Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon to Jones Orchard in Millington. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get two tickets to the corn maze (a $12 value), open on nights and weekends.
- For $10, you get two tickets to The Trail of Terror (a $20 value), open on Friday and Saturday nights and Halloween night in October.
A family farm known for its cornucopia of pristine peaches and other fruit crops, Jones Orchard steers autumnal guests through winding agricultural attractions. Groups can navigate the sinuous corn maze as they pursue a whodunit narrative, treading pathways that, when viewed from above, render a transportation-themed scene populated by Tennessee tractors, Mississippi River paddleboats, and Arkansas human cannonballs. Alternately, The Trail of Terror leads visitors down snaky routes plagued by frightening live actors replete with ghoulish garb. Feet can wander through a bewildering vortex tunnel and shuffle across a suspension bridge to elude the trail's ghastly denizens or flash requests for help with precision taps of light-up sneakers.
During spring at Jones Orchard, families gather to bound through the territory’s rows of fruit, peeling back leaves to get at the ripest morsels hidden deep within the thicket. Since growing their first peaches more than seven decades ago, the Jones family continues to ripen juicy varieties of peaches, strawberries, and other fruit on their 600-acre farm, eschewing long-distance produce shipping for local distribution, mostly available at farmer’s markets and during the orchard’s pick-your-own fruit season. Inviting families to pick fruit together is one of many ways the Jones family lures visitors to their orchard seasonally—come autumn, the farmers transform the fields into a vast corn maze. Visitors not content to wander the idyllic grounds can enjoy the orchard’s bounty at the Country Café, where matriarch Juanita Jones flavors her fresh pies and preserves with fresh-plucked fruits.
6880 Singleton Pkwy.
Millington, Tennessee 38053