HOW TO NAVIGATE A CORN MAZE
Maze-making is hard work. Getting around inside a maze and finding the path out takes its own effort.
• According to Don, it takes an average of 30 to 45 minutes to go through one of his mazes. He aims to keep them just simple enough so around 80 percent of visitors can complete them in that time. A large maze—20 acres, for example—could require two or more hours to solve.
• A good sense of direction can help you get through a complex maze more quickly. And for those who get lost easily, there’s usually a quick-exit feature cut into the larger mazes.
• Don says to forget about using the GPS on your phone. Although it can help to some degree with orientation, it can’t anticipate the turns and dead ends designed to block the path.
• One of the best ways to prepare is to visit the farm’s website and print a picture of the maze to use as a map.