Ahh, fall. The air is crisp and the leaves are all sorts of vibrant colors. October is a great month to spend outdoors enjoying rich fall activities like apple picking, pumpkin hunts, hay rides, and of course a corn maze. Fortunately we have no loss of excellent corn maze opportunities in the Wausau area. Why not head on out to one of the following locations, and get lost in the corn for a couple of hours. Want more of a challenge, many also offer nighttime and haunted mazes. Don’t forget your flashlightsa and be sure to enjoy some hot apple cider for me.

Times are subject to change. Always call ahead to verify times and details.

Willow Springs Garden

Willow Springs Wausau Marathon County Round BarnThe focal point of Willow Springs Garden is their large round barn. Recently repainted, this barn is one of the few remaining of it’s kind in Marathon County. Willow Springs Farm is located just north of Wausau off of County Hwy K and offers a corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, games and crafts, concessions, and more.

Now through October 21, 2013: Fridays: 6pm – 10pm. Saturdays 10am – 6pm. Sunday 10am – 6pm.
A haunted corn maze will open 7pm – 10pm October 25 and 26 and 6:30pm – 10pm October 27 with a kid friendly trick or treating maze 1pm – 3pm on October 30.

Located at 5480 Hillcrest Dr, town of Maine. (3.6 miles north of Fleet Farm on Hwy k)

Cost is $7.00 adults, $4.00 children 4-10, 3 and under free. Additional activities may cost extra.

(715)675-1171 www.willowspringsgarden.net

Wilke’s Extra Sweet Acres

The Wilke Farm located in the Town of  Texas north of Wausau, has long been the go-to place for great farmers market produce. But they are also are becoming known for their exciting, and sometimes challenging, corn mazes. You’ll also find hay rides, a pumpkin patch, and more

The farm and maze is open weekends through October 31: 3pm-10pm Fridays, 9am – 10pm Saturdays, and 9am – 7pm Sundays.

You’ll find the 10 acre maze located at T8417 County Road W north of Wausau (From Wausau take 6th Street north).

Cost is $5.00 ages 5 to adult, $3 uner 5. After 6pm the cost is $6.00 for all ages. Additional cost for other activities.

(715)675-6748 www.wilkefarm.com

Helene’s Hilltop Orchard

apple-treesLocated in Merrill, Helene’s is the place to go for apples and pumpkins. It’s where we took our kids to pick out pumpkins when they were small. This that time they’ve added a corn maze, hay rides, petting zoo, play area and more. Don’t forget to stop by the barn and pick up an apple pie or fresh squeezed cider.

Helene’s is open 10am – 6pm daily through October 31st.

Cost on the weekends: $5 wristband per person, or $3 per event.

(715)536-1207 www.heleneshilltoporchard.com

The Trzediatowski Farm

Head on down to Plover and you’ll find a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay rides, scavanger hunt, petting zoo and more. Over 15 acres of corn maze and fun!

In October they’re open Satuday and Sunday 10am – 5pm through October 26, with a nightime maze on October 5th, 12th, 19th from 7pm – 10pm. October 25-26 features a haunted maze from 7pm – 10pm.

Located in Plover on County Hwy BB between Hwy 54 (Plover) and County Hwy W (Amherst)

Cost is $4 ages 6 to adult, free for ages 5 and under. Group rates are available.

(715)347-5442 www.trebcornmaze.com