Outdoor Discovery Schools


  1. 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



  2. Wednesday, 12/24/14

    Georgette Kanach: Master Maine Guide and Master Wildlife Artist

    There are not too many people who can claim to be a Master Maine Guide (for 31 years and counting!), a 2014 Miss Maine Sportsman finalist and Artist of the Year for the State of Maine Sportsman’s Show – but one of them happens to be right here at L.L.Bean. Georgette Kanach, a sales representative in… More



  3. Friday, 12/19/14

    Canoeing Maine’s Wild Allagash River

    It would be hard to call the Allagash River a Maine “secret.” Henry David Thoreau canoed the river and immortalized it in The Maine Woods more than 150 years ago, and it’s been protected as a National Wild and Scenic River for almost half a century. But the river’s remote path through Maine’s North Woods… More



  4. 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



  5. Friday, 8/15/14

    Spend a Day at Camp with Guster!

    Camp is summer’s great escape – a chance to try new things, spend more time outdoors and hang out with new friends. We don’t think that should end just because you aren’t a kid anymore. Guster – one of our favorite bands, from right here in New England – is getting ready to release their newest album. We’ve… More



  6. Thursday, 7/31/14

    Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Exercise Has Never Been This Much Fun

    We gave L.L.Bean Trailblazer Lea Davison a stand-up paddleboard to help her recover from hip surgery last winter – and she wasted no time getting out on the water!   “I’m a land and mountain lover to the core,” she said, “but this has really opened up an entire different world and love.”   We weren’t… More



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