Wednesday, August 24th, 2011...1:33 pm

Amazing Mazes

Sunflower maze by Need A Haircut

Do you like mazes? Or do you feel that you will be trapped in one forever?

When I received notification of the world’s largest sunflower maze, I felt that I had to add another post to my weekly blogging because this Thursday, August 25, 2011 is “New Jersey Audubon Day” at the East Coast’s Largest Sunflower Maze at Augusta, NJ Farm. The maze, located at 553 Ross Corner Sussex Road, Augusta, NJ will be open daily through this Sunday, August 28 from 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. Admission to the maze is $8 for adults and $5 for children.”  See here.

I thought it would be fun to check out some other mazes in the US and around the world.

People lost in the corn maze by E. Bartholomew

More and more corn mazes are appearing in corn fields. Apparently these mazes are a popular family fun time because I found some great corn maze sites.

One site lists mazes (MAiZEs- corn is maize and the mazes are made in corn fields) around the US.

A different site asks you to enter your zip code and it gives you a list of corn mazes in your area.

But neither of the above site mentioned all the maze sites. For example in NJ  in Mercer County, NJ they have a website devoted to mazes just in the state, a listing longer than the two previous maze sites. I imagine each state must list all the mazes that one can visit. If you cannot find a listing, call your local agricultural extension or Master Gardener office. These maze locations often offer more fun activities than just the maze- like hayrides, apple and pumpkin picking or petting of farm animals and also sell delicious fresh produce.

But don’t forget that there are other kinds of mazes. Some of the earliest mazes were created out of hedges. Check out some of the best Historic shrub mazes in the US.  See here.

Another website claims to list 15 of the world’s most amazing mazes.

Have fun and don’t get trapped!

One site lists the top mazes in the world.

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1 Comment

  • I’ve seen pictures of mazes from above-and they are a-maze-ing (har har!), but I personally don’t do them. I don’t like being out of control and with my wonky sense of direction,they’d probably have to send a search party out for me!
    😀

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