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It’s Showtime for Campers and Boaters

January 20, 2019

Have you ever thought about going camping? Now is your chance to find out more about heading out and doing just that.

The Boston Camping and Trailer Show is going on right now and will treat you to more things camping than any place on the planet. In fact I don’t think there is anything Boston leaves out.

If you are new to camping and just want to know and learn the basics there are outfitters here to help you with tents, sleepwear, fire starters etc. Everything to get the new camper off on the right foot.

If you want to know about a fifth wheel, popup camper or perhaps a streamline this show is for you. They have every size and make available under an 800-foot long roof.

They also are showing you trailer parks and campgrounds up and down the coast and from the east to west. Road trips to take that will make your experience a breeze.

The show ends Monday at 5 p.m. so pack up the family and take them to the Boston Convention Center. The cost is $15 per person but the kids are free under 12.

There is another show to tell you about that so many of you look forward to, the Fishing Camping and Boating Show at the Boxford Regency.

This was the show once held in Worcester and now bigger and better with boats included in their program.

Outfitters from all over the United States and Canada will have you doing a dance as they do their best to entice you to their camps with great deals. You can get the best of the best here on bear hunts in Canada, or a mule deer hunt in the midwest, perhaps a deep-sea fishing trip in Alaska. Also fly-in trips to Ontario or some place you could have only hoped for in your dreams and it’s here.

The show is being held from January 25 -27 and the cost is $15. Don’t miss this exciting show.

Ice in the local waterways still is iffy. In some places there is four inches of ice while in others just two inches and not enough to hold you.

Kids as well as adults in this area are going through the ice. Take a pick and test the ice as you creep. If you don’t find three-plus inches of solid black ice then back off. This year has been weird with very cold weather then warmth then some more cold making the ice formation very uneven.

The very small ponds of 2-3 acres are perhaps safe but the 100-acre ponds I would not walk on at all.

Bill Biswanger’s email is bboutdoor1@aol.com

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