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Posted Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Young girl cuts up apples Throughout October and November, enjoy a fun and educational Autumn activity surrounding a beloved fall fruit, the apple, in a series of special presentations offered by the Morris County Park system.

On Oct.28, and Nov. 10, 11, 24, and 25, the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township will host Apple Cidering, featuring hour-long demonstrations designed to engage, involve, and educate all ages.

Sessions are offered at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Participate in the fascinating, 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.

“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?” Jenny Gaus Myers, Assistant Director Education and Interpretive Programming at the Morris County Park Commission asked. “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.  Admission to this event is $3 per person age 3 and up, and is first come, first serve. Demonstrations often fill up quickly, so please arrive early. For more information and directions to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, visit or call 973-635-6629.


The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey.  It currently protects and maintains 18,927 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!