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L.L.Bean PaddleSports Event: Annual Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Event

L.L.Bean PaddleSports Event. June 3-5, 2016.

Don't miss the L.L.Bean PaddleSports Event at your local store, June 3-5. Compare different models and test out boats firsthand with our on-water demos. Our experts can answer all your questions and help you find the right gear.

You can also learn new skills (or perfect existing ones) with FREE clinics for everyone from beginners to more experienced paddlers. Plus, get out on the water with our Outdoor Discovery Schools experts.


At our bike, boat & ski store Freeport, Maine

Learn from our experts.

Learn from
Our Experts

Expand your skills with our free paddling clinics and stop by our demo pool to pick up great tips from our demonstrations.View or print Freeport
schedule (PDF)

Test out boats for FREE on the water.

Test Boats on
the Water—Free

Saturday & Sunday,
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; ages 8 & up

Hop on a free shuttle from the store to the L.L.Bean Paddling Center. Check out dozens of boats & boards and test to see which work best for you.Reserve your spot now

L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools.

Explore with Outdoor Discovery Schools

We have a lesson, trip or tour for every type of paddler—sign up today and discover Maine's beautiful coast with us.Book now


At your local L.L.Bean store Find a store near you

Test out boats.

Compare Our Boats
on the Water

Free boat testing on Friday—try out kayaks, canoes, and SUPs side by side to see which ones work best for you. Call your local store for details.

Paddle with our expert guides.

Paddle with Our
Expert Guides

Try an Outdoor Discovery School Course. We'll teach you what you need to know before you hit the water, and all gear is included.See all lessons & courses

Learn new skills.

Pick Up New
Outdoor Skills

Learn from our experts with our FREE paddling clinics, including Kayak Essentials, SUP Essentials and Favorite Local Places to Paddle.Check event calendar

Discover the best paddling gear for kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding, all backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Discover the best paddling gear for kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding, all backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Shop now

ALL COURSES LEAD TO ADVENTURE. Learn to kayak, stand up paddleboard and more! Join our expert guides for exciting lessons, camps and trips for the whole family. Classes start at just $25.
Woman paddling on L.L.Bean paddle board.

All Courses Lead to Adventure

Learn to kayak, stand up paddle board and more! Join our expert guides for exciting lessons, classes and Discovery Courses for the whole family. Book your adventure today