Maize Maze

Trip Start Aug 07, 2009
Trip End Dec 31, 2009

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Flag of United States  , Maryland
Monday, September 7, 2009

On our way to Sunderland on Friday, we'd passed this corn maze and wanted to stop, but didn't have time.  Knowing we would be going back by that way on our way north, we decided to stop on Monday.  Normally they are only open weekends, but they were open for the Labor Day holiday.  Perfect!  We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into.  We were in that maze for FOUR HOURS!!!   Yea... We're hard core.

Mike, you take it from here...

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Okay everyone, Kelsey had to get ready. Anyway, this maze was a blast. You can check it out at

It was more than just a huge corn maze. It was pirate-themed, and we were given a worksheet with challenges to complete as we wandered the maze. Scattered throughout the maze were stations of three different types: 1) trivia facts that provided answers to questions on our worksheet, 2) pirate-themed pictures from which we had to get a crayon-rubbing on our worksheet, and 3) a clear red lens under which we could put our coded map so we could get an idea of where we were.

The maze was divided into four sections (and a fifth, which was small, for kids), delineated by colored ribbon along the walls. The red decoder lens in each section also told us how many trivia stations and how many picture stations were in that section.

That's basically how it worked! Like Kelsey said, we were in the maze for about four hours! But we went in prepared. I had a backpack with snack bars, water bottles, napkins for toilet paper (yes, it came in handy...), and an umbrella. The umbrella also proved vital. It downpoured for over twenty minutes at one point, and was intermittently raining and sprinkling the rest of the time. The foul conditions, the frustrating monotony of the maze, and the sheer time commitment it required scared away many other adventurers, but we endured to the end. We successfully visited every station in the maze, and found our way to the exit.

When we emerged, we hadn't realized how long we had taken! The staff had been talking about us, impressed with our determination.

Come to find out, we were the first team to conquer the maze this year! For our toils, we received a gift bag with CornMaze paraphrenalia. Tell ya what, it was the best darn bag of CornMaze junk we had ever seen.

The challenge was completely rewarding (intrinsically, anyway), and we drove away on the high of victory.
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