Somewhere in northeastern Romania. Photo taken November 30, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Not sure. We're staying in Chisinau for a week or so.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Noggins Farm Corn Maze. Amazing!

We had never been to a corn maze before this, and we're glad we chose one of the best around as our first attempt. We didn't realize that it's actually an educational game...you have to find various information stands in the maze and fill out a form to find hidden words.

Lots of fun for young and old. Besides the corn maze, there's also a special haunted house feature done by the local Red Cross as well as a rope maze, duck races, washer toss game, puzzle mazes, and the barnyard adventure area.

It had rained earlier in the afternoon, so we were a little late getting there. You really should allow at least a couple of hours to complete the maze and play some of the other games, especially if you have younger children with you, as we did!

Rainbow over the Bay of Fundy near Wolfville.

Noggins Farm Corn Maze

The pumpkin house.

Admission is $10 for adults during the weekend, and $7 during the week. You can find the hours and rates listed here... Noggins Farm

Lots of other activities besides the maze.

Our son-in-law Justin is king of the castle!

Grandson Cameron loved these slides.

The Bishop family has been running this farm since before Canada was a country! The family began farming here in 1760, and it has been handed down through the generations. Their specialty is apples, which grow in abundance here in the Annapolis Valley, but they also do dairy cattle. It's the corn from the maze that is eventually used as feed for the cattle.

This year's maze was designed as a Roman gladiator and chariot!

Each spring, a specialized GPS system is brought in and eight and a half acres of corn is planted in the design of a maze. A very complicated maze! This maze is amazing!

As seen from the air. (Photo from the Noggins Farm website)

Ready? Let's go!

Inside the maze, searching for clues.

Ruth, at one of the clue stands.

The clues were all about ancient Rome.

We made it out! 

Unfortunately, we didn't allow ourselves enough time to finish the puzzle. The sun was starting to go down. But we had fun anyhow, and it was especially interesting because we had never been to a corn maze and didn't realize how complicated they had become! Neat stuff.

Oh, we'll leave you with a pic of us about to enter the haunted house. We all put on our best spooky face, including Cameron!

Too funny. The look on Cameron's face cracks me up!

26 comments:

  1. I never realized how a corn maze worked either. There is one nearby, maybe we should give it a shot. I doubt it's as nice as the one you were at though. That one is amazing....How they do that is beyond me.

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    1. We never knew how they worked before either. We liked that they made you search for clues as well, it really made it a game and educational. Hope you check out the one near you.

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  2. Now that is one amazing maze. I guess like anything else in life things get more complicated. The one's I grew up with were just plain old mazes. These people do a fabulous job.

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    1. Cmputers and GPS units have certainly helped to make them is amazing. There is no way someone could have done one like this without them.

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  3. I'd not heard of a corn maze before. What fun! The Noggins family has really fine-tuned this maze. Wow.

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    1. Now that you know about them, I bet you will start seeing them more. They are normally around places that sell pumpkins or fall produce or places that have haunted houses.

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  4. Kevins face is as funny as Cameron's!!!

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    1. Yep it sure is! I think both he and Justin were making the woo-woo sound to get Cameron in the mood.

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  5. Now I want to find a corn maze. Wonder if they have any out here in the desert? Cameron is just too cute.

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    1. I think you may be looking for a while for one in desert. :) It was funny watching Cameron making his spooky faces but I think that we got him going too much because when it came time for him to go into the haunted house he went to go and only got just inside and then wanted out as it was totally black inside and just far too scary for him.

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  6. That does look like a ton of fun.

    Many of the farm around where we live make a corn maze. That one is awesome.

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    1. It was a lot of fun, wish we had given ourselves more time to spend there. They did do a fantastic job on this one.

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  7. They sure put a lot of work into that. Pretty amazing. OK, I'm sorry. It's hard to avoid the puns...

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    1. They did put a lot of work into it!

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  8. Are you sure the GPS is used to figure out where to PLANT the corn? Because it would be a lot easier to plant the whole field, then trample/harvest the seedlings/stalks using the GPS afterward. That's how most corn mazes are made.

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    1. We were told that it was brought in for planting but from some info I looked up it is possible that the field is planted and then cut when the corn is about one foot high. Walking through this maze it didn't look like it was cut after planting as the paths were smooth.

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  9. Have been to a few corn mazes and they are too much fun. Some around here are planned using a GPS as well.
    Sounds like you had a great day.

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    1. I would think that most are made using a GPS unit these days.

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  10. That maze was so corny you could husk it! :cD Sorry, couldn't resist...

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    1. You always come up with some good ones!

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  11. I've always wanted to experience a corn maze, and this one must be one of the best in the country.

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    1. It sure is pretty intricate, that's for sure!

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  12. OK, now you have done it! I want to find a corn maze!

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