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Happy Halloween

Boo Happy Halloween! Throughout New Jersey there are many places to bring your children in their costumes. The HipNJ has discovered some of the best towns to trick-or-treat in the Garden State! If you head to the website Mommy Poppins you are able to see the best streets in the state to bring your children. Here are a few streets that we have highlighted for you to check out.

Dudley Avenue in Westfield

Clinton Place in Hackensack

Alcott Way in Succasunna

Thompson Street in Bordentown

Prospect Street in East Orange

Bender Avenue in Roselle  Park

Herning Avenue in Cranford

Coles Avenue in Scotch Plains

HipNJ hopes everyone has a safe and candy filled Halloween! Be sure to check out Mommy Poppins for more of the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods in your area.

Leisure Summer Walking

By: Andrea Fasciano
Walking is the perfect way to unwind after a long day. Luckily the #GardenState has some beautiful parks with walking paths. Here are some #NewJersey parks so you can appreciate this gorgeous summer weather.

1. Essex County Verona Park, Verona

2. Hartshorne Woods Park, Atlantic Highlands

3. Holmdel Park, Holmdel

Enjoying a beautiful scenery before the storm ??

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4. Sussex Branch Trail, Sussex

Footbridge on the #sussexbranchtrail near #Jeffersonlake in #northjersey #hiking #trails #naturewalk

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5. Natirar, Chester

6. Tourne County Park, Boonton

Our hike to view the NYC skyline before Joe peed his pants…

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7. Henry Hudson Trail, Monmouth

8. Laurel Acres Park, Mount Laurel

#laurelacrespark #geese #bathtimeover #njdiaries

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9. Lawrence Hopewell Trail, Lawrenceville

#HipNJ Celebrates #NationalLollipopDay

Lollipops, who doesn’t love them? Whether you’re keeping your mouth busy or are just in the mood for a sweet treat, these suckers come in handy more than we know. And for that reason, there’s a national holiday devoted to them. July 20th is #NationalLollipopDay!

Allow #HipNJ to aid in your celebration by sharing with you some fun facts about these tasty candies!

1. The world’s largest lollipop was made by See’s Candies in 2012. It was 7003 pounds, over four feet in length and 5 feet in height, and had a 12 foot stick. How many licks do you think it takes to get to the center of THAT?
2. The original lollipop machine would produce 40 lollipops per minute but the modern ones make 5,900 a minute. Isn’t technology awesome?
3. The most popular lollipop flavor is Cotton Candy. There is no surprise here.
4. Some lollipops are made for adults. The candy company Lollyphile produces a variety of beer flavored ones. For fans of the grape, they also offer merlot, chardonnay, and cabernet. Keep out of small children’s reach.
5. The lollipop, invented by George Smith, was named after a racing horse he liked, named Lolly Pop. A cute pet name turned into a beloved candy, who would’ve thought?

It seems like there’s a lot of lollipops to go around, right? Well, if you’re looking to contribute to the lollipop chaos, check out these three top-notch candy shops where you’re sure to find a lollipop in almost any flavor you can think of!

Candylicious of Randolph – Randolph, NJ
There’s little need for decoration at this Randolph-based candy shop thanks to the candy spread out wall to wall. The assortment of candy includes chocolate, cotton candy, jelly beans and of course lollipops. Delicious is an understatement when describing the quality of candy at this shop – that must be how it got its name.
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Black River Candy Shoppe – Chester, NJ
With over 900 different candies offered and a trademark pez dispenser collection, Chester’s Black River Candy Shoppe is rated among the top candy stores in America, and it’s right here in New Jersey for us to enjoy! Also available is Linda’s Gourmet Lollies, the best-selling lollipop brand with over 24 original flavors.
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The Candy Jar – Collingswood, NJ
Known for its birthday parties and made-to-order products, The Candy Jar in Collingswood is your go-to if your needs are more specific. Lollipops are just one of many candy items that you can include in the shop’s custom candy trays and gift baskets.
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