Under Canvas, the company proposing to open a “glamping” facility in Surry, offers a luxurious camping experience under its canvas tents. PHOTO COURTESY OF UNDER CANVAS

Special meeting set on Surry “glampground”

SURRY — The Surry Planning Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, to deliberate on the Surry Road luxury campground proposed by Under Canvas.

The last time the board took up the “glampground,” which would be created on Patten Bay, was March 11. That meeting was adjourned due to time.

There has been no Planning Board meeting since March 11 because of the pandemic. Beginning March 18, the town of Surry suspended all board and committee meetings until further notice in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

With the pandemic in mind, the public will not be allowed to be at the meeting in person, according to the agenda. The public may listen to the meeting via Zoom audio. Instructions for joining the meeting via Zoom are on the Surry town website on the second page of the Planning Board agenda.

The agenda states that the only people allowed to be in the meeting in person are Planning Board members, selectmen, town staff, applicants, applicant’s agents and immediate abutters.

A spokesman for Under Canvas Acadia said the company is in “a holding pattern due to the impacts of COVID-19. Under Canvas is continuing to evaluate and monitor the situation and we will be in touch with the new opening date when a decision has been finalized.”

“Once open, the new luxury camp near Acadia National Park will offer approximately 75 lodging tents set on 100 waterfront acres, with more than 1,200 feet of coastline, located just a short 35-minute drive to the acclaimed Cadillac Mountain Trail,” the spokesman said.


Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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