College groups, corporate groups, youth groups, scout troops, you name it, it seems that just about everybody enjoys a good corn maze in the country.
Participants can be divided into groups of 4-6 people. Each group will be given a map with 8 blank squares and a crayon. When a group finds an info board with an etching plate, they can create a rubbing on their map. Each info board has exciting little-known factoids about the USA’s famous people and events.
Some group leaders become very creative and make the task of collecting all 8 etchings into a competition of epic proportions! Over the years, group organizers have outfitted each group in different colored bandanas, or brought prizes for the winning team. Some have been silly dollar store prizes, while other organizers have put together baskets of treats from the Lynd Farm Market.
When the first group emerges from the corn with all 8 etchings intact, the announcer in the ticket shack announces the victory!
It is important to remember to wear clothes and shoes appropriate for walking outside on dirt paths (which are sometimes muddy due to rain). Snacks and drinks can be purchased at the ticket shack or you may choose to bring your own. A number of picnic tables are available for you to use.
What are some other things your group can enjoy at Lynd Fruit Farm? Apple picking, the famous farm market (see hours), camp fires and wagon rides (by reservation), stilts and checkers, Hart’s Hot Food & Cider (open Friday for dinner, all day Saturday and Sunday), sack races, PlayLand and Barrel Train rides (for young folks). Most of the time the Lynd Wagon Ride is running until dark on Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting). Private groups can reserve the wagon for $75 per hour during the week.
A few rules make the maze experience safe and wonderful for everyone:
1) No running.
2) No foul language.
3) Do not pick the corn or pick an ear off the ground. Do not throw corn.
4)Stay on the path roped with twine. Do not go under the rope or cut through the corn.
We surely appreciate your participants’ kind cooperation to make the maze a safe and wonderful place for everyone.
Oh, and by the way… the Biggest Ooops made by Groups!: Arriving too late in the evening. Sometimes groups don’t realize how long a maze takes (about as long as a movie), or how late participants might arrive and show up at 9, when the maze closes at 10. That leaves them little time to enjoy the maze and other amenities (like Craig’s Kettle Corn…..mmmm!). So show up nice and early ? .