General Field Trip Information
Cider Mill School Field Trips run from early September through November. They are designed for Pre-K through 5th grade students in groups of 35 or more. Times are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on regular school days, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Visits take about 45 minutes. We will accommodate multiple classes from one school if that is better for you.
The Cider Mill in Endicott has introduced generations of children to traditional cider-making and the taste of pure, old-fashioned, fresh-pressed, sweet cider.
Field Trip arrangements can be made anytime of the year by simply completing a request form online.
In recent years, over 1,500 children from area schools visit the Cider Mill annually. In addition to watching the cider-making process, they can view our kitchen where Cider Mill old-fashion, cake-batter doughnuts and Two-Day cookies are made, fresh-baked pies are taken from the oven, and crisp apples are poked with wooden skewers, rolled in one of six old-time syrup flavors, and cooled on end into Cider Mill Candy Apples.
Often, field trips will include a guided walk through the Cider Mill Farmstand where varieties of fall apples, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, mums and other seasonal harvests fill the outdoor display.
Finally, there’s a cup of cool, sweet cider and a warm, fresh doughnut to top off each school child’s booked tour.
The goal of our school field trips is to keep an interest alive in all things healthy for body, mind, and soul, including the traditions of apple growing, cider-making, and harvesting the gifts of the seasons.
Parents & teachers may also find value using a copy of the “The Cider Mill Coloring Book”. This is a small, 12-page children’s coloring book with images and text describing the history and importance of apples and cider-making to life in our community and our country.
Click here to download a copy of “The Cider Mill Coloring Book” to print before or after your visit to our mill.