HERMANTOWN, Minn. -

You could say it all starts with seeds full of hope, eventually winding through a maze of weed control.

“It all begins in the spring of the year with planting of the corn and the fertilization, then designing the path, and cutting the path,” Rod Saline, General Manager of Engwall’s Garden Center said.

Carving a path into creativity and family memories for several seasons down the road.

The annual Engwall’s Corn Maze opens up on September 17, an annual tradition, now growing in to year six of directional difficulty.

“We’ve been working on the corn maze for quite a while before it even opens,” Saline said.

Months in advance, preparations are planted.

“Tracy Lundeen from Lundeen Productions plays a huge role in this production,” Saline said.

Partnering with a local marketing office to make a dynamic duo, Rod holds down the farm, preparing for the seasons to change.

“We’re essentially farming and  farming is at the mercy a lot of times of what happens weather wise, temperature, moisture, and you never know,” Saline said.

Mother nature in Northern Minnesota, takes over control on this family-fun event.

“We’ll do soil tests in the spring of the year to see just what the fertilization requirements will need to be,” Saline said.

Having humans help out, to make sure everything in Mother Nature’s hands, go off with a bang.

Saline says, “Everybody gets a shot at the corn cannon! We have pumpkin bowling, it’s just a great fall weekend of family fun.”

Nearly two miles of pathway will soon be chopped down for little ghosts and goblins to maneuver through, not knowing which direction to turn next.

“We’re open on weekends, Saturday and Sunday and we are looking forward to a fun fall and the maze,” Saline said.

The popular attraction, provides autumn amusement, while giving back to Northlanders in need.

“When we started the corn maze one of the things that we decided is that one of the purposes of having the corn maze was to give back to the community,” Saline said.

Becoming involved with a number of non-profit organizations, over $25 thousand dollars has found a way through the maze, making this spooky thriller, an extra special event to put on your to-do list this fall.

“That component of what the corn maze does for the community is really one of our driving forces.”

“It starts in the spring of the year with planting of the corn and the fertilization, then designing the path, and cutting the path,” Rod Saline, General Manager of Engwall’s Garden Center said.

Carving a path into creativity and family memories for several seasons down the road.

The annual Engwall’s Corn Maze opens up on September 17, an annual tradition, now growing in to year six of directional difficulty.

“We’ve been working on the corn maze for quite a while before it even opens,” Saline said.

Months in advance, preparations are planted.

“Tracy Lundeen from Lundeen Productions plays a huge role in this production,” Saline said.

Partnering with a local marketing office to make a dynamic duo, Rod holds down the farm, preparing for the seasons to change.

“We’re essentially farming and  farming is at the mercy a lot of times of what happens weather wise, temperature, moisture, and you never know,” Saline said.

Mother nature in Northern Minnesota, takes over control on this family-fun event.

“We’ll do soil tests in the spring of the year to see just what the fertilization requirements will need to be,” Saline said.

Having humans help out, to make sure everything in Mother Nature’s hands, go off with a bang.

Saline says, “Everybody gets a shot at the corn cannon! We have pumpkin bowling, it’s just a great fall weekend of family fun.”

Nearly two miles of pathway will soon be chopped down for little ghosts and goblins to maneuver through, not knowing which direction to turn next.

“We’re open on weekends, Saturday and Sunday and we are looking forward to a fun fall and the maze,” Saline said.

The popular attraction, provides autumn amusement, while giving back to Northlanders in need.

“When we started the corn maze one of the things that we decided is that one of the purposes of having the corn maze was to give back to the community,” Saline said.

Becoming involved with a number of non-profit organizations, over $25 thousand dollars has found a way through the maze, making this spooky thriller, an extra special event to put on your to-do list this fall.

“That component of what the corn maze does for the community is really one of our driving forces.”