Your destination for everything that makes the season so special. Discover ideas for finding the warmth in a winter chill; for continuing traditions in a time when so much has changed; and for giving comfort by sharing it all with the people you love the most.

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Getting kids outside every day

Due to the challenges of the pandemic, kids are spending a lot more time online and too little time outside. To provide fun and easy ways for kids to go from screen time to green time, we’ve forged a new partnership with the National Wildlife Federation. The program, called “The Green Hour,” includes seasonal activities designed to encourage kids to spend more time outdoors. We will be sharing these activities every week, so stay tuned!


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Home & Backyard




Love Is in the Air

5 Outdoor Crafts for Snow Days

New Ways to Celebrate the New Year

Build the Ultimate Winter Wish Lists

Stories That Inspire Us

We’re celebrating the power of community, the bonds we create with nature, and the change we can enable when we all come together for a greater cause in the outdoors.

Fire On Ice

For 29 volunteer firefighters from Rockport, Maine, competing in the U.S. National Toboggan Championship in February of 2020 was all about sharing an unforgettable outdoor experience that would bring them closer as a team than ever before.

Mirna Valerio: Running Through Barriers

L.L.Bean Ambassador Mirna Valerio is a stereotype-shattering icon and advocate for all who may not feel at home in nature.

Putting the Outdoors in Play

Watch L.L.Bean, Trust for Public Land and local residents work together to make the outdoors more accessible for one of Cleveland’s strongest communities.

The Little Mountain That Could

When New Hampshire’s beloved community ski mountain, Whaleback, was forced to enter foreclosure, the locals knew they had to act. Here’s how they came together to keep the lifts spinning, the kids smiling, and the joy of family skiing alive.

Events and Activities

Outdoor Discovery Programs

Winter is full of wonder when you spend it outside! Warm up with our expert guides, with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing courses, winter adventure trips and free outings for the whole family – all designed with your well-being in mind.


Winter Across Maine

Bundle up and bliss out with a season of free and discounted winter sports, outdoor fun and engaging activities for the entire family – every day, all across the great state of 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.

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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