Monthly Archives: April 2014

  1. Friday, 4/25/14

    Our National Parks Series: Joshua Tree

    Did you know that the Joshua tree is actually a member of the lily family? Or that some trees are nearly a thousand years old? For the latest in our National Parks series, we ventured to Joshua Tree National Park and learned a bit more about the park’s unique desert terrain and what makes it… More

  2. Tuesday, 4/22/14

    L.L.Bean Essential Skills: How to Build a Bough Bed

    Like most outdoor enthusiasts, we love venturing out for weekend excursions and always have a few camping essentials ready to go at a moment’s notice. Fortunately, long-lasting gear like sleeping bags and air mattresses have not only kept us comfortable, but also help minimize our impact on the environment. Back in Leon Leonwood Bean’s day,… More

  3. Wednesday, 4/16/14

    Kikkan Randall Is Coming to Freeport

    We’ve already introduced you to Kikkan Randall, our newest design and testing partner and the most decorated female cross-country skier in US history. But how would you like to meet her in person? Kikkan will be at our Freeport, Maine, campus on Saturday, May 17. She’ll be signing autographs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and… More

  4. Wednesday, 4/16/14

    Our Urban Hiking Series: Philadelphia

    Ranked as one of the World’s 10 Best Cities for Parks, Philadelphia’s lush green spaces bloom with parks, gardens and hardwood forests. Add in a bevy of historical monuments and art museums, and the city offers something for everyone. Fairmount Park alone includes over 215 miles of trails to explore, which is just one reason… More

  5. Wednesday, 4/9/14

    Your L.L.Bean Stories. Illustrated.

    After launching Share Your Story on, our customers wrote to us with everything from product stories and suggestions to simple notes of gratitude. Every day, we learn about adventures in backyards and abroad, fun experiences with families and loved ones and L.L.Bean products passed on for generations. But most importantly, we’re reminded that by… More

  6. Thursday, 4/3/14

    Our National Park Series: Voyageurs National Park

    Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park has been a boater’s paradise ever since French Canadian explorer Jacques de Noyon first ventured along the Rainy River in 1688. With 55 miles of interconnected waterways to meander, today’s visitors have ample opportunity to explore the park’s 30 lakes and 900 islands. During our 100th anniversary, we supported the Teen… More

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