Corn Maze Hike & Apple Festival

If you're up for the challenge this can be a 6 mile hike, less or more depending on you look at it. I'd say bringing a GPS might help out. This hike will be "unique" and relatively flat, but with plenty of twists and turns. There is a $9 charge to do the corn maze hike. If you go to their web site you can click to get a coupone for $1 off.


At the end of the hike there will be opportunities for some refreshing beverages and food.


Apple Fest 2012
October 13

  • 10a-6p Festival
  • 10a-6p Cider pressing demonstrations
  • 11a-4p Ms. Jaz-ee - Balloonologist
  • 11a-4p Cow Train rides
  • 12p-4p Folk/bluegrass music
  • 10a-5p Chain saw carving demonstrations

Festival includes seasonal activities: hayrides, face painting, playground, petting farm, Straw Mountain, Retread Hill, & concessions.


Will you accept the challenge of the maze?

This huge 15 acre corn maze is calling your name! The maze is divided into 3 phases. The first phase is for beginners, and those who consider themselves to be directionally challenged! You can exit there, or go on to the 2nd, more difficult phase. If you are up to the challenge, continue through the 3rd, and most difficult phase. There are over 6 miles of twists and turns! Try it by the light of day, or try your luck by the light of the moon. It's a great time for people of all ages!


Afton Apple Orchards, have been carefully selecting trees for years to give you the tastiest, crispiest, juiciest apples - and the shortest trees! Short trees means no ladders, so even the smallest child can pluck an apple right off the branch.

The orchard is mainly "Pick Your Own" but does sell freshly picked apples by the peck, 1/2 bushel, and bushel, along with apple cider, honey, jam, maple syrup and other Minnesota grown products.

Enjoy apple donuts, apple fritters, caramel apples, caramel apple sundaes, hotdogs, chips, soda pop, coffee, hot chocolate and - of course - delicious fresh apple cider all from the orchard's concession stand.


"I plan on picking some apples and by checking their web site it looks like apple picking is easy and there are plenty of varieties to choose from.On the Mt Frontenac hike I was saying to the group that I would like to combine a hike with an apple festival. While I thought it might be more down in the Lake Pepin area, this one will do nicely for me...and hopefully others will agree. - Sue"

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  • mark

    Have always wanted to do a corn maze, and was quite fun figuring it out and meeting new people at the same time. Thanks Sue for organizing.

    October 23, 2012

  • Jeff R.

    It was good to be outside on a nice day with a bunch of friendly folks.

    October 22, 2012

  • Sue

    I had a really, really good time. I swear we got in a good 4-5 miles, especially with doing Phase 3.

    October 21, 2012

  • "G"

    Wtf, I'm here and nobody else?

    October 13, 2012

    • "G"

      Thanks :-)

      October 14, 2012

    • Karen

      It's a maybe for me.

      October 19, 2012

  • Marie

    I will not get there until about 1:15. I am a new member.

    October 14, 2012

  • Sue

    I hope no one else showed up to the event because they didn't get the cancelation notice. I moved it to the following weekend.

    October 13, 2012

  • linda

    It's the weather...

    October 13, 2012

  • Ashley H.

    I am interested in carpooling Jim, however I live in Hopkins and I don't own a car. I can bike somewhere to meet and carpool, or if anyone else lives near mpls/hopkins are let me know! I can definitely help chip in for gas! :)

    October 12, 2012

  • Louie

    So wish I could go. Birthday party for 5 family members all in Oct.

    October 8, 2012

  • Della

    I am going to the corn maze and I think my sister is also going. Live near Hamline and Larpenteur in Falcon Heights not far from Dale and 36. ... We could carpool....

    October 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    is there carpool available? I live off 36 and Dale in Roseville. Please feel free to call me! thank you!!![masked]

    October 4, 2012

  • Sue

    I just wanted to let everyone know that if they are doing the corn maze there is a $9 charge for that. If you go to their web site you can print out a coupon for a $1 off. If I see any other offers come through, such as from Groupon, I'll let everyone know.

    September 13, 2012

  • Sue

    I think this is going to be a blast and it's such a "twist" (Ha, Ha) for having a hike :-)

    September 9, 2012

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