Header image: A Maze in Corn by Tanya
Not all those who wander are lost - except if you're in a corn maze, of course. When it comes to quintessential fall experiences, finding your way through a corn maze is right up there with sipping pumpkin spice lattes and feeling colourful leaves crunch beneath your boots. Here are 5 corn mazes that you must check out in Manitoba.
1. Deer Meadow Farms
RM of Springfield
You may recognize Deer Meadow Farms for its creative corn maze designs that have previously gone viral on social media. This year's 10-acre maze follows #wpgwhiteout theme. The maze contains 16 Winnipeg and Jets Hockey trivia signs, while different sections of the maze have been assigned to famous Winnipeg streets and intersections (think Portage & Main, the Perimeter). What's more, the corn maze is just the start to a fun fall day at Deer Meadow Farms, with a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, Forbidden Forest, bale pyramid, concession stand and wild game preserve all on site.
2. Meandher Creek Farm
Looking for somewhere to take your family for a little fall fun in western Manitoba? Look no further than Meandher Creek Farm. This quaint farm features corn trails, wagon rides, a pumpkin train, (rubber) duck races and more. It even has a concession stand with hamburgers, warm drinks, pumpkin treats and homemade baking!
3. A Maze in Corn
Wanna get a good look at a corn maze prior to entering its labyrinth? Fly overhead and do your best to memorize the perfect route to get through A Maze in Corn. This family-friendly destination has everything you need for the perfect fall day spent with your loved ones: a snack shack, petting zoo, haunted forest, pony rides and more. You can even pick up some sweet corn as a tasty souvenir!
4. Boonstra Farms
Find your way through Murray's 10-acre corn maze at Boonstra Farms! You may know Boonstra for its spring strawberry picking, but the farm also comes alive in the fall. Like other corn mazes on this list, it's quite easy to spend a day at Boonstra – from visiting the petting zoo to enjoying a hayride. By mid-October, the maze becomes haunted and the Tower of Terror opens its doors to beckon in the brave. If you do plan to stay for the day, be sure to grab a bite to eat at Boony's Chip Truck!
5. Pembina Threshermen's Museum
If you prefer to pair your corn mazery with a bit of history, head to the Pembina Threshermen's Museum in Winkler, Manitoba. This vast museum will send you back in time to a quaint pioneer village, complete with a general store, barber shop, church and more. New this year is the adorable Brimberly Village where you can step into the streets of yesteryear.