Beyond the pumpkin spice hype is the faithful and consistent promise of another sweet seasonal drink: fresh apple cider. Among other fall-related outdoors activities, Sterling Nature Center will host an apple pressing event where attendees can help wash, grind, press, and pasteurize apples to make cider, the old fashion way. There will also be information provided about the history of apples, apple products, and the apple growing industry in New York State.
The apple pressing begins Saturday, October 17, at 11 a.m. and continues to 2 p.m. Sterling Nature Center, a center with more than 10 miles of hiking trails, is located at 15380 Jenzvold Road in Sterling, New York. For more information, call the center at 315-947-6143 or visit cayugacounty.us for a complete list of nature center events during the autumn season.