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Posted Sunday, October 16th, 2016

October 22 and 23; ALSO November 12, 13, 26 & 27

apple-cideringNothing says fall like brightly colored leaves and delicious apple cider! Make the season complete with a fun and educational excursion to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township this weekend for an Apple Cidering Demonstration.

You’ll have a chance to make delicious, homemade cider and learn fun facts about the amazing apple.

Take part in the hands-on process by preparing and grinding the apples, turning the old-fashioned press, and collecting the cider. Watch as locally grown apples are pressed to make sweet cider right before your eyes.

“Did you know that you have been looking at apples upside down your entire life? And that apple pie might not be so American after all,” asked Jenny Gaus Myers, Assistant Director of Education and Interpretive Services at the Morris County Park Commission.

Park Commission“At the ‘Apple Cidering Demonstrations’ you’ll learn all about the amazing apple’s place in history and in the natural world, along with lots of apple-themed fun facts,” she added.

Hour-long demonstrations are designed to engage, involve, and educate all ages. Two sessions, at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., are offered on October 22, 23, and November 12, 13, 26, and 27.

Best of all, you can sample fresh, homemade cider made at The Swamp and compare it to the delicious cider provided by Whole Foods Market.

Admission to this event is $3 per person age 3 and up. Preregistration is not necessary. Arrive early, because admission is first-come, first-served, and demos often fill up quickly.

For more information and directions to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township, visit or call 973.635.6629.