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There's a lot going on at L.L.Bean, and this is the place to keep up with all the latest news. Our blog is chock-full of great ideas and advice to inspire your outdoor adventures – as well as updates on products, sales and events in Freeport, Maine, and around the country.

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Trail Magic: L.L.Bean Employee Cori W. on Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Every year, 2 to 3 million visitors walk a portion of the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail (AT). Only a fraction of these hikers attempt the entire trail – and of those who attempt a thru-hike, only one in four... More

  1. Friday, 10/10/14

    L.L.Bean Is Popping Up in Newark, Delaware, This Fall

      WHAT: Watch for the new L.L.Bean pop-up store – it’s just 20 x 20 feet and looks like a miniature log cabin. You’ll find a great selection of holiday favorites, including our iconic L.L.Bean Boots and legendary Wicked Good Slippers. We’ll also have warm winter socks, footwear accessories and more, all backed by our… More



  2. Friday, 10/3/14

    Watch Your Step: A Hike on the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park

    Our Employee Outing Club takes dozens of trips every year – everything from skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking, paddling and camping in the summer. A recent trip took a group of L.L.Bean employees up the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park, where a steep and rocky hike led them to picturesque views… More



  3. Tuesday, 9/30/14

    Three New Stores in Three Weeks – L.L.Bean Arrives in Vermont, Minnesota and Colorado

    You think your November is going to be busy? We’ll be opening three new retail stores in three new states – and putting a lot of miles on the L.L.Bean Bootmobile in the process.     We’ll start in Burlington, Vermont, where we’ll open our first L.L.Bean Retail Store in the beautiful Green Mountain State.… More



  4. Monday, 9/29/14

    The L.L.Bean Bootmobile is heading back to school

    The temperature is dipping and the days are getting dark earlier which means winter is coming – and so is our L.L.Bean Bootmobile.   Starting today at University of New Hampshire, the L.L.Bean Bootmobile officially kicks off its third annual “Wintervention College Tour,” traveling across the Northeast to inspire students to get outfitted and get… More



  5. Friday, 9/26/14

    Hiking the Bold Coast on the Eastern Edge of Maine

    Here at L.L.Bean, we want to do everything we can to help you get the most out of the outdoors. Part of that mission is making sure that the outdoors remain vibrant and protected for all of us to enjoy. L.L.Bean conservation partner Maine Coast Heritage Trust has helped protect dozens of miles of shorefront… More



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