Great Swamp Offers A Chance To Make Apple Cider

Children and adults will have the opportunity to make apple cider during Apple Cidering at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township.

Throughout October and November, the public is invited to enjoy a fun and educational autumn activity surrounding a beloved fall fruit, the apple, at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township.

On Oct. 28, and Nov. 10, Nov. 11, Nov. 24, and Nov. 25, the Great Swamp 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.

Guests will take part 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. They’ll watch as locally grown apples are pressed to make sweet cider right before their eyes. 

Jenny Gaus Myers, assistant director of education and interpretive programming at the Morris County Park Commission, said .“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 is $3 per person age 3 and up. Demonstrations often fill up quickly, so early arrivals are encouraged. For more information and directions, visit or call 973-635-6629.

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