Come Out for the Fair Lawn Street Fair

There is no better time of the year to get outside and enjoy the company of good people than the Fall season. The leaves are falling and changing color, the weather is cooling down, and the best flavors of coffees and drinks are coming out. This is also the prime time for fun street fairs.

That’s why everyone came out to the Fair Lawn Street Fair in New Jersey on October 9th. This event, which is held only held two times a year, gave locals the prime opportunity to support local businesses and vendors.

Approximately 25,000 visitors were expected this year, and this amount came out to purchase locally made craft goods, foods, and drinks from over 200 artists, crafters, and vendors.

If you are someone who would like to try their hand at selling their handmade craft goods, we encourage you to come out during the next Fair Lawn Street Fair and set up a table. There is no better way to get your products noticed. All types of vendors are welcome. Visit the fair’s website at http://streetfairs.org to learn more about this great event and how you can sign up to sell your wares at the next one.

Epic United States Road Trip

United States national parks are renowned for their natural beauty, land formations, and recreational activities. That’s why Randal S. Olson, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, released the newest edition to his growing list of epic road trips. The latest list takes travelers through 47 United States national parks.

Celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, the epic United States road trip is designed to bring travelers from around the country to see the natural beauty of the parks. A total of 27 states have national parks but, since Olsen’s guide only accounts for driving, Hawaii, Alaska, and United States territories aren’t on the list.

In all, the epic United States road trip traverses 14,498 miles and starts in Acadia National Park in Maine and stretches to Redwood National and State Parks in California.

To create the route, Olson used Gurobi TSP solver, an algorithm designed to find the shortest and most efficient route to hit a specific number of destinations in a short amount of time. Thanks to the algorithm, Olson estimates that this epic road trip will take two months to complete.

Here at Glen Toyota, we’d be thrilled to take such an epic road trip across the United States!

Have a Picnic in Fair Lawn to Celebrate National Picnic Month

As the end of summer draws near, it’s time to take a little break and celebrate National Picnic Month. Here are some of the best places to have a picnic in Fair Lawn.

  • Henderson Park. According to some Fair Lawn residents there is an “undiscovered” section of what is called Henderson Park. It is at the north end of 11th Street just before you reach Henderson Boulevard. It features a wide open grassy area with mature trees that feels like you’ve stepped out of the city. It doesn’t have any picnic tables, so you will have to bring a blanket. Watch this video to see where to find this unique spot.
  • Grove Park. Just a little ways from Fair Lawn is Grove Park in Ridgewood. This small 32-acre park is a beautiful place to enjoy a picnic and take a walk through the woods.
  • Memorial Park. Here in Fair Lawn, this wonderful park has something to offer for everyone. Take a walk along the Passaic River, take a dip in the sand-bottomed Memorial Pool, and catch a game of baseball. And, don’t forget to bring your picnic.

Where is your favorite picnic spot in the Fair Lawn area?