Agritourism is one of Michigan’s top economic drivers, and it’s easy to see why. The state is home to a wide variety of fun, family-friendly destinations, including some of the most elaborate corn mazes in the United States, drawing thousands of visitors each fall.
For example, Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery in Grand Rapids has a 6.5-acre corn maze that opens just after Labor Day and operates daily through the end of October. Each year’s corn maze features a different theme, with 2016’s maze designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Charlie Brown’s It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (TM).
Co-owner Ed Robinette says 2016’s maze attracted more than 10,000 people. “We have something for people of all ages at Robinette’s,” he says. “Families can enjoy participating in activities together, and we regularly see people coming and spending two or three hours here having a great time.”
Across the state in Casco, Corn Fun Family Farm features two challenging, professionally designed corn mazes that cover just over four miles combined. A small maze takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, while a large maze offers an hour-long adventure, and both are open to visitors of all ages on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from mid-September through October 30.
Additionally, Corn Fun Family Farm has a pumpkin patch, petting zoo with farm animals, hayrides, courtyard mazes and evening bonfires, and a concession stand with fresh cider, donuts and more.
In Belleville, just 30 miles outside of Detroit, DeBuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch is home to 13 acres of mazes that comprise three different routes. There’s a 3.5-mile maze that’s perfect for visitors seeking a challenge, as well as 1.5-mile and 0.4-mile options that are best suited for children and corn maze beginners.