Best of NJ 2017: Recreation and Personal Interest

New Jersey is not short on fun activities. Take a look at the exceptional attractions and recreation around the state!

Wood Robinson, owner of Ocean City's Bookateria Two, stocks plenty of beach reading for his flip-flop wearing customers.
Wood Robinson, owner of Ocean City's Bookateria Two, stocks plenty of beach reading for his flip-flop wearing customers.
Photo by Frank Marshall

We asked our readers to vote for their favorites in 41 categories. Here are the winners in the Recreation and Personal Interest category. (Winners are listed for three regions: north, central and south. In the event of a tie, multiple winners in a region are listed.)

Bike Shop

North: Jay’s Cycle Center, Westfield
Central: Brielle Cyclery, Multiple Locations
South: Danzeisen & Quigly, Cherry Hill

Camera & Photography Store

North: Unique Photo, Fairfield
Central: New York Camera, Princeton
South: Rand’s Camera, Toms River

Indie Bookstore

North: Town Book Store, Westfield
Central: Labyrinth Books, Princeton
South: Bookateria Two, Ocean City

Musical Instruments Shop

North: Ritchie’s Music Center, Rockaway
Central: Jack’s Music Shoppe, Red Bank
South: Garden State Music Center, Toms River

Outdoor Gear & Camping Store

North: Ramsey Outdoor, Ramsey/Succasunna
Central: Harry’s Outdoor, Robbinsville
South (Tie): Fisherman’s Headquarters, Ship Bottom; Gorshin Trading Post & Supplies, Haddonfield

Record & CD Store

North: Scotti’s, Summit
Central: Princeton Record Exchange, Princeton
South: Haddonfield Record Exchange, Haddonfield

Ski Shop

North/Central: Ski Barn, Multiple Locations
North/Central: Pelican Shops, Multiple Locations, Morris Plains
North: Summit Ski & Sport, Summit
Central: Lang’s Ski’n Scuba, Ewing
South: Danzeisen & Quigly, Cherry Hill

Surf Shop

North (Tied): California Beach Hut, Denville; Elite Divers, Randolph
Central/South: Brave New World Surf & Snow, Little Silver/Point Pleasant Beach/Toms River
Central: Inlet Outlet Surf Shop, Manasquan
South: Ron Jon Surf Shop, Multiple Locations (Chain)
South: Baja East Surf Shop, Point Pleasant

Toy Store

North: Just Kidding Around, Multiple Locations
Central: JaZams, Princeton
South: The Toy Shop, Cape May

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