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Outdoor Discovery Schools


  1. Tuesday, 3/4/14

    How easy-to-learn is cross-country skiing? Ask a second grader.

    At L.L.Bean, we’ve been telling people for years how easy it is to learn to cross-country ski. Still, some folks remain skeptical. So we thought we’d see if a 7-year-old – fresh off his first-ever cross-country skiing excursion – might be able to convince our readers to give it a try. Guest blogger Derek Chase… More



  2. Sunday, 3/2/14

    Go for the Gold in Your Own Backyard

    Spring may be just around the corner, but here in Maine we know we still have a few weeks of winter left to weather. Not that we mind, of course. Because after watching a few hometown heroes go for the gold, we were inspired to get out and own the snow ourselves. And with testing… More



  3. Friday, 9/27/13

    One Customer Discovers the Fountain of Youth (Hint: It’s a Paddleboard)

    Meet Jack. He’s a quiet, private fellow – no airs about him, just a youthful determination. Last year, rather than slow down after turning 69, he said, “to heck with it, I want to paddleboard.”     So, with a family reunion on the Cape coming up, he decided to give it a try and… More



  4. Saturday, 7/6/13

    Adventures from the Lone Star State to Vacationland

    “We’re Texans. I’ll start the story there.” “We moved to Maine six weeks ago (for good),” wrote L.L.Bean customer, Ame M. “In order to fully appreciate our new home, we decided to start checking out the amazing opportunities in our new state. Before jumping into a kayak and paddling the cove near our house, we… More



  5. Thursday, 6/20/13

    Unplug and Play

    Playing outside is one of the best parts of being a kid. But according to recent surveys, today’s kids spend less than an hour per day outdoors and an average of 6-7 hours a day in front of a screen. Want to help your kids rediscover the great outdoors? Here are five easy ways to… More



  6. Tuesday, 6/11/13

    Building Bonds Between Generations

    L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools courses are much more than just outdoor adventures. They’re the start of new family traditions, the shared excitement of a journey ready to unfold, experiences that connect generations. For one customer, what started out as a course grew into a love of fishing that continues to bring him and his grandson… More



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