Welcome to our virtual guide to getting outdoors, having fun and feeling good. As we navigate a fall unlike any other, this page will be full of ways to give the family a break from all that screen time – experiencing the physical and emotional benefits of the crisp autumn air, safely  together.

Events and Activities

Outdoor Discovery Programs

Have a blast outdoors this fall! From kayak tours and hiking trips to archery, mountain biking and clay shooting experiences, our expert guides will lead the way, with special precautions in place to protect your health as you enjoy it all.


Hurry – spaces are extremely limited!

Tips and Tricks

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

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Home & Backyard




6 Fun Camping Meals to Make with Kids

Because mealtime at the campsite is a lot more fun when the whole family gets involved.

8 Delicious Twists on the Classic S'more

You wanted s’more? You got it! Thanks to Outdoor Discovery Programs guide Matt and his son Kirby, we’ve added four more s’mores to our collection of recipes, with surprising new flavors and helpful hacks.

Trade Screen Time for Green Time

Have Fun Cleaning Up Your Neighborhood

5 Tips for Paddling Safely

Get Started Hiking

What to Wear When Paddling

How to Choose a Hiking Pack

Safe and Healthy Camping Tips

Tips for Camping with Dogs

Beginner's Guide to Backyard Camping

5 Reasons Why Sleeping Outside Makes Life Better


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.

Family Trail Guide

Find a perfect family-friendly hiking trail near you, courtesy of our partners at Hike It Baby.

National Park Finder

Choose an activity. Pick your state. Find a national park near you – courtesy of the National Park Foundation.

Local Park Finder

Learn all about the parks in your hometown with The Trust for Public Land’s ParkServe® database.

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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