Your autumn order – a fresh corn maze with a side of ice cream does a nice job of listing corn mazes worth visiting across New Hampshire. Some of the best in the state, though, are within a short drive from Concord.

The most local is Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton. Now in its 22nd year of building corn mazes, the farm always delights with two challenging mazes, plenty of farm animals to gaze at and row after row of pumpkins to pick from.

Around Concord fans usually make this an annual stop, and some of us will tell you their ice cream is among the best around (The folks at Richardson Farm in Boscawen, Page 28, may have something to say about that!). If you’re stopping in for the first time, give yourself an afternoon to really soak in the small-farm vibe. And when you’re done, stop in for a cone. You can’t go wrong with the pumpkin ice cream.

A bit farther away, but still within an hour’s drive are the corn mazes at Beans and Greens in Gilford and Moulton Farm in Meredith.