Thursday, September 1, 2016

Crazy for Corn!

Corn "Maize" at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Virginia

Every year, the owner cuts an elaborate maze into the corn field. Temple Hall Farm Regional Park preserves the agricultural, cultural and natural resources of the 286-acre farm and provides an educational and recreational resource that explores farming in Loudoun County for the people of Northern Virginia.

This beautiful working farm in Loudoun County provides an opportunity for children and adults to learn about farm animals and to enjoy the sights and sounds of the farm. Visitors can bring a picnic lunch or snack to eat at the picnic tables, bring cake and presents and celebrate a birthday, take a walk on the babbling brook trail over the creek and through the woods. On weekends you can join the farm interpreter for a free tour of the farm.

Educational programs are available to introduce school and youth to Northern Virginia's farming heritage. Designed as an outdoor classroom, the park educates children about the diverse aspects of farm life, animals and crops.

Temple Hall Corn Maize and Fall Festival

Every year Temple Hall Farm creates a giant cornfield MAiZE. Thousands of visitors "get lost" in the MAiZE as they try to find their way out. After going through the MAiZE visitors can go to the pick your own pumpkin patch, go shoot the corn cannon, ride on the cow train, bounce on the Billy Goat Bounce, or take a hayride.

This photo was taken with the Nikon D90 - an extraordinary camera.

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