Leaders Farms in Napoleon offers a-maze-ing frightsWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaders Family Farms in Napoleon is a destination for families and hardcore thrill-seekers alike, perfect for those who have kids but still want to experience some high-quality scares.
“The maze is different each year,” said Kristin Leaders. “The average person takes about an hour to an hour and a half to get through.”
This year’s maze is in the shape of a camel and is so large that its full design can only be seen from a bird’s-eye view.
“We have ‘corn cops’ walking through the maze helping people find their way out if they get lost or need to use the bathroom,” Leaders said. “There are also other really fun things associated with the maze. We have passports with questions on them. If you answer the questions correctly, you’ll find areas within the maze that will point you in the right direction. If you answer the questions incorrectly, you’ll be sent in the wrong direction.”
If the full 7-acre maze is too much for you or your kids, Leaders offers a “Munchkin Maze.”
“There are different animal-related questions throughout,” Leaders said. “We have a lot of kids come from the city that get to learn about animals and farming. They have fun learning about where their food comes from.”
Leaders isn’t just about corn mazes. This family destination also boasts a kids’ area.
“We have straw tunnels, a zip line, straw jump and a corn box. There’s an area for kids 5 and under so they don’t have to worry about playing with bigger kids.”
There’s also a very large “jumping pillow,” Leaders said. “For $3 a person you can get on the jumping pillow all day. Parents love it too, because there’s no size or age limit for it so they can get on with their kids. No single kid walks on this farm and doesn’t get to play.”
Also free with admission is a petting zoo.
“There’s feed available if the kids want to feed the animals,” Leaders said. “We also have something called ‘Close Encounters of The Bird Kind’. You can walk into a cage full of birds and if you take a feed stick in with you, the birds will land on your arm and eat. It’s a lot of fun.”
In addition, Leaders offers hayrides, gem mining, a “coop shoot,” a live DJ every night and plenty of food options.
“There’s so much for the kids to do, the average family will spend three to four hours here,” Leaders said. “There’s tons of free stuff to do and lots of kids, so they can play while adults can sit back and enjoy their time, perhaps go through one of the haunts.”
While Leaders is family-friendly, its two haunts, ScreamAcres and The PanDEMONium Project, are not for the faint of heart.
Scream Acres takes victims through a combination of haunted buildings and unlit, eerie paths through tall corn that spans nearly three acres. It is safe to say that there are things at ScreamAcres that you will not see or experience at any other haunt within an hour of Toledo. The Pan
DEMONium Project is smaller but just as intense as its larger cousin.
Ticket information, pricing and directions can be found online at leadersfamilyfarms.com.