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The Art of Green Living
Burns Harbour is one part industry, one part City of the Future, and all parts growing. The Town of Burns Harbor was created in 1966 in partnership with Bethlehem Steel — proof that the most unlikely combinations can create wonderful things.
The town is beginning to stake its claim as an eco-friendly area. One of its newer communities, The Village in Burns Harbor, is the first community in the nation to be awarded the National Green Building Standard. It’s initiatives like these that showcase Burns Harbor’s “Art of Green LIving.”
Although the former Bethlehem Steel is now called ArcelorMittal, the mill remains a partner with the town. Many residents also utilize Burns Harbor’s nearby access to highways and commuter rail to work in Chicago.
Residents and visitors alike enjoy Burns Harbor’s green spaces—like the 29-acre Lakeland Park—that serves as a balance to the industry. This community park has a lake for swimming and renting rowboats in the summer, and people often come to walk, play sports, and enjoy the playground. Burns Harbor is also home to a Little Calumet River fishing access site.
Things to do in Burns Harbor:
- Play sports like volleyball and basketball or enjoy swimming and fishing at Lakeland Park.
- Catch salmon, trout, and other fish along the Little Calumet River.
- Check out The Village in Burns Harbor, the first community in the nation awarded the National Green Building Standard.
- Drive past ArcelorMittal for a glimpse of how industry coexists with Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes.
- Stop by the Burns Harbor Food Truck Square from the end of May to the middle of September.