Midland farm honors Michigan native Dr. Pol with corn maze design
MIDLAND, Mich. – A Midland pumpkin patch has designed a corn maze to honor a famous TV vet from Michigan.
Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch has dedicated their annual corn maze with a design featuring Dr. Pol, Michigan veterinarian and star of the National Geographic channel’s ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’.
The pumpkin patch honors a different Michigan native every year with its maze designs.
Past Michigan natives featured in the corn maze design have included Kid Rock, Ginger Zee and Tim Allen.
“Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch choose Dr. Pol because he represents the hard working, generous and kind natives of the state of Michigan,” said the farm in a release.
The field of corn is planted in July, ensuring it will still be green in the fall.
Once the field is planted a design is determined and when the corn is an inch high the design is cut out.
All summer the maze is maintained and the paths rototilled to keep the design intact.
The maze open to those wanting to test their skills on Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
There are 7 different checkpoints hidden in the maze.
Those who find all 7 checkpoints can say they’ve completed the maze.
“The maze takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete depending on how lost you get,” the farm’s release said.
Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch is a family owned ‘agritourism’ farm.
The patch started as a pumpkin growing contest between a grandma and her son and has grown into a destination for fall family fun.
You can find more on the corn maze and all the fall fun of Grandma's Pumpkin Patch here.