THURMONT, Md. (AP) — The town of Thurmont says it’s negotiating to sell 450 acres to the state to expand nearby Cunningham Falls State Park.
The Frederick News-Post reports that town officials held a closed meeting Tuesday to discuss the matter.READ MORE: 3-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Protects Children Ages 6 Months To 5 years, Pfizer & BioNTech Say
Mayor Martin Burns says the state approached the town about buying the land, which is surrounded by the park.
He says the initial offer was too low but the state is now offering more.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Cooler Weather Offers Much-Needed Relief
Burns says the town would keep about 80 acres, including the town’s reservoir.
Cunningham Falls covers at least 5,000 acres in the Catoctin Mountains north of Frederick.MORE NEWS: Man, 53, Fatally Shot In Head In North Baltimore, Police Say
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