Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill

Learn about the process of apple cidering with your school, scout, or homeschool group on a field trip to Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill. Located in the South Mountain range on the western side of North Carolina, the orchard has over 110 years of experience in growing delicious apples. Owned and operated by the Prewitt family for five generations, the orchard produces many apple varieties, including but not limited to Honeycrisp, Gala, Red Delicious, and Granny Smith. In addition to a cider mill, the orchard is home to a country store, bakery, and more. From August-October, groups of all ages can take an educational tour of the orchard and cider mill, and also visit for apple picking fun.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

School

Students can visit Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill in autumn for a fun adventure filled with exciting learning opportunities. Tours at the orchard focus on how apples are grown, with an interactive lesson focused on planting, harvesting, and topics perfect for the classroom. Students will take a wagon ride around the orchard, where they will see the apple storage room and the Cider Mill. They can watch as apples are sorted on the grading line, learn about bees and honey production, and other fall farm topics. After the tour, they’ll get to bring home a quarter peck of apples (already harvested in apple bins) and enjoy a picnic lunch.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Agriculture, cidering, nutrition, farming, harvesting, pollination, insects, food production.

contact info
Name: Tour Reservations
Phone: 828-437-1224
Email: tours@applehillorchard.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee

Cidering Lesson Plan

The cider press was a common household appliance, similar to the way a toaster or blender are today. Cider was even a common form of payment for work at one point in time. Farm workers could make 4 pints of cider a day. It was also used to pay rent and taxes.

Take your students on a behind the scenes look at a favorite fall treat. Tour a local orchard or cider mill and make your own cider right in your classroom!

View Lesson Plan>>

Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill

Learn about the process of apple cidering with your school, scout, or homeschool group on a field trip to Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill. Located in the South Mountain range on the western side of North Carolina, the orchard has over 110 years of experience in growing delicious apples. Owned and operated by the Prewitt family for five generations, the orchard produces many apple varieties, including but not limited to Honeycrisp, Gala, Red Delicious, and Granny Smith. In addition to a cider mill, the orchard is home to a country store, bakery, and more. From August-October, groups of all ages can take an educational tour of the orchard and cider mill, and also visit for apple picking fun.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Scouts

Scout groups can visit Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill in autumn for a fun adventure filled with exciting learning opportunities. Tours at the orchard focus on how apples are grown, with an interactive lesson focused on planting and harvesting. Scouts will take a wagon ride around the orchard, where they will see the apple storage room and the Cider Mill. They can watch as apples are sorted on the grading line, work on Insect Study or Bugs badges while learning about bees and honey production, and more. After the tour, scouts can pick a quarter peck of apples from pre-harvested apple bins and enjoy a group lunch in the picnic area. Scouts are also welcome to book a trip to the orchard solely for apple picking.

supports scout badges in:
Science.

topics covered:
Agriculture, cidering, nutrition, farming, harvesting, pollination, insects, food production.

contact info
Name: Tour Reservations
Phone: 828-437-1224
Email: tours@applehillorchard.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee

Cidering Lesson Plan

The cider press was a common household appliance, similar to the way a toaster or blender are today. Cider was even a common form of payment for work at one point in time. Farm workers could make 4 pints of cider a day. It was also used to pay rent and taxes.

Take your students on a behind the scenes look at a favorite fall treat. Tour a local orchard or cider mill and make your own cider right in your classroom!

View Lesson Plan>>

Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill

Learn about the process of apple cidering with your school, scout, or homeschool group on a field trip to Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill. Located in the South Mountain range on the western side of North Carolina, the orchard has over 110 years of experience in growing delicious apples. Owned and operated by the Prewitt family for five generations, the orchard produces many apple varieties, including but not limited to Honeycrisp, Gala, Red Delicious, and Granny Smith. In addition to a cider mill, the orchard is home to a country store, bakery, and more. From August-October, groups of all ages can take an educational tour of the orchard and cider mill, and also visit for apple picking fun.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups can visit Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill in autumn for a fun adventure filled with exciting learning opportunities. Tours aim to teach homeschoolers how apples are grown, with an interactive lesson focused on planting, harvesting, and more. On a wagon ride around the orchard, homeschoolers will see the apple storage room and the Cider Mill. They can watch as apples are sorted on the grading line, learn about bees and honey production, and more. After the tour, they’ll get to bring home a quarter peck of apples (already harvested in apple bins) and enjoy a picnic lunch.

topics covered:
Science, agriculture, cidering, nutrition, farming, harvesting, pollination, insects, food production.

contact info
Name: Tour Reservations
Phone: 828-437-1224
Email: tours@applehillorchard.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee

Cidering Lesson Plan

The cider press was a common household appliance, similar to the way a toaster or blender are today. Cider was even a common form of payment for work at one point in time. Farm workers could make 4 pints of cider a day. It was also used to pay rent and taxes.

Take your students on a behind the scenes look at a favorite fall treat. Tour a local orchard or cider mill and make your own cider right in your classroom!

View Lesson Plan>>

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