Meeting to focus on how businesses can benefit from new campground

WINTER HARBOR How businesses can benefit from the new campground being built near Acadia National Park will be the topic of a meeting Thursday, Aug. 28, at Hammond Hall.

Among those attending the 6:30-8:30 p.m. session will be Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele, Bob DeForrest, project manager for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and Sam Coplon, project and design manager for the campground project.

Steele will discuss how the campground will be managed. DeForrest will talk about the background of the complicated land easement. Coplon will explain the layout of the campground.

Lyme Timber Co. of Hanover, N.H., purchased 3,300 acres owned by an Italian development firm and sold an easement to Maine Coast Heritage Trust for property abutting Acadia on the Schoodic Peninsula.

Lyme Timber then partnered with a private family foundation to build two new trails across other neighboring land as well as an 80-to-100 site campground on property near the entrance to the park.

The campground will open in the summer of 2015.

All members of the Schoodic Peninsula community are welcome to the meeting.

The meeting is sponsored by Schoodic Creates. For more information, contact Pam Broderick at 963-2547 or [email protected]

Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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