Corn mazes are so 2015. The newest, funnest farm activity to do? Lavender labyrinths. Look at how gorgeous this one is! Much prettier than a field of dead cornstalks. Besides just being a colorful, beautifully scented experience, there are a lot of other features to the labyrinth that make it extra special. For starters, there’s a big difference between a labyrinth and a maze. A maze has a start and an end, whereas the paths in a labyrinth are a continuous circuit. It’s not a game or a challenge to beat, it’s a spiritual journey.
The labyrinth is laid out in an ancient spiral pattern, symbolic of one’s life path. Labyrinths are becoming increasingly popular as meditative spaces, perfect for relaxation or spiritual reflection. Important numbers like 12, 52, and 7 appear throughout the pattern, and there’s a circle of stones at the center. The paths are defined by earth and plants, primarily lavender, which has many uses; it is said to be an aromatherapeutic herb that’s simultaneously relaxing and stimulating and is great for headaches and sleeplessness.
An arbor towers above the stone circle and surrounds an herb garden. Designed in accordance with the principles of sacred geometry, the 12-point vesica pattern defines 36 beds filled with dozens of herbal varieties. Have you ever smelled the breeze after it has brushed a bed of basil? We invite you to walk the paths, absorb the essences, and experience the serenity of this unique garden.
Considering I basically had a mental breakdown last time I got lost in a corn maze, this sounds a whole heck of a lot more pleasant. You can find the labyrinth at Cherry Point Farm and Market in Michigan. And the best part of all? The labyrinth is free! Cherry Point Farm is one of the county’s oldest farms and is right in the middle of one of the prettiest parts of the state, Point Sable, minutes away from Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Pop into the market to pick up fresh produce, cherry strudel, and bulk lavender, or make a point to attend a fish boil or another event they hold! The lavender will be in full bloom until late July, but the labyrinth will still have flowers and herbs through the end of the summer.