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PaddleSports Event

May 31 to June 2, 2019 · Freeport, Maine

Don’t miss our annual L.L.Bean PaddleSports Event, where you can test the waters in our giant selection of kayaks, canoes and paddleboards – plus enjoy special savings on boats and boating gear. Plus, you can speak with experts from top paddling brands, learn new skills with FREE clinics, and enjoy special discounts, giveaways, hourly raffles and more all weekend!


Try Out a Boat or SUP and Get a FREE $20 L.L.Bean Gift Card*

Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Take a free shuttle from the Bike, Boat & Ski store to our oceanfront paddling facility in Freeport, where you’ll get to test dozens of boats and boards right on the water. Ages 8 and up.

We’ll also be hosting free paddling skills clinics at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., led by expert instructors from our Outdoor Discovery Programs team.

*One per visitor. Limited quantities. While supplies last.

Experience Even More at Our Store

We’re bringing an exciting lineup of paddling events for all ages to our Flagship campus, beginning with a FREE screening of the 14th Annual Paddling Film Festival on Friday. Then, join us over the weekend for a lecture and book signing with avid paddler and bestselling author Porter Fox, an impressive display of canoe craftsmanship from Penobscot Nation’s Butch Phillips, and much more.


Paddling Season Starts Now!

We have a lesson, trip or tour for every type of paddler, from introductory Discovery Courses to exciting multiday adventures. Our experts will teach you what you need to know before you hit the water – and show you the outdoors from a whole new perspective. Spaces are limited. Sign up today!


Need Help Choosing a Boat or SUP?

Our expert store staff and visiting paddling vendors will be happy to answer your questions and help you select the perfect kayak, SUP or canoe. You can also get started online anytime with our informative selection guides.