A corn maze here, a pumpkin patch there + color everywhere

As we’ve just passed the autumnal equinox, it was good time for a trip to New England to enjoy the fall color. It’s still a bit early, but the colors are shaping up to be spectacular at their peak. A much better year for color than the last two or three.

But fall color is not only about the leaves. Two side trips revealed unexpected palettes.

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Dali-cious

fall getaways, new england weekends, leaf peepers, fun and games, corn mazes, Mike’s Maze, fall colorsI was lucky enough to squeeze in a trip to Mike’s Maze in Sunderland, MA. This year’s maze, themed The Dali-Rama, spotlights surrealist painter Salvador Dali. As an homage, it is an exploration of illusion. And Dali’s iconic face is rendered as a halftone pattern in 8 acres of corn.

It was a fun maze to navigate – and a challenging 19 puzzles to solve too! While we didn’t rise to all 19 challenges, we scored 16/19 and walked away with mini-pumpkins as prizes.

My last maze visit was 2008’s the Odyssey. Check out the complete gallery of Mike’s Mazes past here.

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fall getaways, new england weekends, leaf peepers, fun and games, corn mazes, Mike’s Maze, fall colors

Pumpkins on Parade

From Mike’s Maze, it was onto a pumpkin patch to snatch up a few for Halloween and beyond. The colors and shapes of the pumpkins and gourds were outstanding.

It was a terrific fall weekend. And I get to enjoy the foliage again as it moves south.

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fall getaways, new england weekends, leaf peepers, fun and games, corn mazes, Mike’s Maze, fall colors

fall getaways, new england weekends, leaf peepers, fun and games, corn mazes, Mike’s Maze, fall colors

Photos: © 2013 Janet Giampietro

 

3 Responses to “A corn maze here, a pumpkin patch there + color everywhere”

  1. Tom Carson Says:

    Beautiful images. You have a good eye.

    Our state is a beauty. Thanks for the MA promotion.

    Best,
    Tom

  2. Janet Giampietro Says:

    Thanks for your kind words, and you’re welcome.

    Have a good fall.
    janetg

  3. lg Says:

    Just beautiful! And the maze is fascinating. Perhaps the great state of MA could use you on its staff to market and promote its many amazing attractions. . . .

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