We’re all looking for ways to hang onto our traditions during the most untraditional of years. Among your best options could be to throw yourself into one of the area’s corn mazes. Plenty of fresh air and built-in social distancing make for a 2020-style excursion. Here’s a sampling of some of the region’s most popular mazes.
Beans and Greens
245 Intervale Road, Gilford
A challenging multi-acre maze runs until Halloween, weather permitting. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. plus night mazes on Friday and Saturday nights.
Day rates are $7; $5 children 9 and younger; night rates are $10 adults, $8 children 9 or younger. (Children must be accompanied by an 18-or-older adult for the night mazes.)Beech Hill Farm
107 Beech Hill Road, Hopkinton
223-0828, beechhillfarm.com/ corn-mazes
Two mazes cover eight acres and feature puzzles and clues for Animal Olympics and Ocean Action. While there, you can also visit with the farm animals, like alpacas, donkeys, chickens, peacocks, a miniature pony, goats and others. Open daily 2 to 8 p.m.
Cost is $6 per person to do both mazes; children 3 and under are free.Moulton Farm
18 Quarry Road, Meredith
There will be no corn maze in 2020 due to increased demand for locally-grown food, but the farm will offer a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and other fun fall activities at the farm.