The maze, whose pathways form the image of a barn owl, was created to showcase the beneficial work that birds, bats, insects and other wildlife do at Howell Farm, as well as in our backyards, gardens and parks.
Open weekends through October 28, the maze challenges visitors to navigate the 2 ½ miles of pathways that take them through a field where owls and other creatures point the way out. Maze goers who find the puzzle pieces that form a map of the maze – and who solve its crossword puzzle and other challenges – are eligible for boasting rights and a listing on the maze’s giant scoreboard. Maze-goers seeking the maximum challenge can try solving the maze in the dark, when moon, stars and lamplight are needed to find the way out.
The maze is a fund raiser for the Farm and there is no admission fee for Howell Farm itself, located about a mile from the maze up Valley Road. Proceeds from the maze are used to support the restoration of barns and other historic buildings at Howell Farm. This year’s maze also benefits the Mercer County Wildlife Center and County nature programs. A combined visit to the maze and farm can make an enjoyable day. Check the calendar of Farm events by clicking on the calendar link on the navigation bar at the top of the page.
Special programs benefiting the Mercer County Wildlife Center and Mercer County Naturalist Program will be held at both the maze and historic farm on Saturday, October 13 from noon – 4 p.m. and will feature theme related presentations and activities. At the farm, visitors can pick, shell and grind corn for use as feed at the Wildlife Center. In the maze courtyard, there will be music, crafts and wildlife presentations.
Information & Reservations
Weekend: (609) 397-2555
Weekdays: (609) 737-3299