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Prallsville Mills
Route 29, Stockton New Jersey

This 19th century mill complex, located along the feeder canal in the small town of Stockton, contains a sawmill, gristmill and linseed oil mill. The site is leased and operated by the Delaware River Mill Society, which sponsors concerts and other programs on site.

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South Brunswick Township, New Jersey

One of the more heavily visited spots along the canal. Here the visitor can see lock #8, the locktender's house and station, and a mill site that are all located along Route 27. This site also provides access to two miles of towpath along Carnegie Lake.

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Franklin Township, New Jersey

The wooden canal bridge, the Muletender's Barracks building, the Bridgetender's House and Station and the site of the Griggstown Mill are situated at this historic section of the canal. Canoes can be rented at a private canoe rental concession on the canal. The Griggstown Lock is less than a mile south along the towpath.

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Blackwells Mills
Franklin Township, New Jersey

The Bridgetender's House, wooden bridge and mill site are reminders of the area's active past. Several annual events are held at the canal house (contact the Blackwell's Mills Canal House Association for the current schedule of events). This historic site provides access to the canal, towpath and river. The park office for the main canal is located here.

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Six Mile Run Reservoir Site
Somerset, New Jersey

Nestled in central New Jersey, the Six Mile Run Reservoir Site provides an essential area for the public to enjoy the splendor of nature. The 3,037 acres offers areas of land to hike, bike, horseback ride, bird watch and hunt.

The Six Mile Run Reservoir Site, located in Franklin Township, Somerset County, has a rich cultural history. Today, you can still find 18th century farmhouses, Dutch-framed granaries and barns that tell the story of the first Dutch settlers who inhabited the area in the 1700s. Farming has always played a significant part here, providing agricultural goods as well as a sense of rural charm. Currently, much of the land is leased to the public for agricultural purposes. The remaining acreage consists of forested lands and open fields creating a habitat for a variety of plants and wildlife.

The land was first acquired by the State of New Jersey in 1970 by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resources as a future reservoir site to serve as both a water supply and a recreational area for the public. In 1993 alternative water supply sources were discovered and the administration of the property was transferred to the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

Six Mile Run Reservoir Site has remained an oasis of farm fields and forests in an ever expanding community. We encourage you to take the opportunity to experience the beauty of this unique area.

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If you do have any questions please feel free to contact the either of the offices listed below.

Main Park Office
D&R Canal State Park
145 Mapleton Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609/924-5705
Bulls Island Office
Bull's Island Recreation Area
2185 Daniel Bray Highway (Route 29)
Stockton, NJ 08559
Phone: 609/397-2949