Want an unusual way to get more exercise, fresh air and some frugal side benefits, as well? Try one of the country’s many corn mazes, like this “Busy Bee” version at the Sharp Run Market in Millersburg, Ohio. (Go here for full info.)
Or the Fritzler Corn Maze, not far from Greeley, Colorado: (They’ve also got Scream Acres…and if your throat gets sore, a concession stand!)
Or the Crane Orchards in Fennville, Michigan.
Corn maze operators pride themselves on a new design every year, and they love trying to stump their visitors. (Though the befuddled and lost are often given helpful hints or maps to get them out and about.) Some open at night, which makes wandering through them even more interesting.
Use this handy-dandy national map, to find a corn maze near you. The nice thing about mazes: they’re combined with other activities, including hay rides, pick-your-own apple orchards (and the accompanying cider) or some kind of vegetables and fruit, especially apples, for sale, right from the farmer. Admission prices are modest… and you’ll most probably be able to pick up some fresh, reasonably-priced produce, as well.
Cindy Brick is a personal property appraiser, judge and national teacher who loves to write about frugality and other personal finance topics. She has written six books and hundreds of articles, but often focuses on quilting, her teaching specialty. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two golden labs and a flock of very suspicious chickens. Find out more at Brickworks, http://www.cindybrick.com, or visit her personal blog: http://www.cindybrick.blogspot.com