Summer 2005

Litchfield, CT --
Contact: Janet L. Serra
Ph: 800-663-1273
Email: lhcvbnwct@aol.com
For Immediate Release

Country roads aglow with color in Connecticut 's Litchfield Hills lead to an autumn adventure guaranteed to add fun to the season: the chance to work your way through a giant maze of maize. Two mazes with twisting turning paths cut amid fields of corn await at Larson 's Farm in Brookfield and White Hollow Farm in Lime Rock. Both are guaranteed to delight all ages, with the chance for moonlight mazing adding to the challenge. The ingenious maze at Larson 's Farm Market is a giant puzzle with three miles of trails covering seven acres. This year 's theme will be baseball, with a diamond shape, bat, ball and glove cut into the pattern. Maze-goers will be managers with clues to help find their players in the maze. Yankee and Red Sox fans will find reminders of their favorite teams. Getting lost is part of the fun of a maze, but a sealed map can be opened guaranteeing you will find your way out when you are ready. Larson 's courtyard features children 's games, practice mini-mazes and food stands. The Farm Market also sells Larson 's famous sweet corn as well as fruits and vegetables of the season, jams, honey and relishes. Larson's is located at 401 Federal Road (Route 133) off Route 7 in Brookfield. The corn maze is open daily from September 1 through November 12, from 10am - 6pm. The maze will also be open in the evenings the pre-Halloween weekend of October 22 with flashlights lighting the way to an eerie adventure through the tall corn. Admission is $9.75, $7.50 for seniors and children under age 13. For information, phone 203-740-2790 or check the web site, (www.larsonsfarmmarket) Moonlight adventures were pioneered at the amazing Corn Maze at White Hollow Farm, where the pattern covers a full 11 acres, one of the largest mazes in the country. The giant pattern was designed, planted and harvested by Allen Cockerline of Falls Village, drawing on his 25 years of experience as a farmer. Unlike many commercial mazes designed by computer, Cockerline came up with his own patterns of circles, triangles and wavy lines and created them with traditional farm tools from a six row planter behind a huge tractor to the humble hoe. This whole thing started out as a visual puzzle for my own enjoyment and curiosity, he says. We have a great time creating this and have found the enjoyment others get from it very rewarding. Families in particular seem to have a great time doing this. 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 cookies from Freund 's Farm bakery and beverages available. White Hollow Farm is located at the intersection of Routes 112 and 7 in Lime Rock. The maize maze is open weekends and Monday holidays through November 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and selected weekends and Friday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. This year's special moonlight maze dates are Friday, August 19 at 7 p.m., September 16 at 7 p.m. and October 14 at 7 p.m. Admission is $8.00 per person. For information, phone 860-824-0497 or check the web site (www.cornmazect.com) Both maize adventures may be closed if the weather does not cooperate, and a call ahead is strongly advised before making a trip. For more autumn adventures and a free copy of UNWIND, a 112-page color guide to lodging, dining and all the attractions in the area contact Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 968, Litchfield CT 06759-0968, call 800-663-1273, or check the Internet atat www.litchfieldhills.com.