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.

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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.

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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.

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