Oxford Farm Creates 3-mile-long Maze In 9-acre Corn Field For Visitors

Oxford farm creates 3-mile-long maze in 9-acre corn field for visitors Local residents at the Peila Family Farm in 2018 attempt to get through the miles-long corn maze. (Evening Sun photo)

OXFORD – Continuing a poplar attraction, the Peila Family Farm will again turn their vast corn field into an elaborate maze for seasonal visitors.

The family said mazes were becoming more popular and starting a craze in New York State.

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The Peila family opened the maze, an intricate network of twists and turns carved into nine acres of corn, last Saturday. Though the correct pathway can be walked in only 20 minutes, most wandering maze-goers will require about one hour to travel through more than three miles of twists, turns and decision points.

The maze will give visitors the chance to get lost on Sept. 7 through Oct. 27. Hours of operation are weekends, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Field trip hours, during weekdays, are available by reservation. The location is 162 Kilroy Road, Oxford, just off County Road 27.

According to a representative of the family, they hope to challenge the wits of those seeking to find the one exit from their mind-boggling puzzle, a unique source of good farming fun for adults and children alike.

As a tribute to its location, and in celebration of the 80th anniversary, the maze is designed in the shape of the Wizard of Oz.

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