East Longmeadow’s Apple Place features Jurassic themed corn maze

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East Longmeadow’s Apple Place Saturday day opened their interactive corn maze, featuring “A Dinosaur Adventure.”

They turned their 16-acre farm into a Jurassic themed corn maze,  calling on all ages to take a trip back in time.

“We’ve put a lot of effort into being as interactive as we can, getting a three-year-old, or a five-year-old, or a seven-year-old interested and stay interested that’s the key,” said Apple Place co-owner Neal Normandin. 

Before entering the corn maze, each person receives a passport to stamp key locations hidden in the maze — including a 15-foot T-rex, a volcano, a wishing waterfall, a bone yard, and the famous Hay-bale-a-saurus.

“When my kids were going through corn mazes when they were little, I have a daughter with special needs, it would be kind of after a half hour ‘yeah, we’re sick of this.’ So this kind of takes away that part of it,” co-owner Cindy Normandin told 22News, “And makes them really into it trying to find the volcano, trying to find the T-rex, you know.”

Cindy, who grew up on the farm, said she invented her own magical adventures when she played in the corn field.

Today, she enjoys adding fun elements to the corn maze that children will remember for years to come.

The Corn maze is open Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Halloween.

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