Our state has so many popular attractions, some of which are known worldwide.

Whether it's the shore, our major theme parks, boardwalks, amazing state and county parks and our great downtowns, New Jersey has a lot to offer.

There is more to the state than just the popular go-to places we have come to know and love.

We asked our listeners to highlight some of the out-of-the-way, off-the-beaten-path places that must be checked out.

The Glen — Montville

It's a beautiful spot apparently with a waterfall. We hear that it's a little tricky to find but it's near Lake Valhalla. Locals can clue you in.

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Google Maps

Reeds Beach — Cape May Court House

It's on the Delaware Bay a few miles up from Cape May. More remote and undeveloped than most of the Jersey Shore.

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Dennis Malloy / Townsquare Media

Maurice River Cruise — Millville

We went this past summer, and you won't believe you're still in New Jersey. It's seasonal but worth the wait.

Old Mine Road — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

The drive is stunning and a stop at the Walpack Inn Restaurant is recommended.

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Via New Jersey Motorsports Park - NJMP on Facebook

New Jersey Motorsports Park — Millville

It's a real motorsports entertainment complex that's been hosting a wide variety of races since 2008.

Swartswood Lake — Stillwater, Sussex County

Don’t expect jet skis or gas-powered motorboats racing across the 519-acre natural glacial lake as only electric motors are permitted. Instead, you'll get views of colorful sailboats, canoes and kayaks on the still waters of Swartswood Lake.

Chef Vola's — Atlantic City

It's a unique family-style restaurant in an old shore house about a half a block from the beach. You used to have to know someone to get in. Now you just have to call exactly one month before your desired date to make your reservation. Call early in the day!

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Via Ferry Park on Facebook

Ferry Park — Cape May

They built a beautiful complex and dining experience on the launch site of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Great indoor dining and a great outdoor space with festivals in the summer.

Seabreeze — Fairfield, Cumberland County

It's known as an "abandoned town" on the Delaware Bay. But a few families still hand on to enjoy this unique waterfront town.

Amico Island Park — Riverside

Great for bird watching, fishing or a remote waterside picnic. It's surrounded by water on three sides and offers great views of the Delaware River and Rancocas Creek.

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This has to be the best farmers market in New Jersey

If you’re looking for a great farmers market, you have to visit the Summit Farmers Market. This year they have over 50 vendors, offering a large selection of great produce from various local farmers, lots of specialty foods and more. There is also plenty of free parking. My dog and I went for a visit last week and took pictures of what they have to offer.

Vendors Not Pictured:

  • Adventure Kitchen
  • Angel Planet Foods
  • Anita's Baked Wonders
  • Bull 'N Bear Brewery
  • Fit Fed Puppy
  • Foraged Feast
  • Hummus Boss
  • Jana's Jammy
  • Java's Compost
  • Kariba Farms
  • Louis Organics
  • Luxx Chocolat
  • Made with Clay
  • Mangalitsa
  • Our Woods Maple Syrup
  • Roaming Acres Farm
  • Spice Sisters
  • Stefan's Polish Foods
  • Sustainable Haus
  • Valley Shepherd Creamery
  • WoodsEdge Farm

The Summit Farmers Market will be open every Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will last until November 20th. The market is located at Park & Shop Lot #1 on the corner of DeForest Avenue and Woodland Avenue.

Below are photos of some of the local vendors joining the farmers market this season:

One of the Top 50 Candy stores in the US is right here in Jersey

Black River Candy Shoppe in Chester New Jersey was selected in Food Network Magazine's “America’s 50 Best Candy Stores” a couple of years back and the story went viral online earlier this year.

I decided to take a trip down there for myself to see what they had to offer. Right, when you walk in you feel like you are Charlie about to take over the chocolate factory. Black River Candy Shoppe is a cute little candy shop offering hundreds of different types of candy.

They have old-school childhood candy as well as an incredible selection of newer candy varieties. Candy is displayed in old whiskey barrels, and a lot of their candy is sold in bulk by the pound. It is located in downtown Chester right off of Main Street. Check out the photos from my recent visit:

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