Stockton

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. 

Location

United States
40° 24' 25.9992" N, 74° 58' 49.1376" W
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Prallsville Mills in Stockton
Stockton
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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. 


 Don’t miss:

• Staying at the 300-year-old Stockton Inn, a haven for artists and actors in the early 20th century.
 
Sunflower Glass Studio, for hand-blown glass made in a century-old stone house.
 
• The craft gallery in the Prallsville Mills complex.
 
Insider Tip:
If you love the romance of covered bridges, head a few miles north to New Jersey’s only covered bridge, Green Sergeant’s, which crosses the Wickecheoke Creek.
 
The NJ Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Map and Resource Guide has information for cyclists planning to explore the scenic back roads, along with cultural and historic information.