Summer is soon coming to an end and with everything that has been going on, I think we have all learned that we need to make the most of our time. Explore new places, try new things. And here's something you'll want to add to your bucket list: Get lost in Huntersville’s giant 7-acre corn maze featuring over two miles of interconnecting paths. Rural Hill's Amazing Maize Maze is one of the largest corn mazes in the Southeast that has been a family tradition since 1998 and is a must-try activity this fall!
Starting September 17th, the maze will be open on weekends from 10am-5pm. Details on weekday mazes will be coming soon, but groups of 10 or more can always pre-book any day of the week by emailing Jessica. Escaping the maze is a feat in itself and is a great way to test your problem-solving and teamwork skills. The popular night mazes will also return this year, starting in October, providing even more of a challenge to those who are up for it!
When you arrive to Rural Hill you'll be aMAZEd to see the maze itself especially if you're a first timer! The maze is friendly for all ages, but please remember that it is spread out over 7 acres so be prepared and bring comfortable shoes, water, sunscreen, hats, etc. Strollers and wagons for younger guests are welcome.
Be sure to download the Rural Hill phone app (white flower on a blue background). This is where you will collect your map pieces, fill in your crossword puzzle and figure out the word scramble to complete the Ultimate Challenge - all while competing for your place on the leader board! The average time to complete the maze is about an hour and a half. The staff has conveniently placed water stations and bathrooms throughout the maze to ensure a carefree experience.
There may be parts of the maze that might let you see over it, but don't let that get your confidence up because even experienced maze goers are faced with a challenge! But if you feel at a complete lost, don’t fret! Though the maze is challenging, there will be several volunteers with nametags to assist you through the labyrinth. It is also mandatory that you carry a flag provided by staff into the maze to communicate with volunteers in case of an emergency.
If you'd like, feel free to bring a picnic lunch or dinner to enjoy before or after the maze! Rural Hill also has different concessions at the farm for your convenience. They encourage you to enjoy the picnic tables set out for you and make a date night or family day out of it. The maze is a rain or shine event and will only close for severe weather. Make sure to check their social media to get the most up-to-date hours and closure notifications.
Are you up for the challenge? Get your tickets online now! Daytime adult tickets are $13, children ages 5-12 are $9, and ages 4 and under are free. Tip: tickets are a few dollars more if you pay at the door rather than purchasing them ahead of time. And don’t forget to tag us in your Amazing Maize Maze adventure on Facebook or Instagram @VisitLakeNorman.