Who had the bright idea of a corn maze anyhow?
The history of mazes( aka labyrinths) goes back thousands of years, but ones made from corn-not so very long ago. At Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania,Don Frantz and Adrian Fisher designed and built the first corn maze in the US in 1993. Mr. Fisher of Dorset, England is considered the world’s top maze designer, with 6 Guinness World Records, and numerous other awards- so, no slouch to corn maze patterns.
Corn mazes are all the rage for fall. Get the family outside in the fresh air, good clean fun for all,yada,yada, yada.
Still, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it,right?
I’ve ‘enjoyed’ a corn maze trek with a twist-Zombies!
Davison’s Farm in Falmouth, NS host’s a Corn Maze every fall beginning in early September, and although I am not a fan of being in a situation when I don’t know where the exit is-I decided to try out.
View the video below to see if I did find the exit.
And then, you can check the accompanying list of corn mazes to try one for yourself near you! Always CALL before you go to ensure the property is open.
Central Nova Scotia Corn Mazes
Fresh Family Fun Corn Maze & Fear Farm
Admission to Corn Maze
Admission to Fear Farm
Find It: 660 Onslow Road, Truro, NS
Phone: (902) 895-6541
Annapolis Valley Corn Mazes
Noggins Corner Corn Maze
Noggins Corner Farm Market
Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday -Sunday, Holiday Mondays (September 4th and October 9th): 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Find It: 100089 Hwy #1
Evans Family Corn Maze
Open Daily 10-7pm
Haunted Mazes-Oct 22 & 29,6pm
Trick or Treat Maze Oct 30 5-7pm
Find it: 13808 Hwy 1, Wilmot,NS
Willowbank Farm Corn Maze
Find It: 110 Starr’s Point Loop
( Exit 11 off 101 hwy )
Port Williams, NS
Phone: (902) 542-9153
Davison’s Corn Maze
Open from noon -dusk Saturday & Sunday
Find It: 1119 Falmouth Dyke Road, Falmouth,NS
Cape Breton Corn Mazes
Hanks Farm Market Corn Maze
Hanks Farm Market
Find IT: 581 King Grove Rd
Stay tuned for more frightful activities I’ll blog about during the month of October.
Have your own gory favorites?? Comment with the informations below!
Those long, lazy days are summer are gone. Gone. All gone.
Although it’s not officially fall, the cooler days make me feel so much more energetic. Time for routine! Time to get back at it-whatever ‘it’ may be.
Autumn need not be all work and no play, however.How could it be? All those crisp, cool mornings, wooly sweaters, colorful pumpkins and the smell of wood smoke…sorta make a body want to cuddle up and eat pie, you know.
I don’t know about the pie,but I do know that when it’s fall in Nova Scotia,the time is ripe for a cozy romantic getaway. I’ve listed a few for you to think about below, and the ones that are *recommended properties are ones I have personally visited and truly enjoyed.
Have at ‘er. If you have favorites of your own,list them in the comments below-and if you do go to any this fall-write and send pictures!
There’s a new game in town.In Kentville, that is and it will be spreading soon to nearby areas.
That game is TrailQuest, a historic scavenger hunt created by young Daniel Duke of Port Williams. Duke recently spent time with his family living in the UK where such hunts are beloved by the masses.
I was given an opportunity to test drive Kentville’s version before it hit the market. Naturally, heat hater that I am, I choose the hottest, stickiest day of the summer and set out. From my rough calculations and the help of Map My Run, I figured it was over a 3 km walk to complete all the required walking for the scavenger hunt. So wear some good footwear.
