Princeton Locals Visit the New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo in Massachusetts

Chamber members Lin and Steve Whitman of Long Lake Camps were also at the expo.

By Sandra Smith


The adventure for this week was to drive down country to the New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo in Boxborough, Massachusetts. Jo-Anne Cannell from Indian Rock Camps and I left a couple of days early so as to avoid bad weather and stayed with family in New Hampshire. We had a late Christmas celebration with my daughter. It’s not the date itself that is important,it is being able to spend it with family when we can. Friday morning we set off for the hour’s drive to Boxborough, checked in and set up our booth for the Grand Lake Stream Area Chamber of Commerce. The office of Down East Acadia Regional Tourism donated funds to help us attend this event to promote the area. Friday the show was open from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. We were supposed to have the same booth space as last year but were moved toward the middle of the room where it was not well lit. We let the show staff know and soon the show owner, Dan Kenney, came by, understood our situation and came back with six men who moved our entire display to a better space. He explained that fire regulations forced the change. Throughout the show staff asked if we needed help and we truly appreciated the willingness of Dan to resolve our issue in a pleasant and helpful manner. Overall it was a very busy show with excellent attendance all three days. In chatting with chamber members Lin and Steve Whitman of Long Lake Camps, who have done the show for a number of years, they agreed it was better than last year with many more families attending. Working at a show is very tiring with long hours of standing and talking but it is always a well-spent opportunity to introduce the area to new visitors and remind others to come back.