Welcome to our virtual guide to getting outdoors, having fun and feeling good. As we navigate a fall unlike any other, this page will be full of ways to give the family a break from all that screen time – experiencing the physical and emotional benefits of the crisp autumn air, safely  together.

Tips and Tricks

Check out these surefire ways to have a fulfilling new experience outdoors, even if it’s just in your backyard.

Fun Neighborhood Cleanup Ideas

Cleaning up litter is good for your neighborhood and for the planet. Here are a few ideas to make it a little more fun.

5 Tips for Paddling Safely

Having fun while paddling is important, but so is staying safe. Check out these safety tips from our paddling expert before you get on the water.

Get Started Hiking

What to Wear When Paddling

How to Choose a Hiking Pack

Safe and Healthy Camping Tips

Tips for Camping with Dogs

Beginner's Guide to Backyard Camping

5 Reasons Why Sleeping Outside Makes Life Better

5 Delicious Twists on the Classic S'more


CDC Guidelines

Getting outside provides peace of mind. Especially when you’re following these critical guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

National Park Updates

Chances are there's a national park near you. So get the latest on park and facility operations, safety measures, and official policies from the National Park Service.

L.L.Bean Facebook Group

Join our official fan club for getting outside, and learn new ways to safely enjoy every breath of fresh air.

Family Trail Guide

Find a perfect family-friendly hiking trail near you, courtesy of our partners at Hike It Baby.

National Park Finder

Choose an activity. Pick your state. Find a national park near you – courtesy of the National Park Foundation.

Local Park Finder

Learn all about the parks in your hometown with The Trust for Public Land’s ParkServe® database.

Thoughts from Shawn

L.L.Bean Chairman Shawn Gorman explains why this is an ideal time to get closer to nature, and shares some ideas on how we can make the most of it.


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