North Georgia corn maze named as one of the best in the country now open for fall season

Popular north Georgia corn maze opens with safe social distancing in place

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — With fall weather now here, Georgians will try to enjoy time outside as much as possible. But some may still be a little leery of going to places with lots of crowds during the pandemic.

Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston visited Buford, where you not only can practice social distancing, but have fun getting lost inside a corn maze.

It’s always been Rodney Miller’s dream to own a corn maze.

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“There wasn’t anything here then,” he said. “I always say, we grew this thing from a broken down pickup and an old tent.”

Miller opened the Buford Corn Maze in 2009 on the corner lot at Ga. 347 and Hog Mountain Road in Hall County. Attendance has grown every year since then and it gains a lot of attention.

Recently, Country Living Magazine named it one of the best corn mazes in the country two years in a row.

“We were really shocked. We had no idea we were even being considered," Miller told Huddleston.

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Buford Corn Maze created signs that remind people of the safety precautions and employees will stay about 15 feet away from people when possible. The maze owners want people to take the message seriously.

“We created guidelines, pretty strenuous guidelines there on our website. You can look at those," Miller said. "When you come here, we want to make everyone comfortable.”

NewsDrone 2 flew over the entire maze for a better look at the path’s twists and turns. If you get tired of trying to find your way through the maze, there’s still plenty to do.

Buford Corn Maze offers hayrides, playground and of course baby animals.

“I think it’s the farm atmosphere. It’s getting back to simple life,” Miller said.

The Buford Corn Maze is a Family 2 Family partner. You can visit wsbtv.com/community to get a discount for admission.

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