Every year at the Montgomery Orchard, families trek into the countryside to take in the beauty and enjoy the abundance the fall season brings.
Part of that experience is the Be-A-Mazed Corn Maze which features a different, intricate pattern every year. And this year the 2017 Be-A-Mazed Corn Maze celebrates one of nature’s most amazing recovery stories — the repopulation of the American bald eagle.
Owner Scott Wardell explained why this design was chosen and what to expect at the maze.
“The purpose of the maze design is to teach people about this magnificent creature and provide a great outdoor experience,” he said. “Once again, the Minnesota Raptor Center will be bringing in amazing birds of prey and making a presentation.”
Two Minnesota Raptor Center will be making two presentations Saturday, Sept. 2; one at 11 a.m. and a second at 1:30 p.m. It is being offered free to customers.
The maze itself has pathways that meander through 6 acres of adventure. Along the way there are 10 trivia stops focused on facts about the bald eagle.
The maze opens Saturday, Aug. 26 and is divided into two sides. Tickets to explore the entire maze are available; however, parents of small children may choose to explore just one side to keep their visit under one hour.
In addition to the maze, apple picking season is in full swing at Montgomery Orchard with beacon, state fair, zestar, and sweet tango apples available.
“This year’s crop looks crazy good in both the size and quality,” Wardell added.
About Montgomery Orchard
Scott and Barb Wardell opened Montgomery Orchard 11 years ago, and the Be-A-Mazed Corn Maze is in its eighth season. This also includes a 1.5 mile hayride offered at 1 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday during the season. Space is limited on the hayride so it is recommended that visitors come early to get a seat.
Montgomery Orchard is at 15953 State Hwy. 99, Montgomery, halfway between St. Peter and Faribault. For more information, visit montgomeryorchard.com or call 952-221-1051.
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