Get lost in the maze
By Wade Denniston
"You Spin Me Round" is a popular song by Dead or Alive. It can also be attributed to
the first year corn maze at the Jensen Historical Farm.
The maze, which is approximately five acres can really spin a person around
according to one of the designers, Luke Waldron.
He said that some of the trails can take you back to the beginning if you're not
careful. That's why some people get so frustrated that they just sit for a while trying to
figure out where to go.
But, there are people dressed up as scarecrows in the maze who will either help or
scare you, depending on how they think you're doing.
Ryan and Marnie Ahlmer, from Gresham, Ore., recently had the opportunity to go
through the maze with their 2-year-old daughter Sydnee.
Marnie said it was really fun and that Sydnee had a good time running around. Ryan
had different thoughts though.
"I thought it sucked. It lacked the enthusiasm that I generally get when I walk
around in a field," he said.
The maze opened on Oct. 9 and will stay open until Oct. 31.
The farm wanted to keep the maze family oriented, so it hasn't been haunted. That
will all change on Halloween though according to Waldron. He said they are going to make
it haunted, but no details were given as to how.
The maze has had a lot of success this year and Waldron would like to make it an
"It's been a lot of fun, so we're gonna try and make it a yearly thing," he said.
The hours for the maze are Monday-Thursday, 4-8 p.m.; Friday, 4-9 p.m.; and
Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. It is lighted, but it is recommended to bring a flashlight when
attending at night.
Admission to the maze is $2 for children, $3 for adults, $2.50 for students and $10
for a family pass. Group rates are also available for $2 per person.
The Jensen Historical Farm is located at 4025 S. Highway 89/91 in Wellsville. Call
245-4064 for more information.