Corn mazes are important staples of any state's autumn season, and in Georgia, it's no different. Families will drive to the nearest farm and enjoy the cool, crisp evenings outside among the trees. Alongside getting lost in a maze of maize, children will enjoy hayrides and the various bounce-pillows throughout the properties.
Below are the seven Georgian corn mazes that are worth the visit. With these locations spread throughout the state, no one should be too far away to enjoy these trails.
Remember, with Halloween approaching this weekend, there is not much time left to enjoy these mazes.
7. Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze, Dawsonville
Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze resides just south of Dawsonville, home of NASCAR personality Bill Elliott. Dawsonville sits in the North Georgia mountains and is a short drive from Atlanta, Dalton and Rome.
This year, the farm decided to go the spooky route with its maze, using Medusa and Greek mythology as its theme. According to legend, Medusa had live snakes in her hair, and staring into her eyes would turn people into stone.
Alongside the maze, Uncle Shuck's also has bonfires, hayrides and a pumpkin patch. For Halloween, the corn maze will turn "haunted." To make the trail even more spooky, no flashlights are allowed during that time.
6. Washington Farms, Bogart
Just west of Athens in Oconee County, Washington Farms decided to dedicate this year's maze to the University of Georgia.
The farm is about 15 minutes from the University, while a second farm owned by the family is used for picking strawberries and pumpkins in Loganville.
When Washington Farms isn't running its corn maze, the family uses the land for pumpkins and sunflowers. After this weekend, the corn maze will be open on select nights in November.
5. Ottawa Farms, Bloomingdale
On the outskirts of Savannah is Ottawa Farms, that chose the theme of "Happy Trails" for this year's maze. In the middle of the maze, there's a bucking bronco and plenty of beautiful coastal scenery behind it.
When the farm isn't hosting a corn maze, it hosts an annual strawberry festival and holds rodeos. The owner of the farm is Pete Waller, president of the Georgia Strawberry Growers Association.
4. TroupCorn Maze, Dublin
Located on Interstate 16 between Macon and Savannah, Dublin is one of the larger cities you pass while driving the mostly rural stretch of highway.
This year, the maze went with peanut farming as a theme, featuring George Washington Carver and Mr. Peanut from the Planters company. For Halloween weekend the TroupCorn Maze will have a Halloween Egg Hunt, a play on the common Easter tradition.
The farm is also home to Mazey's Restaurant, home of a special food challenge. Those willing to take on the challenge must eat a 3-pound hamburger with all the fixins' and two pounds of fries within 40 minutes.
They then must undergo a 15 minute settle time, to make sure the food goes down without issue. A separate challenge requires eating 10 ghost pepper wings in 20 minutes.
3. A-Maze-N-Cane, Nashville
For everyone outside the Peach State reading this: yes, Georgia has a Nashville, as well. Although, instead of country stars and the Titans, this Nashville is reconized as the "City of Dogwoods," and the A-Maze-N-Cane.
For those worried about the end of the season, there is no need to fear about that here. A-Maze-N-Cane stays open all weekends in October and November.
2. Lane Southern Orchards, Ft. Valley
If you're in the Macon/Warner Robbins area, Lane Southern Orchards in Ft. Valley has your corn maze fix covered.
This year, the theme is the Buddy Walk, an annual event ran by the Down Syndrome Society.
Alongside running an annual corn maze, Lane Southern Orchards also acts as a bakery and farmer's market. The farm also produces peaches and pecans, which is fitting, as it is located in Peach County.
1. Southern Belle Farm, McDonugh
Last, but not least, is Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, about 20 minutes outside of Atlanta.
The theme this year was showing appreciation for the farm's patrons for the past 10 years.
If you decide to visit there after the corn maze season passes, they host a variety of seasonal events. For instance, visitors can pick berries and some even use the farm as a backdrop for weddings.