I love summer, I really do. I love the warm weather, the beach, the relaxed schedule – all of it. But do you know what I love more than summer? FALL. How can you beat pumpkin flavored everything, chunky sweaters, hayrides and corn mazes? And speaking of corn mazes, did you know that the very first corn maze is now open in Methuen?
Mann Orchard’s Riverside Farm is home to an 7-acre corn maze, which is the main attraction of their Riverside Farm location. Once this South Shore girl figured out where Methuen was, we headed up there for a day of fun this past weekend. You see, there is much, much more than just a corn maze at Mann Orchard’s Riverside Farm and you definitely need to plan to stay for a while once you’re there.
If you like a good challenge, then you definitely want to head to the corn maze at Mann Orchard’s Riverside Farm. It’s just challenging enough, but not so bad that you will be lost in there for days. It’s a great way to bond with the family and have a blast while you’re doing it.
Going for a hayride is such a fun fall tradition that the whole family can really enjoy. Enjoy the cooler air while you sit back on the tractor and see what life is like on the farm!
Mann Orchards Riverside Farm has a petting zoo for your family to visit! Kids can feed, pet and interact with the animals, which includes goats, sheep and llama!
But wait, there’s more!
As if an awesome corn maze, a hayride and a petting zoo weren’t enough, there are a bunch of other super fun activities at Mann’s Riverside Farm. There’s a super fun spider web climber, a sandbox, giant chess and checkers, pumpkin bowling, a bean bag toss, water pump races, a mini hay maze, a giant coloring mural – and more!
If you’re hungry you are in for a real treat. At Mann’s Riverside Farm you can get some delicious fall favorites like kettle corn, cider donuts, candy apples and so much more. Insider tip: they sell homemade apple crisp there and it’s phenomenal, so if you go there – try it. You won’t be sorry.
They also have two large food stands with hot dogs, sausage, hamburgers, steak and cheese, fried dough, french fries, fried Oreos, chicken tenders, corn dogs, mozzarella sticks, cotton candy, water, soda, hot cider, hot chocolate and S’mores. Yes, you read that right….they have fried Oreos. Yum!
I also wanted to mention that they have special Flash Light Nights at Mann’s. You can make your way through Mann’ Maze during the evening every Friday and Saturday starting September 22 from 6pm-10pm. It’s $14 per person and you need to bring your own flashlight (or you can buy one at the farm). It sounds like fun and I am going to try to get back for one of the flash light nights later this season.
See why I said that you should plan to spend the day there? There is so much to see and do at Mann’s Riverside Farm and you won’t want to miss any of it. Here’s everything you need to know before you visit:
Riverside Farm is open September 9 through October 31, open daily Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-6pm. Hayrides, the corn maze and other activities will be closed on Mondays. Admission to Riverside Farm is $10 for weekdays and $14 on weekends. Children under 2 are free. Admission gives you access to all activities at Riverside Farm.
Mann Orchard, Riverside Farm is located at 445 Merrimack Street, Methuen, MA