Our Annual Trip to the Corn Field
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Living in the middle of corn and soybeans country, life just wouldn't be the same without our yearly trip to Suter's Corn Maze. Located just about 40 minutes from home, this unique place offers an afternoon full of fun for all the family. My husband, daughter, son-in-law, and myself recently made the trip to Pandora, Ohio. A new theme design is made each year with this time being the "Wild West." And the maze proved to be the most difficult yet!
The maze is open Saturday and Sunday from the middle of September to the first week in November. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.50 for kids kindergarten through college age. You are given a map and a card. The map is supposed to help you manuever the maze (at times, it wasn't much help).
Our foursome each has their own forte when negoitating the maze. We work together very well. Lesley is our map reader and "compass." She seems to be able to "find" us when we are lost. My husband, Bill, has a nose for the clues and stamps. Dan is tall, so he is a great person to look for when we get separated, and he can sometimes see over the top of the corn. And me, well, I'm the stable force - "You stay here Mom, we will be right back!" This year the first part of the maze proved to be the hardest.
The second part of the maze went much quicker. Another thing making this year's maze more difficult was the height of the corn. Rain at just the right time produced very tall corn! No cheating this year by looking for the top! About an hour and a half into the maze, we had finally discovered the hiding places of all the stamps and answers to the fact sheet. It is nice to see the sign congratulating you for successfully negotiating the maze.
The maze isn't the only attraction at Suter's. They offer a hayride to the pumpkin patch where you can pick out the perfect jack o' lantern. What is fun about this is the name of the service - Suter's Pumpkin Picking People Picker Upper! Families seem to have fun on the ride to and from the patch.
A very popular activity is the corn cannons. These compressed air cannons are mounted on a pole and are able to swivel around for a great shot of the many targets in the field.
Another fun spot is the mini mazes. These fun little brain teasers take just a short time and are free. Solving them takes a little bit of thinking and trying. This year there were three different mazes to conquer.
And one just can't leave without having your picture taken behind goofy pumpkin cut outs! I believe we have pictures from each year we have visited Suter's.
One last stop for us is the cider mill. In this building, the "free" cider coupon can be redeemed. Gallons, half gallons, and glasses of fresh pressed cider can be purchased along with apples, apple cider jelly, gourds, pumpkins, mums, and other fall items. On display are pictures of past mazes and other memorabilia from Suter's Produce.
This is a great fall activity for the whole family and something this family just can't miss! Suter's is open Saturdays (10 am to 8 pm) and Sundays (1pm to 8 pm). For more details, visit their website www.sutersproduce.com and click on the corn maze.