceeds collected from admission will be donated to veterans groups in 2012. The 30-acre corn maze depicts the Purple Heart, Soldiers of Iwojima, and the American Eagle.
- Maybury Farm Corn maze, Northville
The corn maze is part of Maybury Farm's Harvest Days. The event runs on weekends from September 29th through November 4th and includes honey demonstrations, farm tours, hayrides and a kid train.
- Talladay Farms, Milan
The 2012 theme for the Talladay Farm mazes is Pirates. One maze depicts a pirate ship, while a second maze depicts a pirate with a flag and sword. The mazes open on September 21st.Other activities include a fruit farm, pumpkin patch, and wagon rides.
Talladay has a separate haunted maze on weekends that starts on October 5th. Other activities include a fruit farm, pumpkin patch, and wagon rides.
- Three Cedars Farm, Northville
The seven-acre Amazing Corn Maze is one of many attractions in the fall at Three Cedars Farm, including a pumpkin-patch hayride, barn-yard play land, doughnut hut and goat farm. Cost is $5 a person.
- Westview Orchards, Romeo
The corn-maze theme for 2012 is still a closely guarded secret, but it covers six acres. In addition to the weekend corn maze, Westview Orchard also has a separate nighttime corn maze that costs $7. Other activities include a petting farm, log obstacle course, straw mountain, jumping pillows, slides, wagon rides, concessions, and rope mountain.