Blast Corn Maze, located at 6175 Daly Rd. (off of Zeeb Rd.), in Dexter, is an exciting, Fall adventure for the entire family! You could spend a whole morning (or afternoon), finding your way out of the corn maze, enjoying a tractor ride past the pumpkin fields, climbing the hay bales, diving into an enormous corn pit, and much more festive, fall fun! The maze has 3 exits: short, medium, and full corn maze exits in order to accommodate many corn maze enthusiasts.
The hours are 5 to 10 on Fridays, 11 to 10 on Saturdays, and 11 to 8 on Sundays. However, you can also call to request a week day time, for larger groups. The owner is very friendly and if he is already open, for a larger group’s appointment, he allows additional groups to come as well!
On a recent Saturday morning, my husband and I took our 4-year-old boys to Blast Corn Maze. We met our close friends and their three little ones as well. Before attempting the corn maze, we treated the kids to donuts (a large variety) and cider. Children, 4 and under, are free. We paid $10, per an adult, and the cost included both the corn maze and the tractor ride. The admission into the Corn Maze is only $8 (ages 5 -12 is $5). My friend opted to purchase the maze map, for a dollar, too. I’m glad that she did, because we used it, about a quarter of the way into the maze. If you DO NOT break the seal on the map’s envelope, you get your dollar back. 🙂
I was pleasantly surprised that all the kids managed to walk the corn maze. We weaved through the maze for about 45 minutes. The little ones enjoyed finding the way out of dead ends, spotting number markers (1 through 8), and finding a stray piece of corn on the ground. It was quite muddy (has rained quite a bit recently!), so I suggest wearing older shoes. We used some large trees, in the horizon, to also aid in orienting ourselves, thru the maze.
Upon exiting the maze, we spent another 20 minutes, visiting the animals (pigs, bunnies, calves, lambs…so cute!), playing ducky races (my 4 year-old LOVED this activity!), and riding the pedal cars. The tractor pulled back up, and we decided to take a rest and enjoy the ride, sitting on the hay bales, on the flat bed truck.
The tractor runs every 40 minutes and is about a 25 minute ride. Along the way, you pass large pumpkin fields, rows of what appears to be future Christmas trees, Halloween decorations (think silly tombstones) and a beautiful view of the Fall trees, surrounding the property. It’s a fairly smooth ride and definitely enjoyable.
Finally, we ended our fun-filled morning at the enormous corn pit, monster stacks of hay and tunnel slides. The corn pit and hay mounds are under an overhang, which keeps them surprisingly clean. The dads had even more fun with the corn cannons. For $1, you have three attempts to take aim at several targets. There is also an adorable cow train, which is also $1 per a child. The cow train is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Another highlight of Blast is the U-pick Pumpkin patch. You’re invited to come pick a pumpkin in the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, which is available during normal business hours.
A couple of important items to note: Blast ONLY accepts cash or check. There is an ATM machine on site. Also, there are several port-a-potties, behind the main building (next to the pedal car track). You may want to make sure that you and your kiddos use the bathroom, before arriving at Blast.
The maze closes its doors, for the season, after November 4th. This coming weekend looks like great weather for a trip to the maze!