Corn Mazes in North Georgia

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 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.

 

Uncle Shuck’s Contact Info

  • Phone: +1 (770) 772-6223
  • Address: 125 Bannister Rd, Dawsonville, GA
  • Website: uncleshucks.com

 

Uncle Shuck’s Hours

This business is open seasonally and is usually open from mid-September through mid-November.

  • Open weekends in 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.
  • Open daily in October
    • Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

Uncle Shuck’s 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.

 

Hillcrest Orchards Contact Info

Hillcrest Orchards is open seasonally during the months of September, October, and November.

 

Hillcrest Orchards 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 did not open during 2020 – check back again for 2021 updates. 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.

 

Blairsville Corn Maze Contact Info

This business is seasonal and operates during the fall.

 

Blairsville Corn Maze Reviews

  • 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 a 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).

 

Hillside Orchard Contact Info

The CORN MAZE remained closed for 2020, but other activities were open.

 

Hillside Orchard Reviews

  • Facebook@HillsideOrchardFarms Rated 4.6 (75+ Reviews), 6,410+ Likes
  • 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 the 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).

 

BJ Reece Orchards Contact Info

Hours are seasonal with expanded hours on weekends. The U-Pick schedule is posted online with fruit varieties available.

 

BJ Reece Orchards 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 cornfield, 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?

26 Responses

  1. Sophie says:

    Hi there! Thank you very much for sharing this article on corn maizes in North Georgia. 

    Corn mazes are beautiful! It is very clear to me that there are a lot of great places to try out the corn mazes in North Georgia, even if there are not as many this year due to COVID. I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting one yet but they’re always so lovely in pictures and movies. I’ll try to find time to visit an open one this year, thank you. 

  2. philebur says:

    Hi there thanks for sharing this interesting review and update on the north georgia corn mazes. They are indeed great places to visit and probably perfect to go right now (before it gets too cool outside). There’s a whole lot of experiences to be shared with family in a corn maze (strategizing, planning, and executing a way out!). Although I haven’t been to all of these yet, I’m enjoying reading about the options and planning a trip!

    • Alyce says:

      The weather is perfect outside right now and corn mazes are a great excuse to wander around outside and take in some fresh air!

  3. ReeceMichael says:

    Travelling to places and knowing what to expect is always a good thing. Thanks for this info — I definitely learned a few things that I hadn’t thought about before. Corn mazes are so much fun and sometimes it is the unique family activity that is the highlight of the whole trip! 

    I appreciate the update for 2020 — it’s been a wild year but this seems like a great outdoor activity while it’s still nice outside. 

    • Alyce says:

      I agree that we need to take full advantage of these days of perfect weather that we’re having and be outside. Enjoy!

  4. Matiss says:

    Dammit, I want this global pandemic Covid thing to end so bad. The sooner the better. I’m desperately missing all the traveling and exploring awesome and purely fascinating places. On that note, I’m really looking forward to visit places like corn mazes. That haunted one at “The Dark Rows” got me really excited. Going to have to leave the children at home, haha, and drag my wife there. Love the no flashlight rule. 🙂

    For stuff with small kids, it’s probably the second one. I bet they will really love the pet farm. And swimming pig races sound like something I’ve never seen nor experienced, haha. Should be real fun. 

    Also, I appreciate all the corn maze tips there at the end. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. <3

  5. CadenceTone says:

    Ever since the uprising of franchises and the high demands to consistently meet customer demands, the maize industry tremendously saw a rise in productivity because it helps livestock to mature at a reduced waiting time. After watching the documentary Food Inc, maize really grasped my interest. Great to have come across the article listing maize attraction sites. I would really love to engage with the farmers and get insightful theories behind maize farming. Nice listing.  

  6. Collins says:

    I’m really a fan of sight seeing, and this really caught my attention, I liked Uncle shucks, I love the fact that there are side attractions, and it is very affordable. I have gone to somewhere like this once, but this one seems better, their ratings are also very high on the social media platforms. I am definitely visiting soon.

  7. Trevor says:

    What a beautiful location you have highlighted here.  I had no idea that the Georgia mountains were so beautiful in the Fall. I chuckled to myself when you described how one could test one’s navigation and problem solving skills in one of the corn mazes.  Now that must be fun! & how creative! I have to say, the activities and beauty that you have shown here, has me wanting to jump into my car to experience some of those marshmallows and festival food at Uncle Shucks. Hillcrest Orchards also looks great.  I see the locations have Covid 19 checks too, that is great.  Can you recommend places to stay?

