Great Vermont Corn Maze

Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday, September 17th

From the bike shop we headed for the Great Vermont Corn Maze. The website said that the maze could take a while and we ended up getting there around 11:30am.  We headed right in to try to find our way through it.  A cool feature of the maze was that they gave you a card they called a General Positioning System.  It had spots on it for you to mark the different hole punches you came across throughout the maze.  The hole punches were different shapes so this would allow you to know if you have already been by that way before.  We tried to pick a point of entry and stick to making all right turns, hoping this would get us to the finish.  It did not, it only got us back to the starting point again.  Needless to say we were extremely confused.  We ended up going by the same hole punches multiple times and all strategies got thrown out.  There were guys inside the maze that would give you clues if you asked for them.  They informed us that the maze was broken up in to 4 quadrants.  We apparently got from quadrant 1 to 3 pretty early on, but somehow ended up back in quadrant 2 from 3.  Then we spent a long time there since it was a new section we had never seen before and thought it must be a good sign.  Apparently not and we ended up getting a clue to help us get back to quadrant 3.  After roaming around there for a while and never finding quadrant 4 but instead ending up back in quadrant 2 we had to ask for another clue.  This got us to quadrant 4, where we then confirmed from one of the guys that we were going in the right direction.  He gave us one last clue that helped us to find brand new hole punch shapes and get out of the maze.  We were extremely happy because we were both pretty done with the maze by that point in time.  We spent about 2.5 hours in the maze and walked about 4.5 miles.  The one guy informed us that the maze is actually only 2 miles long of trails so we definitely did lots of backtracking and overlapping of paths.  It was definitely a good time though. 

When we were walking back from the maze towards the parking lot we came across the Barnyard Golf, which was an 8 hole golf course using canes as golf clubs and the plastic balls that are in those ball jumping pits.  We played all 8 holes and had a good time doing it.  We didn't really keep score, but I am sure I won. 

After Barnyard Golf we headed to the snack bar where you could see an aerial photo of the maze.  They also had a picture of it showing where all the different shape punches were located throughout the maze.  It was crazy to see how we went from one side of the maze all the way to the other and only hit 2 different hole punches.  They had 12 different hole punches and we only ended up hitting 10 of them throughout the maze.  Some we hit numerous times though.  It was cool to trace our path at the end.  Jared did Map My Run on his phone for while we were in there so he is going to try to put our route over the picture of the maze.  We will see if that works out.  After checking out the aerial photo we headed out.
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Dad B. on

the barnyard golf looks really cool

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