The 2022 Lyman Orchards Corn Maze transports you back to the electrifying moment Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm, making the connection between lightning and electricity. 2022 marks the 270th anniversary of Franklin's famous kite flying experiment and we're spot-lighting Ben's discovery along with the key role he played in America's history as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. During your visit through the maze, discover the fascinating connections Ben Franklin has to fashion, fire departments, and even the Flintstones!
Fourth in a series of "All American" history maze themes, the massive 4-acre Corn Maze is masterfully carved into a design featuring Ben Franklin's likeness, lightning bolt, kite and key, along with the hashtag #AllAmerican. Past "All American" maze themes include American Presidents in 2009, The Statue of Liberty in 2013, and Charles Lindberg and Spirit of St. Louis in 2017.
The maze is approximately 4 acres in size with over a mile of pathways. The average time to make it through the maze is approximately 30-40 minutes. Signage throughout the pathways feature educational content and trivia related to Ben Franklin, Lightning, Electricity, and some Lyman history. Starting in 2000, the maze is in it's 23rd year of operation.
One dollar of each maze admission will be donated to support the American Cancer Society. Since 2000, the Corn Maze has raised nearly $700,000 for the organization. In addition, $.50 of each admission fee will be donated to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation, which has received nearly $37,000 from the Corn Maze since 2020. The Lyman Orchards Corn Maze opens Saturday, September 3rd at 9am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and runs until November 6th. The maze is open 1pm-5:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5:30pm on Weekends and Holidays. Last maze entry is 5:30pm*.
Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 4 – 12, and free for children under 3 years. For information on group pricing, click here.
As part of the experience, each visitor receives an official Corn Maze Map to help guide them through the twists and turns along the one-mile stretch of pathways and hundreds of decision points. Corn Maze travelers are issued a Corn Maze Passport featuring ten trivia questions related to Ben Franklin. Answering each questions correctly will help in choosing the right direction at each of ten main crossroad stations within the maze. Additional passport trivia categories include music, movies, health, and sports, to name a few. Corn Cops are also positioned within the maze for extra guidance and assistance if needed. The average time needed to navigate the entire maze is 30-40 minutes.
As an added attraction, Lyman Orchards also announces its "Corn Balls in the Corn Maze" promotion, commemorating the Apple Barrel Farm Market 50th Anniversary celebration. Monday-Friday, a corn ball--bright yellow golf balls from the Lyman Orchards Golf Driving range located just across the road, will be hidden in the corn maze. Corn Ball Finders will be awarded a variety of prizes, redeemable at the Apple Barrel Farm Market, ranging from Apple Barrel Farm Market gift cards to $100 cash prizes - also known as a "Bennies" or "Franklins"!
This year, the opening of the Corn Maze will coincide with the First Annual Lyman Orchards Corn Maze Festival from 9am-3pm featuring an official Lyman Orchards Kite & Key Give-Away. The first 50 visitors who successfully make it out of the maze will receive an official Lyman Orchards kite and skeleton key.
Purchase your ticket, pick up your maze map and passport, then make your way through the 2022 Lyman Orchards Ben Franklin Corn Maze. A great activity for kids, team outings, corporate team building, or even a first date!
The maze is open 1-5:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5:30pm on Weekends and Holiday. Last maze entry is 5:30pm.*
*The corn maze will close early for a paid Suds & Stalks Beer Tasting event on the following dates:
Friday, September 16, 4:30pm
Friday, September 30, 3:30pm
Friday, October 14, 3:30pm
Friday, October 28, 3pm
For daily updates on the maze and Pick Your own, call our 24-hour hotline at 860-349-6015. Group pricing is available for companies or outings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Maze Procedures
Ensuring the health and safety of our customers and employees is at the forefront of our 2022 Maze procedures. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Most importantly, we thank you for your patronage!
About Lyman Orchards
Set on 1,100 acres in the heart of Connecticut, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a year-round destination for the whole family in Middlefield. Shop at the Apple Barrel farm market, filled with fresh produce and Lyman Orchards’ award-winning "Hi-Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class, public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchards Golf Center and Apple Nine Course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-6000, or visit us at lymanorchards.com.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. They invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit cancer.org.
About Connecticut Cancer Foundation
The Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer was founded in 1987 by Connecticut native John Ellis, former Major League Baseball player and cancer survivor, to provide economic assistance and compassionate financial aid to cancer patients and their families in his home state. In 2017, the name of the foundation was changed to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation (CCF), to better reflect their mission.
Through the CT Cancer Patient Assistance Program, CCF is able to help Connecticut families requesting assistance through referrals from oncology social workers from hospitals, cancer treatment centers and hospices throughout the state. For the past 34 years, CCF has quietly granted over $6.9 million to more than 8,000 Connecticut families dealing with the financial hardship that often follows a cancer diagnosis. In addition, the Foundation has donated over $2.5 million to support ongoing cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. For more information, visit ctcancerfoundation.org.
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