It's time to head into the corn. With any luck, you'll find your way out.
You can test your skills at two corn mazes opening in the area this weekend.
Rock City's Enchanted Maize reopens for its 12th season at Blowing Springs Farm, 271 Chattanooga Valley Road in Flintstone, Ga. This year's design commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, with the 150th anniversary logo as the layout.
The maze will be open every Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 19-Oct. 27. Hours vary.
The Critter Corral, featuring Jerusalem donkeys, an alpaca, potbellied pig, rabbits, sheep, goats and a miniature horse and cow, will be open every Friday through Sunday.
Other activities include the new pumpkin patch maze, where kids can pick a pumpkin to take home, as well as hayrides, cow train, playground, Fairyland Forest Makeovers, bean bag toss, corn slingshot, pumpkin painting and inflatables (fees charged for some activities).
Admission is $7 for children 4-12, $9 for adults.
For more information, call 706-820-2531 or visit enchantedmaze.com.
THE RIVER MAZE
The River Maze at Birchland Ocoee Farms, 1371 Highway 64 in Ocoee, Tenn., starts its new fall season on Saturday, Sept. 21. Admission is $5 for all on opening day ($9 for ages 4 and older the rest of the season).
The theme is "The River of Life for All," celebrating plant and animal life.
Hours are 5-9:30 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays; other times by appointment.
Activities include a pumpkin patch, hayrides, cow train, corn cannons, water wars, Capture the Corn games, barnyard croquet, pumpkin basketball, several mini mazes (fees charged for some activities).
For more information, call 423-650-0710 or visit www.therivermaze.com.
Lisa Denton is deputy features editor and content editor of Current. She previously was a lifestyle, entertainment and region reporter/pod leader for The Chattanooga Times, which she joined in 1983. Lisa is from Sale Creek and holds an associate’s degree in journalism from Chattanooga State Community College. Contact Lisa at 423-757-6281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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