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The Fall season is a great time to be outside in the North Georgia mountains. Take advantage of the great weather and test your problem-solving and navigation skills with a visit to one of the Corn Mazes in North Georgia.

Corn Mazes in North Georgia Mountains
Corn Mazes in North Georgia Mountains

These seasonal attractions are only open for a limited time which generally runs from around Labor Day through Thanksgiving weekend. The attractions are fun outings for families, date night, or a friendly competition to see which of your friends can get through the corn maze with the fastest time.

Keep in mind that the corn mazes will be more challenging early in the season when the corn stalks are fuller and greener. The corn stalks will thin out a bit over time, allowing guests the ability to see through them somewhat for a slightly easier maze.

Continue reading to find all your options for navigating through a corn maze in Georgia’s scenic Blue Ridge mountains.

 

Corn Mazes in the North Georgia Mountains

There are a lot of great places to try out corn mazes in North Georgia. Check out these options that include haunted mazes, onsite hayrides, and more!

Uncle Shuck’s (Dawsonville)

Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze & Haunted Corn Maze in North Georgia
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Haunted Corn Maze in North Ga

Uncle Shuck’s includes a number of fun attractions in addition to their large corn maze (a 15-acre field of corn with ~4 miles of twisting and turning trails). Other fun activities for kids and adults include a tire mountain to climb, picking sunflowers, carving pumpkins, shooting a corn cannon, kiddie maze, wagon ride, roasting marshmallows, watching the goats on their “goat walks”, a jumpy pad, plus great food! Voted Favorite Corn Maze in Georgia in 2015.

For those wanting the extra adventure of a walk through Haunted Corn Maze, visit for the Uncle Shuck’s “The Dark Rows” that start at dusk on Friday and Saturday nights in October. Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent. No flashlights allowed during these tours!

No alcohol or smoking allowed on the property. No pets allowed unless it is a service animal with proper documentation.

Contact & Visit

  • Address: 125 Bannister Rd, Dawsonville, GA
  • Phone: (770) 772-6223
  • Website: uncleshucks.com
  • Season / Dates: September 12th – November 15th
  • Hours:
    • September & November 
      • Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
      • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
      • Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • October
      • Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
      • Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Corn Maze $15 (ages 4 and under are FREE)
    • Haunted Trail $20
    • Combo Package $25
    • Discounts for groups of 20+ people

Reviews & Social Media

  • Facebook@UncleShucks Rated 4.6 (140+ Reviews), 15,700+ Likes
  • Instagram@uncleshuckscornmaze (1,040+ followers)
  • Twitter: @UncleShucks (150+ followers)
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.0 (45+ TripAdvisor reviews)

 

Hillcrest Orchards and Farms (Ellijay)

Hillcrest Orchards in the North Georgia Mountains
Hillcrest Orchards in the North Georgia Mountains

The Hillcrest apple orchard provides lots of unique autumn farm experiences for families! Visit during the annual “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” during September and October weekends for U-Pick apples, live music, cow milking, swimming pig races, kiddie corn maze, wagon rides, petting farm, and more. Enjoy farm-produced products including apples, pies, fritters, donuts, jams and jellies, cider, and other gourmet foods.

Also features the south’s first Apple Tree Maze (open on select weekends)!

Note that there are NO PETS ALLOWED at Hillcrest Orchards. COVID-19 policies include temperature checks prior to entry and face masks required for indoor shopping and cow milking.

Contact & Visit

Reviews & Social Media

  • FACEBOOK@hillcrestorchardsellijay Rated 4.6 (415+ reviews), 16,300+ Likes
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 3.5 (140+ reviews)

 

Blairsville Corn Maze (Blairsville – Closed for 2020)

Blairsville Corn Maze in North Georgia Mountains Closed for 2020 Season - Learn more at GaMountainsGuide.com
Blairsville Corn Maze in North Georgia Mountains – Closed for 2020 Season

The Blairsville Corn Maze will not be opening during 2020 – check back again for the 2021 season. The Blairsville Corn Maze posts updates and special events on their Facebook page including times for face painting, pumpkin carving / painting, a fall festival, and more.

