North Okaloosa corn maze, ‘Spooky Woods’ extend hours (SLIDESHOW/UPDATED)

Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 06:15 PM.

“I liked it better the second time,” she said. “I like the spider webs (in the spooky woods) and how the spiders lurked around (and jumped out).”

Other activities include a petting zoo with goats, which patrons can feed corn. In addition, kids can let loose in the corn pit, which resembles a large sand box with corn kernels replacing sand grains. Kids also can take a lawn mower-led train tour of a hayfield.

Parents can take fall family pictures beside a festive backdrop at the entrance area. Food and refreshments are also available.

"The kids had a great time out here tonight," Wendy said.

This is the second time that Danny Arnett and volunteers have organized the maze, which he said is a safe alternative to other activities, and a viable date-night option.

“You see so many young people with nothing to do around this time of year,” Arnett said. “The kids love it … and a lot of teenagers will bring their girlfriends out here.”

Arnett used Google maps and his phone’s GPS to map out the maze from nine acres of corn; the process took two weeks.

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