FOA Offers to Give Land



TRENTON — Friends of Acadia approached officials Tuesday with an offer to give to the town 207 acres of property at Crippens Creek not set aside for use for the Acadia Gateway Center.

The nonprofit organization is interested in donating the parcel of land off of Route 3 for conservation purposes, said conservation director Stephanie Clement. She attended the selectmen’s Tuesday meeting to ask for the town’s support in seeking to develop a trail system on the parcel.

“One of the things we’ve been discussing from day one is trails. I’m all for it,” said chairman Jim Cameron.

A joint project between Acadia National Park and the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Acadia Gateway Center is a $20 million facility set to include a transportation hub, welcome center, restrooms, bus maintenance facility, long-term parking and office space. Voters approved entering into a contract with the MDOT at the town’s annual meeting May 30.

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