This tranquil town has a yesteryear feel, with Victorian-era buildings enjoying new lives as inns, restaurants and galleries.

A river – more specifically, the Delaware River – runs alongside Stockton and with that flowing current of water comes a section of the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and its top-notch recreational facilities. Although the D&R Canal is more than 70 miles long, many highlights are located in the Stockton area.

The Bulls Island Recreation Area is a small, forested island with stands of sycamore and silver maples and offers all manner of hiking, biking, boating, paddling, fishing, birding and wildlife watching.

The 18th-century Prallsville Mills (part of the D&R Canal) includes original saw, grist and linseed mills and the John Prall Jr. Historic Manor House. The complex focuses on the years between 1720 (when the first mill was built) and the 1950s (when the last mill ceased operation). After your visit, you can continue along Route 29 to take in the Delaware River Scenic Byway.