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Outdoor Discovery Schools


  1. 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



  2. 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



  3. 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



  4. Friday, 6/14/13

    Win a Play Day at Fenway

    Ever wonder what it would be like to hang out with Red Sox legends at Fenway Park? Here’s how you can find out. Enter the L.L.Bean Fenway Park Sweepstakes for a chance to spend some time with former Red Sox greats and experience the magic of Fenway Park like never before.   Grand Prize (125… More



  5. 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



  6. Thursday, 6/6/13

    A Four-Hour Commute Has Never Been This Much Fun

    Commuting to and from work doesn’t typically fall onto the list of things you would do on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), but don’t tell that to L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School Instructor Rob Hutchison. He decided to push the limits by commuting home from work on his SUP, a 15-mile trip through Casco Bay from Freeport… More



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