Lorin Lindell | 09/27/2021 | Adventure - Outdoors, Attend, Attractions, Fall, Family Fun, Farms & Agriculture, Holiday, Insider Blogs, Seasonal Travel, Sightsee |   

A-maizing Fun: Whatcom County Corn Mazes

It’s fall and harvest season is upon us. Along with crunchy leaves underfoot and jugs of fresh-pressed apple cider, the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye and just perfect for getting lost in a corn maze. 

In Whatcom County we have two corn mazes to explore, hosted by the Lynden FFA and Bellewood Farms. 

The FFA corn maze is located directly south of Front Street in Lynden on Hannegan Road. You won’t miss this maze thanks to the big, green sign next to the road. 

After you’ve parked, head to the trailer to pay admission. Then get ready to get lost and get ready to get muddy! This is a cornfield in the State of Washington - if it rains, it gets muddy.  

How long will it take to get through the maze? Who knows! We went through twice – the first time we were done within half an hour and the second time took longer, and yes, the kids were leading the way.  

In between runs through the maze, the kids took a snack break, FFA offers popcorn and soda. Once they were fueled up, they we’re off again! 

This will be the 21st year of corn-maze creativity at FFA with each year being a different maze design! 2020 was a lion, and past years have included an owl, a windmill, a tractor and a wooden shoe. 

The FFA maze is a fundraiser for Lynden High School students who are members of the Future Farmers of America Club. After chatting with an FFA mom about the club I learned that the money raised from the corn maze helps send kids to state and national competitions. 

I also learned that the FFA kids aren’t just raising pigs and cows for the annual Northwest Washington Fair, they learn about parliamentary procedure, land use, water rights and other issues the AG industry faces. 

The folks at Bellewood Farms celebrate the harvest season September through October with u-pick apples and pumpkins, and a corn maze! 

Formally known as Harvest Happens, the corn maze is just one of the many fall activities available at Bellewood.  

Enjoy the free apple bin train ride through the orchard, fresh cider donuts, kettle corn, caramel apples, and farm-fresh apple pie!  

Travel Tip: There are 7 dead ends in the maze. Can you find them all?  

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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