The Hippo


Oct 23, 2019








Aerial view of the honey bee mazes at Coppal House Farm. Courtesy photo.

Candy corn delights

Though eating it straight out of the bag is her preference, The Culinary Playground owner Kristen Chinosi shared in an email a few fun ways to incorporate candy corn into your Halloween treats. Making a cake or cupcakes with a haunted scene on top? Use candy corn as a colorful, spooky fence or complete a monster’s face with yellow, orange and white teeth. (Mellowcreme pumpkins and ghosts can also boost a graveyard cake motif). Stick candy corn kernels — white end first — into a marzipan or chilled cookie dough core to create candy corn on the cob. Candy corn bark is a delicious way to get all the right sweetness into one bite. Try making it with candy corn, white chocolate, Oreos and Reese’s Pieces. Get the perfect salty-sweet mix with candy corn popcorn balls or snack mix made with M&Ms, salted peanuts and candy corn. For those truly inspired by Halloween tidings, try making your own candy corn at home. Chinosi recommends The Kitchn’s homemade candy corn recipe at  

Explore a corn maze

By Allie Ginwala

The seven acres of corn maze at Coppal House Farm (118 N. River Road, Lee, draw all ages ready to spend a fall day supporting local agriculture. 

“We have people that come with preschools, right up through 8th grade,” general farm manager Meghan Boucher said. “But then we have groups of adults that come and they leave all the kids at home.” 
Each year Coppal House Farm’s professionally designed and cut maze features an animal theme — this year it’s honey bees and pollinators. 
“We try and pick an animal that you would see in your backyard in New Hampshire and make it a little educational,” she said. 
Throughout the maze, guests answer questions about the theme, with correct answers guiding them to the fastest route. 
“We love having the public here,” Boucher said. “It’s nice for them to see how a farm really works.” 
Visit Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 ages 13+, $7 ages 5 to 12, seniors 62+, college students and military with an I.D. A trick or treat maze for kids is on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 5 p.m. ($5) and a slightly spooky flashlight maze from 7 to 9 p.m. ($10 each ages 5 and older). Bring a flashlight; includes a bonfire, cider and donuts.
Beech Hill Farm (107 Beech Hill Road, Hopkinton, features three corn maze themes — wild about animals, New England Patriots and space exploration. Get a brochure at the beginning of each maze and find the answers hidden amongst four acres of corn. Mazes open daily from 11 a.m. until dusk until Saturday, Oct. 31, weather permitting.
The corn maze at Moulton Farm, (18 Quarry Road, Meredith, features maze trivia and a post-trivia treat. Admission is $7 for adults and children age 7+, $5 for children six and under. Open daily until Saturday, Oct. 31. Last admission 5 p.m.
Elwood Orchards (54 Elwood Road, Londonderry,, a 14-acre corn maze, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the first week of November. Enjoy the night maze on Friday and Saturday in October from 6 to 10 p.m. (last entrance 9 p.m.)
Beans and Greens Farm (245 Intervale Road, Gilford, has a corn maze designed for difficulty with riddles and a treasure hunt. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $7 for adults, $5 for children 9 and under. Night time maze Friday, Oct. 23, Saturday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 10 p.m. Reservations required. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for children 9 and under.
Emery Farm (135 Piscataqua Road, Durham, has a corn maze ($4 per person daily) and pumpkin patch hayride combo ($6 per person) on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. through October. Nighttime hayride and haunted corn maze, Eerie Evenings at Emery Farm, on Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ($6 hayride, $6 corn maze, $10 combo). Farm open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Trombly Gardens (150 N. River Road, Milford, corn maze is open daily until dusk with a night maze every Saturday in October until 10 p.m. Hayrides included on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. ($5 adults, $4 kids).
Lavoie’s Farm (172 Nartoff Road, Hollis, Dark Crop haunted corn maze is not for the faint of heart. Make your way through with a flashlight (provided) on Friday, Oct. 23, Saturday, Oct. 24, Sunday, Oct. 25, Thursday, Oct. 29, Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $8 ages 12 and under. Cash and check only at the ticket counter.
J & F Farms (124 Chester Road, Derry, corn maze is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $4.
The Maize at Sherman Farm (2679 East Conway Road, Conway, is open weekends through Sunday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $10 per person. Explore frightening haunted maze, Maize Massacre, Friday, Oct. 23, Saturday, Oct. 24, Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets $18 per person. 

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