Monthly Archives: June 2013


  1. Thursday, 6/27/13

    Join Our Annual Fourth of July Celebration

    We’re kicking off our annual Summer in the Park calendar here in Freeport, Maine, with a weekend-long Fourth of July celebration. Join us July 4-6 for our annual 10K Road Race and Fun Run, free concerts, and more special events and activities for the whole family. Mark your calendars – this celebration only comes once… More



  2. Wednesday, 6/26/13

    L.L.Bean and #AdventuresNYC

    Sometimes the best place to escape the city is right in the middle of it. This past weekend, the L.L.Bean Bootmobile was in New York City for the 9th Annual Adventures NYC, a Backpacker magazine event in Central Park. The premise of the event? Discover adventure right in your own backyard. The event brought outdoor… More



  3. Thursday, 6/20/13

    Vacationland: Maine

    What if there was a place that had everything? The sea, the sun, snowy slopes, scenic overlooks, shopping. Art museums and five-star restaurants with top chefs. All the makings of a bona fide Vacationland. Sound too good to be true? Well, we hope to convince you that it’s not. At L.L.Bean, we’re happy to hail… More



  4. 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



  5. Tuesday, 6/18/13

    From Portland to Portland: Ben and Becky’s Great American Adventure

    Meet Ben and Becky. After graduating from college this spring, these two friends decided to spend 40 days crisscrossing the US on a “last adventure prior to entering the real world.” They left Maine with a tankful of gas, a trunkful of L.L.Bean camping gear and a spirit of adventure. Their planned route, which will… More



  6. Tuesday, 6/18/13

    “I Know It’s Just a Backpack, But…”

    A backpack is, in its simplest form, just a way to carry your stuff. But there is a moment when it becomes more. It becomes a connection to the larger world, a memento from adventures past, a ticket for trips to come.   “It was like a switch. I put on my backpack…I knew I… More



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