Mark Benjamin has been coming up and creating mazes since he was young, making it a lifelong passion. Benjamin, who owns and has been running Best Maze Corn Maze in Williamston for 21 years, says the enjoyment of building mazes started right in his own yard.
“When I was a little kid, my parents’ house had a lot of big oak trees, and they would have a lot of leaves in the lawn each year,” said Benjamin. “So I would rake maze paths in their yard and play tag with all of the neighbor kids.”
Brendan BrumanA sign featuring the theme of the Corn Maze this year. Best Maze’s theme is based around Fairy Tales such as Cinderella and Peter Pan
Best Maze is known for very creative maze designs, with Benjamin being the mastermind behind them.
Best Maze’s design this year is based around Fairy Tales such as Cinderella and Peter Pan, for Benjamin though, there’s one from the past that specifically sticks out in his mind as it even confused him. “We did a Pure Michigan one, that was the only maze that everytime I went through it at dark, it got me all twisted around, the maze designer actually got lost.” said Benjamin.