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Burning Basin (Overlook)

Nature Loop

This wetland area surrounds the Burning Basin, where Bethlehem Steel drained the water in 1942 to allow burning and scuttling of the WWI ships. Several freshwater marsh plants can be found along the water’s edge, such as pickerel weed, tuckahoe, cattails, and wild rice. These species serve as important habitats and a food source for many species.

Check out this guide to freshwater marsh plants!

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