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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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Top 5 things to see and do for first-time visitors to Acadia National Park

We invited Dolores and Dan, bloggers at Acadia on My Mind and co-authors of multiple hiking guides, to share insider tips for making the most of a trip to Acadia National Park. In addition to their blog, you can... More

  1. Thursday, 6/18/15

    Get to Know Bill Gorman, Host of L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors

    Bill Gorman is great-grandson of legendary outdoorsman and pioneering outdoor retailer Leon Leonwood Bean. As host of Outdoor Channel’s L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, Bill has traveled the globe and logged countless miles in search of trophies, adventures and lasting memories with family and friends. Whether he’s in pursuit of red stag in Austria, Dall… More



  2. Tuesday, 5/26/15

    Meet L.L.Bean Paddling Instructor Daniel D.

    We recently caught up with Daniel D., an L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools (ODS) instructor from our Victor, NY store, who was excited to jump on board (literally) to share his love for paddleboarding and his excitement for teaching new skills.   What made you want to be an ODS Instructor? Growing up in the Adirondacks,… More



  3. Friday, 5/22/15

    Appalachian Odyssey: Jeff Ryan’s 28-Year Hike on the A.T.

    There are two ways to hike the famous Appalachian Trail: “thru-hiking,” which means a continuous trip from one terminus to the other; and “section-hiking,” which means splitting the hike into sections and tackling them piece by piece, perhaps out of order, perhaps over years.   Jeff Ryan didn’t realize, when he first set foot on… More



  4. Friday, 5/15/15

    The Craft behind the Craft

    Located on an unassuming street in Brunswick, a Maine legacy lives on. Not shipbuilding. Not fishing. Not “lobstah” dining. It’s blanket weaving – a rich (and warm) textile tradition stretching as far back as the 1800s.     One look around the textile mill of Maine Woolens™, the preeminent fancy weave blanket maker in the United… More



  5. Wednesday, 4/15/15

    L.L.Bean and the U.S. Ski Team

    L.L.Bean is proud to be an Official Supplier to the U.S. Ski Team. On Friday, March 27, we kicked off the partnership with an event in Sun Valley, Idaho. Our team met the Nordic Ski Team, presented them with ProStretch Fleece Jackets, took some pictures and had a great time in the legendary resort town.… More



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