There are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors this summer while staying close to home. And we’re here to show you how with activities, events, outdoor tips, giveaways and so much more.

Events and Activities

Summer Across Maine

July 6 to September 4, 2020

Join us for a new kind of celebration, where we can all come together in ways that will keep us healthy, and distance won’t stop us from enjoying everything our great state has to offer. Not just in Freeport, but all across Maine.

See What’s Happening

Outdoor Discovery Programs

Want to go on an adventure? We’ll lead the way. Join our expert guides for all kinds of outdoor activities – with new policies in place to make your health and well-being a priority.

Book an Adventure

Hurry – spaces are limited!


CDC Guidelines

Getting outside provides peace of mind. Especially when you’re following these critical guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

National Park Updates

Chances are there's a national park near you. So get the latest on park and facility operations, safety measures, and official policies from the National Park Service.

L.L.Bean Facebook Group

Join our official fan club for getting outside, and learn new ways to safely enjoy every breath of fresh air.

Staycation Activity Book

Download our big list of outdoor activities you can enjoy close to home. See how many you can check off this summer!

Tips and Tricks

Check out these surefire ways to have a fulfilling new experience outdoors, even if it’s just in your backyard.

How to Choose a Hiking Pack

Everything you need to know to pick the right pack for your day hike or backpacking trip.

How to Choose a Pair of Hiking Boots

We’ll show you which hiking boot is best for you and why it’s so important to have the right style and fit.

Safe and Healthy Camping Tips

Tips for Camping with Dogs

5 Delicious Twists on the Classic S'more

Fun Activities for Summer Evenings

Hiking in a Socially Distanced World

Beginner's Guide to Backyard Camping

6 Ways to Prepare the Perfect Picnic

10 Family Hiking Tips, Tricks and Hacks

The At-Home Guide to Outdoor Family Fun

5 Classic Backyard Games

Easy Outdoor Games for Kids

Build a Better Backyard

Learn Even More About Getting Outdoors

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Home & Backyard


Thoughts from Shawn

L.L.Bean Chairman Shawn Gorman explains why this is an ideal time to get closer to nature, and shares some ideas on how we can make the most of it.


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