A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going "outside" offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in corn fields. Leave the indoors with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a wagon ride and four tickets to the corn maze at Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market (up to a $24 value). This Groupon is valid on Saturdays and Sundays between September 10 and October 31.
Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market sells cider and caramel apples, offers pick-it-yourself apples and pumpkins, and features a corn maze and wagon rides to accompany foliage-heavy fall festivities. With this deal, you and three inner-compassed labyrinth pilgrims travel through the 5-acre maize maze, a journey that’s punctuated by trivia-question checkpoints that test knowledge of sports, pop culture, history, and the complex zoning laws of the farms’ subterranean mole-people population. Correct answers are rewarded with a push toward the maze’s exit, and misfires may result in further confusion. Recreational quartets can also enjoy a scenic wagon ride that lacks the distractions of modern tractors' gossipy, prerecorded navigation systems. The bakery showcases a wide array of donuts, pies, and other treats such as cookies, turnovers, and cinnamon rolls to fuel personal picking sprees of pumpkins and apples.
Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market
When Ed Dunneback founded his business in 1925, he didn’t have to rely on anything fancy to attract attention—just freshly harvested apples and other fruit. Today, third and fourth generations of Dunneback women carry on Ed's tradition at the same location. Not much has changed on the farm since the '20s; the property still produces the same fresh fruits it did some 80 years ago, plus strawberries, cherries, pumpkins, and hops. Located inside a nearly century-old barn, the farm's bustling market slings seasonal produce, as does the bakery, where housemade donuts and pies bake to golden-brown fruition within ovens. Visitors can work up an appetite picking their own apples or while navigating through the Fruit is an Intergalactic corn maze, complete with trivia questions about pop culture, agriculture, and history.
3025 6 Mile Rd.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49544