Environment Maine
Bangor Daily News
Bill Trotter

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — With the help of some nonprofit organizations, the park is planning to grow on Mount Desert Island by more than 50 acres, according to a park official.

There are two parcels that total 56 acres that the park plans to acquire, Acadia Superintendent Sheridan Steele said Friday. One parcel, 39 acres is size, abuts Lower Hadlock Pond near the village of Northeast Harbor. The other, 17 acres, abuts Round Pond, near Long Pond and the village of Pretty Marsh.

“Both of these tracts are undeveloped and we want to keep them that way,” Steele said.