2002 Fall Season

Litchfield, CT -- Contact: Janet L. Serra For Immediate Release 860-567-4506 lhcvbnwct@aol.com Looking for something different to do this fall? Take a scenic drive to Lime Rock in Connecticut's leafy Litchfield Hills and lose yourself in the fun of one of the largest and most original mazes in the country, the amazing Corn Maze at White Hollow Farm. Besides finding the way out through the twists and turns of circles, triangles and wavy lines, visitors are challenged to find and identify all five crops that are included within the maze, and to collect the messages posted at the end of each dead end lane. It takes a delightful hour or so to wend your way to the end, though quick exits are marked for those who need to get to the perimeter in a hurry. The giant pattern covering 12 acres was designed, planted and harvested by Allen Cockerline of Falls Village. Drawing on his 25 years of experience as a farmer, Cockerline put in sunflowers, oats, soybeans, sorghum and canola along with over 25,000 corn plants that now stand 12 feet high. Unlike many commercial mazes designed by computer, Cockerline came up with his own patterns and created them with traditional farm tools from a six-row planter behind a huge tractor to the humble hoe. The farm also offers a prize crop of Halloween pumpkins, as well as late sweet corn, raspberries and unique ornamentals. Visitors needing stamina will find delicious cookies from Freund's Farm bakery as well as soft drinks, coffee, cider, and tea. Bathroom facilities are also available. Located at the intersection of Rte. 112 and Rte. 7 adjoining White Hollow Farm in Lime Rock, the maze is a two-hour drive from New York City, two and a half hours from Boston and one hour from Hartford. It is open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Monday holidays in September and October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $6.00 per person; children under 3 are free. For information, phone 860-435-0382 or check the web site www.maizeonia.com. For more autumn adventures and to receive a free copy of UNWIND, a 40-page color guide to lodging and dining and many other regional attractions, contact the Litchfield Hills Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 968, Litchfield, CT 06759, (860) 567-4506 or visit their web site at www.litchfieldhills.com.