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Posted Friday, October 13th, 2017


Enjoy a fun and educational Autumn activity surrounding a beloved fall fruit: the apple.

photo of parks employee in front of a basket of applesOn Oct. 21, 22, 29, and Nov. 11, 12, 25, and 26, the Morris County Park Commission’s Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township will host Apple Cidering, an hour-long demonstration designed to engage, involve, and educate all ages. Sessions are offered at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day.

Take part in the hands-on process of making apple cider 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.Park Commission's "Enjoy the Experience'' logo

“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?” said Jenny Gaus Myers, Assistant Director Education and Interpretive Programming at the Morris County Park Commission. “At Apple Cidering, you’ll learn all about the amazing apple’s place in history and tons of apple-themed fun facts, while enjoying homemade, sweet cider.”

Preregistration is not necessary.  However, it is a first-come, first-served event. Demonstrations often fill up quickly, so please arrive early. Admission is $3 per person age 3 and up.

This event is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. For more information and directions to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, visit or call 973.635.6629.