Hanging smoke in the trees, the raw earth frozen and muddy, the ripe pumpkin on the vine. And corn. Acres of corn in the autumn light.
The Snohomish River Valley has all sorts of corn mazes: mazes for kids, mazes for families, night mazes, bonfire mazes, and haunted mazes.
How do you prefer your seasonal labyrinth? Check out this guide to find the right fall experience for you.
1. Bob’s Corn Maze - the bonfire corn maze
10917 Elliott Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296
Bob’s has corn mazes for adults and a special, simple corn maze for kids. If you’ve got a family, this is the place to go. Besides the maze, there are plenty of child-friendly activities at this fall farm.
Bob’s now offers a bonfire service. You have to book a reservation. Then you show up with your fire-roastable goods. The Bob’s employees will hike your marshmallows, chocolate, and/or weenies into the maze. Then you hike in, have a fine roast for an hour or so, then hike out. Delightful.
2. Stocker Farms - the charitable corn maze
8705 Marsh Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296
Enjoy holiday vibes for a good cause at Stocker Farms. The farm gives a portion of every ticket sold to Ronald McDonald House Charities. The mission of RMHC is “Keeping Families Close.”
3. Thomas Family Farm - the three-mile mega maze
9010 Marsh Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296
In the heart of the Snohomish River Valley lies a three-mile mega maze that’s designed as a treasure hunt. Accompanying this maze is a much smaller kids’ maze designed for little legs.
Make a full day of it at Thomas Farms. Rent a firepit, select your chosen gourd from 149 different varieties, and take a hayride. Their haunted zombie farm is quite the talk among locals.
4. Craven Farm - Family-friendly night corn maze exploration
13817 Short School Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290
Explore in the autumn dark under a full moon. This corn maze is open late on weekends, just for families and night owls. Bring your own flashlight and wander through 15 acres of rustling, whispering corn. Bring your own flashlight.
Also, consider Craven a great place for their other claims to fame -- namely, fire pit rentals and their famous funnel cake.
5. Farm at Swan’s Trail - the educational fun maze
7301 Rivershore Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290
If you have a school kid and you want to subject them to educational fun (haha), consider this 4.5-mile maze in the shape of Washington State. It’s pretty remarkable. The maze shows more than two hundred and fifty state roads and four hundred towns and landmarks, each labeled with historical facts.