Borough Celebrates the Re-Opening of Renovated Multipurpose Nassau Trail
The Borough of High Bridge celebrated the opening of their new Hiking and Mountain Bike trail on August 11, 2012. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Mayor Mark Desire and Borough Council Members Lynn Hughes, Michael Lynch, and Victoria Miller.
Working in conjunction with the High Bridge Environmental Committee and Borough Council, as well as the Jersey Off-Road Bicycle Association (JORBA) and the High Bridge Hill Toppers local biking club, the Nassau Trail has been transformed for multi-use .
Nassau Trail was originally cleared and established as a hiking trail by local Eagle Scout Will Meissner in 2007 as part of his attaining Eagle Scout ranking.
In 2011 a proposal to transform the trail into a place for mountain biking was put before the Borough Council. Once approved, High Bridge residents Jeff Oliver, Thatcher Simpson and a crew of volunteers used well-established and proven eco-friendly techniques to convert the trail into a flowing, single-track trail located on 52.4 acres of Green Acres property and which covers a 4-mile walk/ride on Borough-owned property.
In 2013 Borough Council approved the expansion of this trail across Nassau Road. The project is a ¾ mile Multipurpose Trail that is entirely within the confines of the Borough-owned Nassau and Springside properties connecting to the Nassau Multipurpose Trail built in 2011.
The Nassau trailhead is located near the intersection of Nassau Road and Highland Avenue in the Borough of High Bridge.
In exiting the trail at the lower end of Nassau Road. hikers and cyclists can
either continue on to the second section of the multipurpose trail which connects to trails in Clinton Township or pick up the entrance to the Taylor Steelworkers Historic Greenway and connect to the popular Hunterdon County Columbia Trail
The map below shows the current trails that have been built on both sides of Nassau Road. Updated April, 2014.
To see work being done on the Trail and its grand opening, view the Multipurpose Trail Movie.
Where It All Began
Thank you to Boy Scout Will Meissner for initially creating this trail for our residents to enjoy!