Maplewoodstock  Photo Credit: Carl Patterson

Maplewood is only New Jersey locale to make Matador Network’s list of 25 American towns.

Music and arts festivals such as Maplewoodstock and Porchfest were winning cultural activities factored into Maplewood’s award.

Maplewood’s location with proximity to public transportation contributed to Matador Network’s choice for their audience of a global network for a diverse generation of modern adventurers  surrounding the town.

The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Matador Network has selected Maplewood as #17 in “The 25 Coolest Towns in America to Visit in 2021.” The only NJ town to get this designation in 2021, Matador highlights what makes Maplewood stand out, describing the town as having a storybook quality. The town’s art, music festivals, green spaces, retailers and fabulous restaurants – even the jitney – get special mention, validating the qualities that draw residents and business owners to our special town.

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce member Words bookstore as well as Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria, Lorena’s and Wine Barrel are featured as worthwhile visits. Outdoor spaces such as Memorial Park, Maplecrest Park, South Mountain Reservation and its Wildflower Sculpture Park and Hemlock Falls are recommended as well.

Matador Network describes itself as the leading global travel network for a diverse generation of modern adventurers.