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 to Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa. The Farm is open every Saturday and Sunday and on other select dates. Choose between the following options:
- For $11, you get admission for two with access to the Amazing Maize Corn Maize (up to a $23 value).
- For $22, you get admission for four with access to the Amazing Maize Corn Maize (up to a $46 value).
Ellms Family Farm celebrates the season with a bevy of family-friendly outdoor playtivities. Admission lets visitors hitch a hayride, praise the great pumpkin at the pumpkin patch or trundle along on the MooMooChooChoo, a cow-wagon ride that glides through the barnyard. A distant relative of the jumping bean, the jumping pillow helps kids to expend excess energy, and the big box of kernels lets children play with toy tractors and dive through a heap of corn bits in search of buried treasure and golden popcorn. Playful patrons can also make like a No. 2 pencil by tracing their way through the Amazing Maize Corn Maze–which takes the average labyrinth-minded master or David Bowie lookalike 90-minutes to solve–while listening to festive background music.
Ellms Family Farm
There’s a fire in the field and only one way out. Unfortunately, that way is twisted and riddled with dead-ends. But at the end, past 5 acres of carved paths and corn-themed puzzles, past thousands of stalks of corn swaying in the wind, past delirious visions of poker-playing scarecrows, is an interactive corn maize. Ellms Family Farm’s interactive Amazing Maize maze, an obstacle that carries on pastoral autumn traditions with roughly 90 minutes of music and fun. Yet this maze is just one way that the Ellms family celebrates the changing season—it also serves up crispy apple-cider donuts, lobs wee ones into the air on the farm-favorite Jumping Pillow, and treats guests to a number of other themed activities it has developed over the years.
The farm’s history stretches back to 1984, when Chip and Sally Ellms planted their first batch of Christmas trees and began inviting visitors to stop by and admire the easy wind and downy flakes of winter. As the family grew, the farm kept pace, expanding to cover more than 200 acres and incorporate activities that help guests celebrate autumn as well. Throughout the harvest season, guests flock to the fields to play conductor or coal shoveler on the MooMooChooChoo train or pick out fresh pumpkins in the patch.
448 Charlton Rd.
Ballston Spa, New York 12020