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

The Staycation Summer Backyard Concert

Friday, August 14, at 7 P.M.

Join multi-platinum singer/songwriter Andy Grammer on Facebook for a FREE streaming concert – from his backyard to yours.


Complimentary Outdoor Courses

August 14-30

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We’re closing out summer in a big way, by offering complimentary Outdoor Discovery Programs courses for a limited time. It’s the best reason to get outside yet, with skilled instructors and special precautions in place to protect your health as you enjoy it all.


Hurry – spaces are extremely limited!

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.

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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 Stand and Paddle on a SUP

Learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding from Kevin, our expert paddling instructor, so you can get out on the water and have some fun.

Kayaks 101: Getting to Know Your Kayak

Kevin from our Outdoor Discovery Programs is here with a quick rundown of the basic equipment you need to start kayaking – you’ll be paddling like a pro in no time.

How to Choose a Hiking Pack

How to Choose a Pair of Hiking Boots

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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