Crab cakes and football; many people say that is what Maryland does best. However, there is so much more to Maryland than crab cakes and football. There are many things that make the state so amazing. Two items that are regularly overlooked are corn and pumpkins. The best sweet corn on the cob in the world is grown all over the state, as are the plumpest and fruitful pumpkins that you will find. The Maryland Corn Maze, in Gambrills, Maryland, has one of the largest corn mazes in the country, as well as a patch filled with freshly grown pumpkins. The best thing is that it is right down the road from The Crab Shack in Crofton.
A Fall Festival Family tradition, the Maryland Corn Maze boasts 8 acres of corn grown over five feet high, designed into a maze that includes two separate paths: one for the “general public,” the other for the more adventurous crowd. Navigated on foot, the maze has multiple directives hidden throughout to help you find your way to the end. They also provide flags that can be carried through the maze ensuring that no child will be left behind accidentally.
The Maryland Corn Maze is a fun way to make some new memories before dinner at The Crab Shack. Open on the weekends, they offer enough activities to keep both children and adults occupied for hours. In addition to the corn maze, Pumpkin Land offers great photo opportunities with kids, but you can also pick out your own pumpkins to take home and carve or cut up for pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.
A full country day of fun includes a petting zoo and hayrides. Nothing says Fall in Maryland like riding around on a tractor bed full of hay as you cruise through the massive property. Jump pads large enough for the biggest kids will help your children fly to new heights. After petting the animals in the zoo, head over to the rodeo area and practice your roping skills!
While all of the exciting activities are an essential part of a Maryland weekend, let’s not forget about where we started…crab cakes and football. The Crab Shack in Crofton is minutes away from the corn maze and offers the best crab cakes in all 50 states. The Crab Shack in Crofton and Edgewater offers a wide variety of seafood and sandwiches, as well as Cajun Boil Pots that you can build from scratch. Enjoy the corn and pumpkins, and visit www.thecrabshackmd.com for more information about the crab cakes!