Soap Box Derby Day, June 6th


Come Out To The 8th Annual Soap Box Derby


Races begin at 8:30am

on Main Street, High Bridge, NJ – 08829 

32 Racers Will Roar Down Main Street!


What’s Happening Saturday? Fun For Everyone!


  • Face Painting for the Kids
  • Fun contests and trivia in-between races
  • Hilltop Deli will have their excellent food available



  • Open at 7am.  Grab coffee & breakfast at The Harvest Cafe at 11 Main Street
  • Frozen drink specials ALL DAY!



  • Mrs Rileys Publick House is and has been open for breakfast EVERY Saturday Morning starting at 8:30.

  • Some choices include:  Pork roll,  Sausage, Omelet’s, Egg Sandwiches, French Toast, Steak & egg, corned beef hash, poached eggs on  toast, coffee or any other item on the menu including mouthwatering Bloody Marys!



  • FREE Birch Beer.  Look for the tent!



  • 20% off everything STORE-WIDE!




FREE Rita’s Ice while supplies last!

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  • Get Here Early and Put Out Some Chairs. Parking is available at the following locations:
  • High Bridge Reformed Church (Fairview Ave) –
  • The NJ Transit Train Station (West Main Street)
  • Union Forge Park (Washington Ave)
  • McDonald Street Parking Lot
  • And all along the Main Street and Church Street neighborhoods (except Main Street) All are within walking distance of the race. – For handicap accessibility use either the McDonald Street lot (closest) or the NJ Transit lot (next closest). 

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View Map

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What’s The Weather Forecast?

Click here to find out

The Derby will be held RAIN OR SHINE.

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MANY Things To Do in High Bridge After The Races!

Walk/bike the Columbia Trail. website

The Columbia Trail is a rail trail that begins in High Bridge, NJ, and stretches to Flanders, in Morris County. It was created from portions of the former Central Railroad of New Jersey High Bridge Branch and runs for a total of 16.2 miles (26.1 km). The Columbia Trail is VERY scenic, as the meandering and beautiful South Branch of the Raritan River parallels the trail along most of its route through Hunterdon and Morris Counties. Near the northern terminus of the trail in Morris County is Long Valley, NJ, where the trail crosses a road near a small commercial district. Just north of Long Valley, Patriots’ Path provides links east towards County Route 513 and west towards Schooley’s Mountain Park. A notable portion of the Columbia Trail is the Ken Lockwood Gorge, between Califon and High Bridge (2.5 miles north of High Bridge). The South Branch of the Raritan River parallels the trail through the gorge, and is a scenic fast-flowing small river with recreational activities, especially fly fishing. A 60-foot (18 m) trestle carries the trail over the river in the gorge.

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High Bridge Hills Golf Course High Bridge Hills. website

is known for providing guests the utmost in personal service, a friendly atmosphere and a beautifully-conditioned course – all at an affordable price. A darling of golfers and the press alike, High Bridge Hills has emerged as Northern New Jersey’s best true links course. The par 71, 6,700 yard layout, routed in an authentic links style, unfolds against spectacular terrain overlooking the beautiful Spruce Run Reservoir. Elevation changes are aplenty, including the dramatic Par 3, 8th hole with a tee-to-green drop of nearly 100 feet over a natural gorge. From the moment you arrive to the final putt, your experience will be among the best of any golf course or country club in the nation. We look forward to your visiting High Bridge Hills, again and again, today and in the years to come.

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Fly Fishing in Ken Lockwood Gorge. website

The Ken Lockwood Gorge was purchased in 1948 by the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife and has been referred to as “the most picturesque in the state.” The 21⁄2-mile (4 km) stretch of the Raritan River’s South Branch comprises the central feature of this 260-acre (110 ha) Wildlife Management Area. Steep, hilly woodlands host a plethora of flora and fauna including both game and non-game varieties, including a diverse population of birds and mammals.

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Mountain Bike on the Nassau Trail.  web info

The 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 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.

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.

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