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Howell Farm’s Corn Maze Open Weekends through November 2
On a cold winter day in 1777, an American general lay wounded under a tree following a British charge. It was the Battle of Princeton, and 61 years later the State of New Jersey would name a new county -- and the tree upon its county seal -- after General Hugh Mercer. In the years that followed, The Mercer Oak stood as an emblem of our history and heritage -- a place where a farmer's field became a battlefield, and where another story began.
The tree is the inspiration behind Howell Farm's 2013 corn maze, which celebrates Mercer County's 175th anniversary by inviting visitors find their way out of a giant, walk-on game board loaded with mind-boggling fun. The maze opens this weekend with moonlight mazes on Friday and Saturday from 5 - 8 p.m., and daylight hours from noon - 5 Saturday and noon - 4 p.m. Sunday.
The maze, whose 2 ½ miles of pathways form the image of the famous oak, challenges visitors to find puzzle pieces that, when assembled on the maze game board, create a map of the field that shows the way out. More adventurous players are challenged to solve a history quiz, crossword puzzle and kid's challenge...the answers to which are found in the dead ends of the maze. Visitors who complete all four tasks receive bragging rights to the title of MazeMaster ... an honor bestowed on only a few of the maze's intrepid challengers.
The Howell Farm Corn Maze is open weekends through November 2. Admission is $8 for ages 13 and older; $6 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Hours of entry are 5-8 p.m. Fridays, noon-8 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-4 p.m. Sundays.
Weekday visits are available by reservation on October 11 and 18, for school and community groups. Private maze events and corporate team-building events are also available by reservation.