Fair finished? It must be corn maze season

It's not too early for corn mazes. A few are already open with lots more on the way. As for fall colors, peep early. And be quick about it. A short, early leaf season is forecast.
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It's not too early for corn mazes. A few are already open with lots more on the way. As for fall colors, peep early. And be quick about it. A short, early leaf season is forecast.

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