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10 Reasons to Get Lost in Lane's Corn Maze

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:00 AM by Stacey Norwood

If someone had taken me aside 10 years ago and told me how much I would enjoy getting lost in a 7-acre corn maze in Fort Valley, Georgia, I would have told them they were nuttier than a Georgia pecan. I was, after all, a former lead singer in a rock and roll band, a crime reporter turned lifestyles magazine writer, carefree, and single. In other words, I was cool .

In thousands of years of continuous habitation of one sort or another by humans who are, by their nature, both fiercely and wonderfully made, you can be sure an enigma or two is going to get made, wrapped up in a riddle, and eventually buried. And no doubt, such secrets are more plentiful at the Ocmulgee National Monument than the very leaves on the trees.

I am carefully traversing the access road from the Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center to the park’s main attraction – the mysterious ancient mounds that rise majestically from the earth upon which they are constructed. Though my trusty little Nissan Versa is neither loud nor imposing, I am driving slowly and with some care, lest a doe and her young, a wee woodland critter or a fellow human, hiking along the 5 miles of marked trails, should dart out in front of me unexpectedly.