Baltimore County is filled with great surprises liek North Run Farm. My husband works in the area and drives by it every day but never knew it was there.
I wanted to start this autumn off right and found online links to several corn mazes. We decided on this one because my husband knows the area. When we got there, we were so excited. We pulled up and parked next to a big red barn, which got my 6 year-old pretty revved up. We walked through the barn and saw plenty of produce and many, many pumpkins. Outside the barn, they have a black angus, two piggies, a goat, and sheep.
When we were ready to begin our adventure through the corn maze, we were provided a map which we thought was considered cheating. Little did we know that despite having four maps between us, we still were in for a treat of aimless wandering. There are 6 different shaped hole punch stations along the way that you are trying to reach (you get a prize if you get all 6 holes punched.) We had a great time finding our way.
After we made it out of the maze (okay, we cheated and came out the entrance rather than the exit), we went across the field for a hay ride and we got to pick pumpkins from the pumpkin patch - which was a first for me! I was thrilled to be cutting a pumpkin of my choosing from its vine.
We had an awesome day and will return next year, as the corn maze design changes every year.