A Visit To The Lyman Orchards Corn Maze With My Granddaughter

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A Visit To The Lyman Orchards Corn Maze With My Granddaughter


I've never seen a corn maze and after hearing about a friend's visit with her daughter to one in South Texas I knew I had to find one in my local area to go and visit.  Who better to ask than my granddaughter who had gone to one last year.

Luckily it was a beautiful sunny day last Saturday and my granddaughter was spending the weekend so it was the just the perfect opportunity for us to take a drive to Lyman Orchards for my first adventure into a corn maze.

Lyman Orchards Corn Maze



My first thought when we arrived was I couldn't believe how many people were there and how big a corn maze actually is.  The one at Lyman Orchards is four acres in size.   This year's corn maze honoring the American flag and the American eagle was designed by Brett Herbst a world renowned designer who is currently the world record holder for creating the most mazes. 



Lyman Orchards Maze



After paying for our tickets it was off to the check-in table to pick out one of the many sheets they had for our journey into the maze based on a variety of different subjects.  Each one had a list of 10 questions with three answers to choose from. I thought how hard could this be.... just choose the right answer....then turn right or turn left and we'll be through this maze in no time.   My granddaughter picked out what we thought we be an easy one for both of us TV/Music and off we went to entrance.


Once we entered the maze huge corn stalks surrounded us.   I realized this was not going to be as easy as it looked and wondered what did I get myself into.  Brooke on the other hand was loving every second of it.  With our sheet of questions in hand we managed to get through to the half way point in a reasonable amount of time but when we went over and under the same bridge four times it wasn't hard to figure out we were going around inc circles.  I was beginning to have second thoughts if we would ever find our way out of this maze!

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If you've never been through a maze before weaving around the winding paths only to reach a dead end makes you wish you had a GPS in hand to help navigate you through what seems like miles of never ending rows of corn stalks.  Once we reached the ninth marker you could feel the adrenaline rush in our excited anticipation of finally making it through to the end!!

Lyman Orchards Corn MazeLyman Orchards Corn Maze

Once our feat was accomplished it was time to celebrate in the Lyman Orchards store which was jam packed with people indoors and out.  The inside of the store was filled with an array of fresh apples, vegetables, pies, cookies and delicious apple cider,.  Outside stood a line of people waiting to purchase hot apple crisp with whipped cream while others were picking out pumpkins or a colorful basket of beautiful flowers.

Lyman Orchards Apple CrispLyman Orchards Pumpkin Patch

There was also a pond where children and their families could feed the ducks and geese.  It was the perfect autumn setting surrounded by the colorful beauty of the fall foliage.

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Lyman Orchards is located in Middlefiled CT at the junctions of Routes 147 & 157 and easily accessible from all areas of the state.  It is also home to the Lyman Orchards Golf Club featuring two championship golf courses both ranked among Connecticut's Top Ten Public Golf Courses "The Jones Course" designed by Robert Trent Jones and "The Player Course" designed by Gary Player.

There ae special events held year round at Lyman Orchards that include demonstrations, competitions, festivals, pick your own, and activities for the entire family.  Visit the Lyman Orchards website for more information on their spring, summer, fall and winter schedule.

And if the experience of finding your way through a corn maze isn't enough for you just imagine wandering along three acres of sunflowers when the Lyman Orchard Sunflower Maze opens up next summer.  Having reached the pinnacle of success and so much fun in my first corn maze you can bet I'm looking foward to the challenge of venturing into that sunflower maze next year.


Donna Bigda REALTOR®
RE/MAX Alliance

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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

That is so cool we have one here but didn't get a chance to go, will put it on things to do next year thought

Oct 30, 2011 06:49 AM #1
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Donna love the pictures.  Looks like you two had a blast!

Oct 30, 2011 06:49 AM #2
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Donna, beautiful photos, and a great story! I didn't make it in time to any of the corn maze's, now it is too late. All the corn is down....

Stay warm!!!! I'm at  my daughters because we have no power today.

Oct 30, 2011 06:49 AM #3
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

Hi Donna! Looks like you had a great time with your granddaughter! Thanks for sharing!

Oct 30, 2011 06:54 AM #4
Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Charles -  I don't know when I've had more fun and can't wait for next year.

Debbie - We had a great time!  I don't know who was more excited me or Brooke.

Andea - Thanks!  I wasn't going to let that corn maze get the best of me!   Can you believe this weather?  So sorry you're without power and hope you get it back soon. 

Maggie - It was wonderful.  We got to spend a whole afternoon together and nothing could beat that!

Oct 30, 2011 09:42 AM #5
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Donna - Wow, it looks like you had an AWESOME day!  I can't remember the last time I went through a corn maze.

Oct 30, 2011 01:21 PM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Donna, Lyman Orchards is a great place, and it is only 15 minutes from me.  Everything is good about Lyman Orchards including the corn maze, but my favorite part is the store and all the goodies inside :)

Oct 30, 2011 01:51 PM #7
Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Michelle - Hard to believe I had two boys and never visited a corn maze.  Thank goodness for grandchildren!!

George - I have heard so many friends of mine talk about Lyman Orchards but never had a chance to get there.  It's on the top of my list now that I've been inside and seen all the wonderful goodies they indeed have!

Oct 30, 2011 02:01 PM #8
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Hi Donna. Wow, its a really huge corn maze. Great photos and thanks for sharing.

Oct 31, 2011 08:46 AM #9
Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Donna -- What an adventure you had with your beautiful granddaughter!  I cannot believe how artistic those corn mazes are ... and intricate!  Glad you found your way out or you'd have to blog from there!  What a difference a week makes ... on Saturday to the next.  At least the shoreline wasn't hit like it was with Irene.  CT is really a mess.

Oct 31, 2011 12:57 PM #10
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

Donna, sounds like a wonderful day with your family. I hope your Thanksgiving Day is filled with blessings and happiness.

Nov 24, 2011 07:17 AM #11
Sidney Kutchuk
Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745 - Temecula, CA
Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745

Donna,This looks like a fun field adventure.I'm sure all the kids had fun,even the kids at heart.Great post thanks for sharing your blog.Best of luck in being the best New Haven Short Sale Agent.


Apr 06, 2012 03:36 AM #12
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Hi Donna,Very kind of you to share your community event.Looks like fun! Thank you for this and keep it up the best New Haven Short Sale Agent. 

Apr 17, 2012 11:32 PM #13
Jayne Clement
Keller Williams Realty - Los Feliz, CA
Los Angeles Short Sale Agents

Hi Donna,Looks like an exciting event on your community.Thanks for sharing it with us definitely something to treasure.Hope you guys had fun.Keep being the number one new haven short sale agent. 


Apr 22, 2012 06:08 PM #14
Debbie Harr
Homes that Click Realtors - Columbus, OH
Realtor Homes That Click, Worthington Ohio Homes

Hello Donna, this is a fabulous event on your community. I know you guys had a great time. Good luck!

Oct 31, 2012 11:53 AM #15
Bas Panch
SCV Home Buyer - Valencia, CA

Great place to have good bonding with your granddaughter. Nice picture!

Oct 31, 2012 11:55 AM #16
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