Treworgy Family Orchards
It has been a tradition in our family to visit Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, Maine every October. This is a family event that we look forward to every fall, and for a variety of reasons. From the unique corn maze designs and orchards, to the hayrides and pumpkin patch, there is a little of everything for people to enjoy. Personally? I truly enjoy the corn maze. This isn’t your typical randomly designed maze that you have to run around until you find the way out. Treworgy comes up with a new design every year.
Here’s a little review of their maze designs in the past five years:
2013: Richard the Lion
2014: The Lost Locomotive
2015: Edwin the Elephant’s Exciting Escapade
2016: Dragon and Knight
2017: Paul Bunyan Legendary Lumberjack
It does cost money to access the maze. This year, for four of us (3 adults and 2 kids under 10) it cost us $38.00. I will say, considering the size of the maze, the time and effort that went into creating it, the unique riddle posts (which I will explain later), and the ice cream included at the end, for five people that isn’t a bad price.
Now, once you have a map of your maze, you will notice numbers, typically 1-6, pinpointed in different locations throughout the maze. What you’re intended to do is follow your map to those locations. Once you get to a number, you’ll notice a post with a riddle or question displayed (see picture). After answering the question, you will mark the answer on your map. Once you have made it to all number stations and have answered all the questions, you will locate the answer key displayed next to the large “You Did It!” sign at the maze’s exit. Right or wrong, you can chuckle over your maze adventure at the main farmhouse where you will turn your answer key in for a FREE ice cream.
While you enjoy your ice cream, you can amble around the farm stands to check out the produce, or visit the goats that are inclined to loiter around the 25 cent machines filled with goat food. Smart goats. There is also a small sandbox for the little ones to enjoy and a randomly placed bird cage housing pigeons (the cage is by no means “small”. Au contraire, the cage appeared large enough to fit five or six people comfortably). Near the sandbox and pigeon cage is the hayride pick-up/drop-off location. After finishing our ice cream, my family and I tend to catch a ride on the tractor-pulled hay wagon where we comfortably situate ourselves on a hay bale. This provides us an excellent opportunity to check out the rest of the wide-expanse of farm and orchards. The hayride was free! However, if you want to ride on the horse-drawn hay wagon, then there is a 5.00 fee.
We then complete our day by using one of the provided wagons and then heading over to the pumpkin patch. To make pumpkin searching a bit easier on visitors, the farm places orange flags near the “best” pumpkins. My family tends to get a bit more adventurous and spends their time in the patch avidly avoiding the orange flags. Some people just enjoy the hunt.
After loading our pumpkins into the wagons, we head towards the large tent near the back entrance to the Treworgy where we have our pumpkins weighed. Pumpkin prices can range from $5.00-$20.00. Near the registers, you have the option to purchase apple cider made right there on the farm from their apple trees, or other seasonal produce. We rarely ever leave without picking up a pint of apple cider (it is absolutely DELICIOUS!).
So, if you’re looking for an affordable and fun place to take your family this fall, then Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, Maine is the place to go!
Check out my other adventures in the New England area Here.