AUGUSTA  — The Maine Conservation Department says Aroostook State Park is growing by 25 percent thanks to a purchase with state and federal funds and a private donation.

Maine’s first state park will add 14 acres.

The state bought the land with money from the Land for Maine’s Future and federal Recreational Trails programs. In addition, the parcel’s Massachusetts owner Nancy Askin gave a discount on the land price.

The land purchase is expected to provide the park with hiking on scenic trails, protection of an existing trail used for cross-country skiing that extends into the park, and more land for hunting.

Read the press release on the acquisition.