Rock City’s classic Enchanted Maze delivers another great year
A tip for your fall fun outings this season: the buddy system works best when at least one of you has some basic navigational skills. In fact, it doesn’t work much at all if both of you are bad enough you’ve gotten lost while following directions from a GPS before. This can be a small problem in the middle of Rock City’s enormous Enchanted Maize, where navigation is slightly important.
This season’s maze is another year of a classic Chattanooga attraction. The design encourages you to “Get Lost!”, which for some people is even easier done than said. The neat stalks of corn stretch as far as the eye can see from on the ground, betraying no hint of which direction will lead lost travelers to salvation (and the petting zoo).
Eating before you go in will leave your senses dulled and sluggish, hindering your ability to escape. But have hope—most people aren’t quite as clueless as I am, so you should get through just fine. Probably.
Back at the main area of Blowing Springs Farm, there are pigs to pet, funnel cakes to feed on, and pumpkins available for purchase. A hay ride will take you on a leisurely trip around the farm in case you want to rest your feet after traversing the maze.
It’s the quintessential fall festival experience, and one you won’t want to miss, even if you’ve visited before. You can also get your face painted with “Fairyland Forest Makeovers” and leave even prettier (or scarier) than you arrived.
Rock City’s Enchanted Maze, located at 271 Chattanooga Valley Rd., is open at 9 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, noon Sundays, and always closes at 6:30 p.m. The maze is open until Nov. 1.
For more information, call (706) 820-2531 or visit enchantedmaze.com