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Cotter Road Corn a-mazing all


Many parents have been known to tell their kids to never go into the corn field because they will get lost, but the Hartmans are encouraging people to go into their corn field.

"Some people think I'm very corny," Lynette Hartman, Cotter Road Corn Maze owner, said.

The corn field outside of La Porte City may be the most tricky corn field in Black Hawk County.

It's the second year for the Cotter Road Corn Maze, and this year Hartman and her husband had a little help from their grand-niece.

"I gave all my great nieces and nephews graft paper and said draw me a maze, and two minutes later, my great niece came up and she said here is my maze," she said, "We all looked at it and said 'Noah's Ark. What a great idea.'"

Soon, the five-year-old's vision took shape thanks to a measuring wheel and a GPS.

"And then we put utility flags about 300 of them out and then Russ hand plowed the paths," Hartman said.

The corn maze covers about 2.5 acres, and if a person walks it from start to finish, it's about a mile long, but that's only if he or she doesn't get lost.

"I have not gotten lost in my corn maze this year," Hartman said.

Before entering the maze, everyone is handed a map and throughout the course, they will find clues to make sure they are on the right track.

"They like the part where the parents say 'OK, find the polar bears.' You can, then, hear the kids say 'Oh we found it!' So for a child that's six years old looking at corn isn't that exciting, but finding the different clues are," Hartman said.

The maze is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $5. Kids 5 years-old and under are free.

Just in time for Halloween the Cotter Road Corn Maze is featuring haunted Halloween walks on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


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