A Glorious Day in High Bridge!
Hop off the train in High Bridge – or – step into Scouts Coffee Bar for a hot or cold brew! Either way, High Bridge is the place for you! This old industrial town has a unique history and character, combined with a new age flare, making it the perfect stop in your visit to Hunterdon County.
Start Your Day in High Bridge!
Start off with an amazing cup of coffee from the team at Scouts Coffee Bar and Mercantile! Scouts is a High Bridge mainstay, and recently expanded their space. Come in and enjoy a cup of coffee, spend some time with friends over a game, or even enjoy a fresh pastry.
Stop by the coolest new vintage shop in High Bridge! Rascal Salvage Vintage. Add this groovy time capsule to your agenda! Owners Michele and Rob’s mission is to “scout high and low for super unique things that are quirky and fun vintage and pop culture decor and collectibles that make us yell to each other across the room, ‘WOAH, check this out!’ and we hope you have the same reaction”. From mint condition vintage clothing, art from decades past and a variety of collectibles, there is something for everyone at Rascal Salvage Vintage.
Get Active in High Bridge!
Take a walk-up Main Street to the Columbia Trail. This 15-mile rail trail is perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The trail is mostly flat and offers beautiful views of the countryside. Enjoy a walk on this former rail line trail through the hills of Hunterdon. Be sure to keep your eyes open for potential gnomes and their homes along the way!
Take a walk off the trail and down to the old site of Union Forge and Taylor Steelworks. Here you can see buildings that trace their factory roots to the 1700’s.
Visit Lake Solitude: This scenic lake is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and hiking. Most importantly, there are also picnic areas and playgrounds for families to enjoy.
Sit For Awhile!
After your walk, swing back down the hill and to Polka Dot Cafe for lunch. Pick your favorite sandwich and don’t forget to finish it off with some of their homemade ice cream!
Grab an afternoon refreshing brew or end the day with great food and drinks at Circa! Often hosting live music, Circa is a local favorite for a night out in this cozy bistro setting.
Lastly, always remember to check the events calendar before you plan your trip. High Bridge hosts several events throughout the year, including the Soap Box Derby, Pooch Parade, Christmas Tree Lighting, and a summer concert series.
High Bridge has a fun and funky, yet historic, vibe to it that everyone can enjoy! In conclusion, whether you visit by train or car, this old industrial town is filled with unique dining, brews, trails, and more!
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