An Amazing Labyrinth
When you peer off Lover's Leap this fall, you'll spy an elaborate maze adjacent to a "See Rock City" barn and a pond shaped like the state of Georgia.
Opened last year, the Enchanted Maize Maze is the only corn labyrinth we know of that has a built-in view from 1,700 feet above. In addition to the 8-foot-tall convoluted rows of corn, Rock City's maze provides plenty of fall-themed activities. Tykes like the tractor-pulled hayride, followed by picking out a perfect pumpkin. There's even a small hay bale maze for toddlers. Bigger kids (and adults too) have fun shooting the corn cannon, which sends cobs flying toward a target.
The best part of the maze is the 1948 "See Rock City" barn. When its Whitfield County owners needed the land for other purposes, Bill bought the old building and moved it here to welcome guests with fast food and fun retail.
Take a bit of this Southern icon home with you. You really don't need a card to say you've been here, but a "See Rock City" birdhouse ($17.99) or a cap shaped like the fabled barn ($14.99) will do.
Rock City Gardens: (706) 820-2531 or www.seerockcity.com. Chanticleer Inn: (706) 820-2002 or www.stayatchanticleer.com. Rates: $99-$275, including full breakfast and afternoon tea. Enchanted Maize Maze: (706) 820-2531 or www.enchantedmaze.com.This article is from the September 2003 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.