Finding our way through a corn maze. (c) J.S. Reinitz

Finding our way through a corn maze. (c) J.S. Reinitz

As I sit preparing to write this, I am unsuccessful in fighting the urge to see the corn maze as a metaphor for life in the Midwest. Everywhere you look, everywhere you go, there it is: Corn. Unending fields of corn on a flat landscape. Try as you might, there is no escape. Give in to the corn.

There. I got it out of my system.

There is no escape from the corn, Time to embrace the corn and have some fun.

In the Midwest, you don’t have to go far to find a farmer who set aside an acre of so to carve a labyrinth through the stalks and charge a few bucks a head to explore in the name of agritourism. Throw in some refreshments and a produce stand, and they have a healthy side business (for the record, soybean mazes, not a good investment).

Below are a few links to help locate corn mazes. Although they are searchable by state, listings they contain don’t appear to be complete. And some of the information may be dated, so be sure to call before you travel.

Corn Mazes America