  8. DarmiMaddie says:

    Quite the period for the maizes and corns and seeing you have put up the post to suit the period, it makes much sense to me. I really like all you have simplified here and honestly, it makes a lot of sense and all to see in here. Really great one and I value this well enough. Thank you so much for sharing with us all

  9. KingMaurey says:

    Thanks for sharing this informative article, it came at the exact right time, I was considering a treat for my wife and my girls and i think Corn maze will be a really good idea. I’ll make sure I show my girls this article so they’ll choose form the locations of mazes here. I love establishments that engage in charity work and to here that the ticket is to be donated is appealing. Thanks.

    • Alyce says:

      I agree that it’s a great practice to be able to do something for a charitable organization. Having fun while doing good makes the fun activity even better!

  10. Monalisha says:

    Hi 

    Thanks for sharing such an amazing and informative post about the corn mazes in North Georgia. By reading your post it is very clear to me that there are a lot of great places to try out corn mazes in North Georgia. It is really a great review for us. I have known many unknown information about corn mazes. 

    Thanks again. I’ll share this post with my friends and family. 

  11. Jones says:

    This article is really interesting and i enjoyed reading through. This corn maze seems like a nice idea for days out and I think I’ll consider one of them, I’m planning a fun retreat for my girlfriend with some of her friends, and mine also, I’ll share thoa article to them and I know they’ll love it. Uncle Shucks is my favorite location, filled with lots of interesting activities, I’m sure my girlfriend will love it. Thanks to sharing this informative article, I love it.

    • Alyce says:

      Visiting a corn maze with friends is a great way to spend an afternoon (or nighttime haunted maze!). Depending on your friends’ competitive nature, you may enjoy splitting into groups and competing to see who can finish the maze first and earn some bragging rights! 🙂

  12. alexandra says:

    I have actually never been through a corn maze, we do not really have corn mazes where I live but this sure looks like a lot of fun and it looks like something good to do with your family. 

    I found it very helpful that you have provided some tips for going through a corn maze, for someone like me that has never even seen one this is a great way to know what to be prepared for and little things to think about, before perhaps, getting lost in one.

    Thank you for the information you have provided on the subject of corn mazes in North GA, I truly wish I could go.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Alexandra, They are a lot of fun and definitely a challenge. If you can’t make it this year, keep in mind that they are generally open each year in the fall or right after the Labor Day holiday.

  13. jpaliskis says:

    Hello,

    What an informative article! My daughter and her family  ( me too) live in the Middle GA! It is a perfect chance to visit corn mazes for adults and kids or wagon ride. When we used to live in the Chicago area, we used to go to the pumpkin farm, but we never been to the corn maze. Isn’t scared a bit to get lost?

    I like the idea that at the Corn Maze places a lot of activities for the kids and adults. I love the tips you wrote. 

    Thank you for the excellent post!

    • Alyce says:

      Feeling a little bit lost is part of the excitement of a corn maze… the walls are high and you cannot easily see which way will lead to the exit, but all of that just adds to the fun and the sense of accomplishment at the end of the maze! 🙂

  14. Riaz Shah says:

    Corn mazes are beautiful! I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting one yet but they’re always so lovely in pictures and movies but I have wondered about the getting lost part though since they are tall. If people get lost inside it, how do we know how to get out? I could imagine one person runs north and another runs south thinking they’re heading to the same location like in the movies 😀

    • Alyce says:

      Each corn maze has it’s own system of making sure that everyone gets out of the maze and doesnt’ become lost. Some include tall flags to signal that the staff, others have staff inside the maze, while others build in a few exits for anyone who gets too frustrated and needs a break. Each one is different, but it’s a great question to ask before you enter the maze!

  15. Petra says:

    Oh wow, I didn’t know you could do this! It sure sounds like a lot of fun, especially the haunt nights! Sign me up! Would be great for the whole family and friends, I’m sure. 

    Something to do for the weekends in September and October that doesn’t involve screens, thank you!

    I still have fond memories of walking through corn fields back in the day. There was never such a thing as a maze though. Great idea!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Petra, The corn mazes are a really unique activity. The corn stalks are huge and it’s great to be able to walk around in them. I haven’t tried a haunted maze yet, but it sounds like a lot of fun, so that one is definitely next on my list!

  16. Rodarrick says:

    The only viable option for me to get access to all these corn mazes in north Georgia is when I travel to visit my wife’s mom. She stays around there and that would make it a worthy travelling just to have a peep at the place. Great suggestions of the places to get the corn mazes. Maybe I’d suggest this to her first so she can check them out first before we travelled over too. Thanks

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