Mazes baffle minds, bewilder compasses, and provide necessary sanctuaries for runaway minotaurs. Seek misunderstood monsters with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two corn-maze admissions and two servings of homemade ice cream at McMaze in St. Andrews (a $23 value).
McMaze amalgamates family-friendly summer activities and sights on the country setting of a working farm. Stalk the stalks of a 4-acre corn maze, in which explorers can send text messages to obtain navigational clues or motivational emoticons. Lights and fog infiltrate the Haze Maze, and 52 doors mystify wits and sheltered doorbells in the Door Maze. Kids can also mingle with farmyard beasts, cheer on their chosen creatures at pig and duck races, and chart a course among playground obstacles at Old McDonald's Play Barn. Fetch a picnic blanket, unload a packed lunch, and cool off with two servings of all-natural homemade ice cream. A selection of fresh produce (not included with the price of this Groupon) allows visitors to bring a piece of the farm back home without having to install a backyard mule coop.
McMaze Corn Maze
McMaze Corn Maze was established more than a decade ago by Sandy McDonald, who designed the family’s first 3.5-acre corn maze when he was just 14 years old. Over the next 10 years, Sandy and his family watched their endeavour blossom into a year-round family-friendly business that hosts seasonal activities year-round. Fall is the family’s busiest season, when visitors flock to find spooks in their farm playground and wagon rides, and explore the pumpkin patch to search out a perfect specimen to be turned into a pie, jack-o’-lantern, or organic football helmet. The original hand-carved corn maze has since multiplied into five separate mazes, including a “haze maze,” which mystifies wanderers by sending them on a seemingly endless journey through fog and lights, and a door maze that presents 52 possible exits.
Winter snowfalls fail to stop the McDonalds’ love of celebrating, and so they invite families back to the 120-acre farm for old-fashioned sleigh rides through the woods, made all the more festive with hot chocolate and homemade cinnamon buns. Once the ground thaws in the spring, the farm comes alive again as guests descend upon the fields to help plant the first pumpkin seeds and welcome the arrival of baby farm animals as they parachute down from passing blimps. Homemade ice cream keeps things cool throughout the summer as pig and duck races entertain spectators of all ages, and parents stock up on corn on the cob and other farm-fresh produce.