Small Town NJ: Stockton
Springtime in New Jersey is pretty fabulous. Flowers popping out of the ground, trees blooming in white and shades of pink, and sun, sun, sun. I feel like I've been in hibernation for the past three or four months and now I'm ready to go and explore. Lucky for me there is just so many great places in New Jersey to explore! Today I'm sharing one of my favorite small New Jersey towns: Stockton. If you're looking for a fun drive or a great bike ride, you have to explore route 29/River Road and the Delaware Raritan Canal Path. The canal path is perfect for bike rides, short or long, and runs through some really fun small towns that have local food, adorable boutiques, and beautiful views of the Delaware River. Two of my favorites on this trip are Stockton and Frenchtown. Both are so tiny but have fun shops, restaurants, and offer fantastic views whether you choose to drive or bike ride. Today I'll be sharing some of my spring adventures in Stockton.
If you're coming from the south on route 29, you'll come upon Stockton right after leaving the tourist hub of Lambertville. Stockton is the ultimate small town, just a blip on route 29 but perfect for the bike riders along the Delaware River canal path. There is one main street, Bridge Street, and along it are just one or two small shops, a convenience store, and the Stockton Market. The Stockton Market is fairly new, maybe a couple of years old. Inside it's a market with local vendors selling everything from macaroons (oh yes) to fresh cuts of meat. I didn't get any pictures on the inside because it was later in the day and some of the vendors had already gone home. The other fun thing about Stockton is that it has bridge over to Pennsylvania called Centre Bridge. It's both a walking and driving bridge and if Stockton is too small for you, just stroll on over the bridge to Dilly's, a really fun roadside food stand with the best ice cream treats. And one more thing is that it is the town directly across from where I'll be getting married in July! I think the charm of Stockton is that it still maintains its history and its small town vibe. It's the perfect stop on a New Jersey road trip.