Nope. I won’t give away any of the clues. But I will tell you that it is a great way to discover some historic facts about Kentville which I sure didn’t know. It’s a nice walk, and since it’s self guided, your pace is only dictated by the pace of your fellow hunters (it’s great for families, couples, whatever) and your own gait. (mine is slow) It took me about 2 hours to complete the route. But then again I needed to backtrack one section. (nope, not saying where)
New Ross is a small community nestled in the heart of southwestern Nova Scotia, between the Annapolis Valley and South Shore. If you live near here, perhaps you know it- walked a trail, attended one of their Christmas Fairs, or enjoyed a community supper. There’s a very good chance you’ve taken the kiddies to Ross Farm Museum or just stopped in yourself. Even if you’ve been to Ross Farm before, there’s always some event happening, be it a Pumpkin Planting or a Lunenburg County Pudding & Sausage Making Demo, so there is a good reason to drop by Ross Farm. As if you need one.
We didn’t need a reason when we stopped in there recently on our way to Oak Island.
60 Things To Do When it Rains in the Annapolis Valley
Windsor to Annapolis Royal
It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. Maybe that’s the only thing you think there is to do on a weekend in the Annapolis Valley when it’s raining. I know, I know. We’re hardy folk and think nothing of hiking, swimming and even golfing in the rain.
But there are other options. Like these
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Facility Tour call:903-798-5841 for info
West Hants Historical Society Closed Sunday & Monday
Indoor Pool-Super 8 Hotel (waterslide) when not busy-call 902-792-8887.
I am getting annoyed-I did some cursory research on pet friendly accommodations by checking a local tourism website. Now, I find, when I double check the location’s actual website, it’s hard to find any mention of pets. Grr. So, if I can’t find the information without a lot of digging or without directly contacting the owners, I just scratch them off the list.
Besides, if I don’t have the time or patience to click through 5 or 6 tabs to find (or not find) the information I need-then you don’t either.
Of course the ‘Under $100’ rate may be subject to availability, and time of year, and who knows what else, really.
Be sure to check sites such as Expedia and Trivago – you can often get a better rate.
Here’s what I found below:
Recently, I had opportunity to try out a restaurant new to me-the Noodle Guy in Port Williams .
The Noodle Guy is one of those little nook type eateries with the menu chalked up on a blackboard and cozy little alcoves for good conversation.
I was not surprised at that-it’s kind of a trend right. now.
What’s not a trend is the Noodle Guy himself. Ross Patterson’s (AKA Noodle Guy ) little labour of love received the Best Restaurant in Nova Scotia outside of the city by the Chronicle-Herald in January 2016.
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Free? Yes. Free, or almost. Vacations are expensive. Living is expensive. Hell, breathing in and out is even sometimes expensive-so we’ve decided to help you out by digging up 12 things to do in Halifax this summer that will cost you almost nada.
Halifax Walking Tours– Donation- Meet at the Citadel observation tower for this 1 and ½ hour guided walking tour-these tours depart at 10 am or 3pm. Tour ends along the waterfront. 5425 Sackville St, Halifax.
Shakespeare by the Sea- Donation -Point Pleasant Park. Shows usually begin at 1 and 7pm on the weekend, and 7 pm Tuesday to Friday, but there are selected ‘Picnic Sessions’ at the Cambridge Battery where you can bring your own food and hang out with resident Shakespearean Academic Dr. Yolana Wassersug. 5530 Point Pleasant Dr, Halifax.
Halifax Citadel-Entry into Nova Scotia’s National Parks and Historic sites is free for 2017 with a Discovery Pass. 5425 Sackville St, Halifax. Continue reading “Free or Almost -12 Things to Do in Halifax That Won’t Break the Bank”
When I was a wee slip of a girl of 16, my best friend and I used to pretend to be adults by walking up across the dyke from North Grand Pre and having toast at this little restaurant on the corner of highway one and Grand Pre Road.
During the decades, yes decades, that have passed since I last had toast at the Evangeline Inn Cafe, it’s popularity has boomed. It’s hard to even find a place to park. And while a good part of that infamy is the pie (proclaimed as one of Nova Scotia’s 10 Signature Dishes in May of 2015 by Bill Spurr of the Chronicle Herald),pie is not what we are after.
Nope.It’s breakfast. Still and always.Breakfast. Breakfast-And more than just toast.
Continue reading “Revisiting Evangeline Cafe”