Your admission ticket is a $10 donation to raise money for the local charity Change in our World, whose mission is to empower the local communities to combat suicide through creating relationships, finding wholeness, and strengthening others.

Contact & Visit

  • Address: 4482 Town Creek School Rd, Blairsville, GA 
  • Phone: +1 (706) 994-2305
  • Website: blairsvillecornmaze.com
  • Season / Dates: CLOSED for 2020
  • Cost: $10 per person donation to Change in our World (ages 2 and under free!)

Reviews & Social Media

  • Facebook@blairsvillecornmaze 925+ Likes

 

Hillside Orchard (Lakemont – No CORN MAZE in 2020)

Hillside Orchard Farms Corn Maze in the North Georgia Mountains
Hillside Orchard Farms Corn Maze in North Georgia

Due to being unable to cut the maze “due to labor and rain”, there will not be a corn maze at Hillside Orchard Farms in 2020. The wonderful field of corn will help feed the farm animals during the winter months. Look for a special 2021 maze to be better than ever!

Pick your own blackberries are available in June. Pick your own apples available in September (Check Facebook for picking availability and dates).

Other activities for kids include playground, barnyard, greenhouse, giant sandbox, and antique equipment. The playground is free for kids (under age 10). Visit the animals out at the farm or take the walk around the farm (½ mile stroll by Stonewall Creek).

Contact & Visit

Reviews & Social Media

  • Facebook@HillsideOrchardFarms Rated 4.6 (75+ Reviews), 6,410+ Likes
  • Instagram@HillsideOrchardFarms (225+ followers)
  • Twitter: @hillsidefestus (220+ followers)
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (55+ TripAdvisor reviews)

 

BJ Reece Orchards (Ellijay – No CORN MAZE in 2020)

BJ Reece Orchards in the North Georgia Mountains
BJ Reece Orchards in the North Georgia Mountains

This Ellijay U-pick apple farm opens for the season during late August and runs through late October (with selected attractions open through late December). Read the COVID-19 policies before arrival to make sure you are comfortable with policies at Reece Orchards. Note that there is NO CORN MAZE for 2020.

PET FRIENDLY: Well mannered dogs on a leash are permitted in the orchards (note that dogs are not allowed in the market).

Contact & Visit

Reviews & Social Media

  • Facebook@BjReeceOrchards Rated 4.7 (445+ reviews), 18,470+ Likes
  • Instagram@reeceorchards 2,370+ followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (150+ reviews)

 

 

How to Enjoy a Corn Maze

The following ideas can help you to enjoy your time in whichever corn maze you choose.

Corn Mazes in North Georgia
Corn Mazes in North Georgia

Tips for Going Through Corn Mazes

Each corn maze is a litte different and offers an exciting way to test your navigational skills. Use these tips to make sure you have the best time on your journey!

  • Wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for local outdoor weather conditions – as Fall weather can vary from hot and dry to cold and wet, you want to make sure you dress for the appropriate weather of the day you’ll be wandering through the maze
  • Wear shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty – keep in mind that you will be walking through a corn field, and if it has rained recently, could be muddy
  • Take a bottle of water – some of the local corn mazes have about 4 miles of trails so be sure that each person carries a bottle of water to stay hydrated
  • Get a corn maze map before you go into the maze – this could help you find your way around the labyrinth of trail options
  • Time yourself – if your group splits up consider having a friendly competition to see who can get through the maze the fastest
  • Make note of landmarks – there may be a few distinct checkpoints along the way to help you stay oriented inside the maze
  • Use the bathroom before starting the maze – you may be walking for a while so make sure you visit the restroom before

What to Take Through Corn Maze

In addition to keeping the tips above in mind, it may be helpful to include these items on your trip to the corn maze.

  • Water bottle – make sure to stay hydrated with water or another hydrating drink
  • Sunscreen – keep sunscreen handy in case you are in the sun for longer than expected
  • Compass –  help yourself to stay oriented with a quality compass
  • Bug spray – be prepared just in case you find more bugs than expected at the cornfields

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Which of these mazes looks the most interesting to you? A daytime trip, night maze with flashlights, or haunted maze with only moonlight to guide you?

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