MEDWAY — Opponents of a proposal for a new national park in northern Maine are holding a rally against the plan in Medway.

The park would be located east of Baxter State Park, home of Mount Katahdin. Opponents plan to gather at the Gateway Inn in Medway at 1 p.m. on Thursday to voice their opposition to the park. Organizers say the group will include state officials, land owners and owners of businesses involved in the forest products industry.

Opponents of the park plan say it will hurt jobs and limit recreational access. Supporters say it would drive tourism to the area and create new recreational opportunities.

The park would be made up of 75,000 acres owned by Roxanne Quimby, founder of Burt’s Bees. Another 75,000 acres would be a recreation area.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel news

Get news and events from your towns in your inbox every Friday.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.