Address

73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY.11004

Phone Number

(718) 347 - 3276

Date Visited

9-19-21

Website

Link to Website

Queens County Farm Corn Maze

Description


The Queens County Farm Corn Maze is located at 73-50 Little Neck Boulevard, Floral Park, NY. Parking needs to be found on the street.





The entrance to the farm is paved until after the main buildings. From there, most of the paths are dirt and gravel.





There are two porta-sans near the first building and several others throughout the farm.





There are multi-stall restrooms in a free-standing building that require walking up three steps to enter. Inside is an accessible stall.








Checklist

    Attraction Type:  park
    Number of handicapped spaces:  *
    Location of handicapped spaces:  *
    Surface of lot:  na
    Distance to venue:  depends on where you find parking
    Transportation to venue offered:  na
    Terrain:  uneven
    Places to rest:  few benches
    Paths and walkways:  paved near entrance, then dirt and gravel
    Location of handicapped entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  na
    Number of floors:  na
    Elevators:  na
    Ramps:  na
    Steps and staircases:  three steps to indoor restrooms
    Width of aisles:  na
    Places to sit:  a few benches
    Location of restrooms:  indoor restrooms in building near main entrance, ports-sans outside the building
    Type of restroom:  indoor - multi-stall with accessible stall and sinks
    Ease of entry and exit:  na
    Baby changing station:  no
    Available food services:  limited
    Friendliness of staff:  very pleasant and helpful
    Notes:  * there is no dedicated parking lot, parking must be found on the street

Read More

I had never been to a corm maze. Amongst the many other things we have not done, even though we have lived on Long Island for more than 45 years, this was one of them. So, when I read about the Andy Warhol “Dog” Corn Maze at the farm, I had to go!  I really didn’t know what to expect. I read a bit about it online, but the actual experience was much more than what I had imagined. Tickets were purchased online. They are not time, good for anytime during the specified day and for one time through the maze.  


Following our usual Sunday adventure routine, we went early. We arrived around 9:45 am. The Farm opens at 10:00 and the Corn Maze at 11:00. Parking was readily available on the street. There still seemed to be parking spots closely when we left at 12:30, so perhaps people come and go throughout the day.  A small line formed before the farm opened their doors. Admission to the farm is free. The only cost we had was for the maze. We understand that there is a cost for hayrides . The wide entryway is paved past the buildings, then dirt and gravel take over. We checked out the farm store, and the other buildings that are close to the entrance of this 42 acre working farm. It is the oldest continually working farm in NYC. We obtained a map from the shop and made our way around, stopping to visit the goats, pigs, sheep, chickens are various other animals living here. As we walked we were treated to the wide variety of veggies being grown, beets, radishes, cabbage, kale, and beans, to name just a few. Volunteers were happily tending to the gardens. If you want to have a taste, their farm stand is open several days a week. 


 We then found our way to the Corn Maze. After checking us in we were directed down the path the one of the curators, who gave us a long flag pole with a flag at the end, so that we could be found once we entered. Another young man gave us a bit of history about the adventure we were about to embark on.  We received a booklet with a game board inside. By finding the nine mailboxes in the maze you can recreate our own version of “Cow.” Each mailbox contains a piece of the puzzle, along with tape to secure it. When you have all of these you will have your own picture of the maze with the cow’s head hidden within the three acres of corn. Let’s just say that if I didn’t have my “better half” with his good sense of direction, I might still be there. It was definitely challenging and certainly entertaining. Music accompanied all of us trying to find our way, and cheering erupted as participants reached the Victory Bridge, signaling completion of the maze. It took us 70 minutes to reach the bridge. We  heard that one team of teens took only 15 minutes. We don’t know how they managed that. We met several families who split up into teams for a friendly competition. 


If you can manage the terrain – the paths are uneven and strewn with pieces of cornstalks – we definitely recommend this as something fun for the whole family!


We forgot to mention that restrooms are located near the entrance. Multi-stall restrooms are in a building with three steps up. Interesting that there is a large, accessible inside. There are also two, ground-level porta-sans near the entrance and several others throughout the farm.


As always, we at Destination:Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.queensfarm.org">www.queensfarm.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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