Tired of the kids?
Well, tell them to get lost.
This weekend, West Nursery in Mechanicsville will be opening its Maize Quest cornfield maze.
With 10,000 feet of paths through a 5-acre cornfield, it’ll be easy to lose the kids for a couple of hours.
In fact, Carrie Galla of West Nursery says visitors can expect to spend up to two hours completing the maze.
There’s also a shorter maze for the less ambitious as well as an even smaller straw bale maze for small children.
For the braver mazers if that’s a word — the nursery will have flashlight nights on Fridays and Saturdays in October. On those nights, the maze will be open until 10 p.m.
And, of course, there’ll be a flashlight night on Halloween. But you need to bring you own flashlights.
What if you can’t find your way out? Don’t worry. Each group that enters the maze is given a signal flag that can be waved to summon help. Also, staff members are throughout the maze offering hints.
This is the fourth year that West Nursery has had a corn maze, but it’s the nursery’s first year with the Maize Quest franchise. Maize Quest has designed more than 30 mazes in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. — Paul Whelan