A river – more specifically, the Delaware River – runs alongside Stockton and with the river comes a section of the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and its top-notch recreational facilities.
This tranquil town has a yesteryear feel, with Victorian-era buildings enjoying new lives as inns, restaurants and galleries.
Although the D&R Canal is 44 miles long, many highlights are located in the Stockton area.
The Bulls Island Recreation Area
(three miles north) is a small, forested island with stands of sycamore and silver maples and the only place on the canal with camping facilities (43 sites).
In Stockton, the 19th
-century Prallsville Mills
(part of the D&R Canal) includes original saw, grist and linseed mills and the John Pralls Jr. Historic Manor House.
The complex focuses on the years between 1720 (when the first mill was built) and 1955 (when the last mill ceased operation).
The visitors center has maps and brochures for self-guided tours and contains information on the NJ Scenic Byway (Rt. 29), which traverses town.