Liberty Mills Farm Continues Massive Corn Maze Tradition
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A farm in Orange County is going above and beyond when it comes to it's 33-acre corn maze with ten miles of trail - the largest of its kind in Virginia. Liberty Mills Farm started doing mazes ten years ago and things have been growing ever since.
Every spring, the owners pick a theme for the maze before planting the corn to shape a new puzzle for visitors. This year's theme is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
The maze is broken up into four separate trails based on a visitor's physical ability. The owners say the largest mazes take about two hours to go through for experienced folk. Staff says one of the toughest parts of this year's maze are the stripes of the American flag.
"Part of the challenge and fun is getting lost," said Liberty Mills Farm co-owner Kent Woods. "There's some features in it that are a little more challenging than others....I have gotten misdirected in it...not lost, but misdirected."
The maze is made by hand starting in the spring by planting the corn and cutting out specific paths. It also includes some emergency exists, but staff say the key to completing the maze is keeping your composure and not being afraid to ask for help.