Howell Farm corn maze offers hayrides, moonlight hours Nov. 4
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Spectacular fall colors, hayrides and a rare moonlight maze will add to the fun when Howell Living History Farm opens its Corn Maze on Saturday, Nov. 4.
From noon to 9 p.m., Howell Farm will hold its “Last Chance to Get Lost” day where visitors can explore the maze for the final day of the season. Maze-goers will be able to walk through the 10-foot-tall pathways, which form an image of a shepherd and a flock of sheep. Teams can collect puzzle pieces to solve its three-way board game for prizes, boasting rights and top billing on the scoreboard.
Those up for the ultimate challenge can navigate the maze in the dark when the moon, stars and lamplight are needed to find the way out.
General admission is $10 for ages 10 and older, $8 for children ages 5-9 and free for children 4 and under. The maze includes a courtyard with music, games, photo-ops and pedal tractors for kids. Food, a farm stand and the farm's traditional hay bale maze are also offered, as are fall hayrides to the top of Belle Mountain for a view of vibrant colors; cost for the rides is $3 for adults, $2 for children.
The maze is the annual fundraiser of the all-volunteer Friends of Howell Farm, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help the Mercer County Park Commission with its operation of the farm. Proceeds from the maze are used to support the farm's historic preservation projects and its educational programs for schools.
Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. The corn maze is located on Valley Road one mile west of the farm, adjacent to the former Belle Mountain Ski Area (GPS address: 17 Valley Road, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530). The farm's Visitor Center and historic site are located at 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township. Visiting hours at the farm are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Parking and admission are free.
For more information, call the farm office at 609-737-3299 or visit www.howellfarm.org or www.mercercountyparks.org.
Photo Caption: Walk through Howell Farm’s Corn Maze by moonlight on Saturday, Nov. 4. (Photo by Felicia Schilp)