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These Are the Top 5 Sunflower Mazes Near Rockland County

These Are the Top 5 Sunflower Mazes Near Rockland County

These are our favorite sunflower mazes near Rockland, where your family can get lost among the flowers, take awesome pics for Instagram, and more.

It’s sunflower season, which means it’s the perfect time to visit a sunflower maze near Rockland County, including the popular Sussex County Sunflower Maze! Plus, all of these sunflower mazes are within a 1-hour, 30-minute drive from Nanuet, making them great day trip options for families in Rockland County.

Kids and adults alike have a tough time turning down an outing where you can spend time outside and explore a sunflower maze. Some farms even offer pick-your-own flowers, and—of course—you can snap the perfect Instagram-worthy pictures. Here are five of our favorite sunflower mazes in NY and NJ—all a perfect day trip for Rockland County families.

Sunflower Mazes Near Rockland County

1. Sunflower Valley Farm

366 County Road 12, New Hampton, NY
Approximate drive from Nanuet: 50 minutes
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4:30pm
Admission: Monday-Friday: $10; $5 children ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5. Saturday-Sunday and holidays $12; $5 children ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5. Includes 3 free pick-your-own sunflowers (bring your own cutter).

Be sure your phone is charged! These fields are a sunflower maze full of photo ops. When you’re done, check out the hay bale characters and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Why we love it: They also have a petting farm and face painting for the kids.

Sunflower Mazes in NJ

1. Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ
Approximate drive from Nanuet: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Hours: Through October: daily, 9am-6pm; last admission is at 5pm (subject to change since crops are weather dependent).
Admission: Visiting the sunflower trail is included with your pick-your-own admission. Varies based on which pick-your-own you’re doing.

Traverse the Blooming Giants Sunflower Trail to see these giant beauties up close while capturing the perfect photo as a keepsake. The sunflower trail is open every day in season, typically July through October. Subject to change as crops are weather dependent.

Why we love it: When you're done with the sunflower maze, go peach picking!


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2. Ort Farms 

25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ
Approximate drive from Nanuet: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday and holidays, 9:30am-5pm. Last entry at 4:30pm. 
Admission: Monday-Friday: $9.95; $7.95 children; admission includes sunflower trail entry, u-cut sunflower field, u-cut flower field, and pick-your-own vegetables. Saturday-Sunday and holidays: $14.95; $12.95 children; admission includes a hayride, sunflower trail entry, u-cut sunflower field, u-cut flower field, and pick-your-own vegetables. 

Get immersed in more than 5 acres of beautiful blooms. Sunflowers bloom here Aug. 10-Sept. 15. Walk the trail and stop by the photo op stations to get some pictures. There’s also a zinnia field here for u-cut and photo ops. Plus, food vendors are on-site during the weekends.

Why we love it: Go on the weekend to enjoy pony rides, train rides, and an apple cannon.


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3. Sussex County Sunflower Maze

Liberty Farm, 101 Route 645, Sandyston, NJ
Approximate drive from Nanuet: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Hours: Aug. 23-Sept. 12; hours to be announced.
Admission: 2021 prices have not been announced yet.

Welcome to the largest sunflower maze on the east coast—and the first sunflower maze in New Jersey in 2011. Typically, you’ll see more than 1.5 million flowers! Each year, activities are added to the list, which isn’t posted yet for 2021.

Why we love it: There’s a kids’ scavenger hunt and a bug safari tour.

4. Von Thun Farms

438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ
Approximate drive from Nanuet: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Hours: Through Labor Day: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Admission: Monday-Friday: $9.99; includes access to the trail, photo areas, farm animal areas, and picking fields. Saturday-Sunday: $12.99; includes access to the trail, photo areas, farm animal area, picking fields, and a hayride. Free for children ages 2 and younger. Online tickets are strongly encouraged.

Nothing says summer like a sunflower trail. Bring your camera and click away at the spectacular views and thousands of sunflowers at this 155-acre, 5th-generation family farm. Explore eight different trails during the season. The farm has more than 10 photo ops including butterfly wings, a throne, and a red truck on its 18 acres of sunflowers. While you’re visiting, cut your own summer flowers, visit farm animals, pick your own fruits, and shop at the farmers market.

Why we love it: The farm isn’t just about sunflowers. It grows zinnias, marigolds, feather and cockscomb celosia, colored sunflowers, statice, ageratum, and lisianthus. Buy a vase or jar and fill it with as many cut flowers as you can.


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Author: Stacey Feintuch is a freelance writer for print and online publications. She has written for ReadersDigest.com, BestofNJ.com, K health, The Boca Raton Observer magazine, The Bump, Care.com, Healthline, Highlights for Kids, HealthyWomen, and other outlets. She has a BA in journalism from The George Washington University and an MA in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She grew up in Morris County, NJ, and currently lives in Bergen County, NJ. A mom to two boys, you'll find her at the baseball diamond on the weekends. See More

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