Please note the new, Borough Hall open public hours:
Monday: 12 noon – 4 pm
Tuesday: 9 am – 4 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 12 noon
Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Open 9 am to 4 pm on elections and the last day utilities and taxes are due each quarter.
Happy 100th Birthday
Ruth Alpaugh receiving a Longevity Award
from Mayor Mark Desire and Council President Lynn Hughes
High Bridge Cultural & Heritage Committee
History and Historic Preservation Lecture Series June 27
Topic: Geologic Underpinnings of High Bridge and the Highlands
What led colonial entrepreneurs to set up an ironworks in this area? How – and when – did the natural resources they relied on get here? How has their discovery and use influenced the development of the local community and local industries?
Speaker: Geologist John Allen
Place: High Bridge Emergency Squad Building
Time: 7:30 pm
The most effective form of mosquito control is through eliminating potential breeding grounds.
- Eliminate sources of standing water to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.
- Appropriately treat ornamental ponds to prevent mosquito breeding. Mosquito “dunks,” an easy to use biological larvicide (which is not hazardous to humans or other wildlife) for use in standing water that cannot be drained are available at most home improvement stores, hardware stores, or home and garden centers for about $1.00 each.
- Empty birdbaths at least once a week.
Nature and Community Living Abound in the Borough of High Bridge
A Place Where Residents and Businesses Can Thrive
Nestled in the northern section of Hunterdon County, the Borough of High Bridge is a quaint, small town, abundant in outdoor recreational opportunities. A strong sense of camaraderie exudes from its caring, involved residents who support numerous community events throughout the year. Others are attracted to the Borough to enjoy its open space and varied, plentiful natural resources. Permeated with values of yesteryear and forward-looking in its approach, High Bridge calls residents, visitors and businesses to experience all the Borough has to offer.
Young families are drawn to this close-knit community and its highly-rated schools, youth sports programs, and Borough-sponsored family and community activities. Outdoor enthusiasts can take in a round of golf at The High Bridge Hills Golf Club or enjoy the Columbia Trail, a 7-mile, flat trail which starts at the Borough Commons. Many come to bike, jog or walk the Columbia Trial.
Scenic views at Ken Lockwood Gorge, the South Branch of the Raritan River, and Lake Solitude more than satisfy a nature lover’s quest for serenity. Fishing spots are numerous along the span of the South Branch, with a notable, premier fly fishing area in the Ken Lockwood Gorge.
High Bridge sponsors many activities geared towards families such as the summer movies and concert series, a weekly farmers’ market, the annual Pooch Parade, the Annual Soap Box Derby and Community Day festivities.
Founded in February 1898, American history abounds in High Bridge as well. The Borough boasts many historical buildings, among them Solitude House, abutting Lake Solitude, circa 1725 or earlier, and the Taylor-Wharton Iron and Steel Company ( TISCO) Building. High Bridge’s historic past is plentiful for history buffs to absorb and explore.
Conveniently located along New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line, High Bridge is a short distance to major highways (Interstate 78 and Routes 22 and 31), making it ideally suited for commuters who, at the end of the workday, leave the hustle of more-densely populated urban areas behind for the Borough’s scenic, rolling hills and peaceful setting along the South branch of the Raritan River.
Businesses can take advantage of both the high income and skilled labor pool accessible in High Bridge and its surrounding communities. The Borough’s quaint downtown is zoned to accommodate such enterprises as retail shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, and bed and breakfast lodgings. A commercial area can accommodate everything from manufacturing and repair services to office complexes, banks and other such institutions.
High Bridge, a quintessential small town, is a place where residents and businesses alike can thrive, but it’s not a location or a destination – it’s a way of life. Come check us out.
Pay Online: Tax and Utility bills
Open to High Bridge residents only. A blank record will appear if no balance exists on your account.