Saturday, September 17, 2011

Date 5 - You're Corny!

Day: Saturday, 9/17/11
Type: Casual/Outdoor
Cost: $
Planned By: Dani
So before you get excited for this entry.. this date was a bust. I had planned to have a picnic in the park followed by wondering through a corn maze. I've always wanted to go through a real corn maze so I looked up a corn maze near us. I wanted to go to the Lake Metroparks Farm Park, but of course they had some festival going on and it was closed to general visitors. We didn't want to pay for this festival so I looked up another place. 

Here was the plan: get Subway meals and eat at the Chapin Forest Reservation in Kirtland, OH. Then go to the Patterson Farm Market for the corn maze.

We got our food. Adam got a Buffalo Chicken sub, with baked BBQ chips and a powerade. I got a tuna sub with an apple and sprite. Adam was in charge of the directions to the Chapin Forest Reservation. He got confused with the directions and took us straight to the Patterson Farm Market. We walked around the place and found a bench to eat our lunch on. The bench had a great view of the lake and surrounding trees. There were quite a few people at this place. We really enjoyed seeing the puppies with their owners. It was a very family-friendly place.

After eating we decided to look around. We walked down stairs the seemed to lead to something, but really only led to a map that had a "Coming Soon" walking path. I think there was a 2.1 mile concrete path, but we didn't want to go for a walk. So we went back up to the market place. We went in the store and looked at the apples, pumpkins, gourds, and doughnuts. We got some delicious free apple cider. We decided not to buy anything because we didn't have any cash. Everything smelled really good though!

So we still hadn't found the corn maze. We walked around the entire place again to try to find it. It was no where to be found. There were 2 play grounds for children but no corn maze. We did see some apple trees though. We were very irritated that there was no corn maze or anything else to do so we left.

When we got home I looked up the website again, and realized we had gone to the wrong place. They had three different addresses on the website and apparently I didn't notice any difference. We decided not to go back out to the correct place because it was probably going to be a bunch of children like at the first place and we didn't really want to deal with that. Maybe we'll find a better corn maze later on to go to!

Subway: 7/10 - just a sub.
Chapin Forest Reservation: ?/10 - never made it there.
Patterson Farm Market: 3/10 - good for a family but nothing really to do for young adults.

Hopefully next week will be better! :)

*sorry for the crappy quality on the pictures this week, my camera is apparently dying. :(


  1. finally a sucker.. and yes.. patterson.. you were close to the one that has the maze.. haha all the patterson farms are close to one another.. i miss pattersons.. they have awesome donuts.. i used to go there all the time with my grandparents.. the corn maze was actually pretty cool in elementary school.. they had a little one for kids and then a bigger one for older children/adults.. mayyyyyy be worth going to the right pattersons.. :) too bad im not home i could take you to it.. its close to the intersection of 306 and wilson mills.. :)))))

  2. haha I thought you'd like this one.