Farmpark's labyrinth is the best thing to happen to corn since Fritos.

We really hate this time of year. Thankfully, Lake Metroparks Farmpark’s Corn Maze recently opened for the season. It’s one of the few rays of light to brighten up the increasingly shorter days. The three-acre behemoth -- built entirely out of corn -- takes you on a labyrinthine journey that leads to one dead end after another. Trivia questions posted at various spots provide clues to the way out. It’s frustrating as hell, but it’s a good way to keep your mind off other things -- like the fact that winter is only a few months away. www.lakemetroparks.com.
Sept. 10-Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2007