There are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors this summer without straying far from home. And we’re here to show you how with activities, events, outdoor tips, giveaways and so much 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.

Facebook Group

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

Activity Book

Download our big list of outdoor activities you can enjoy close to home. See how many you can check off this summer!

Tips and Tricks

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

Hiking in a Socially Distant World

As more and more people look to rediscover the outdoors, we’ll teach you the new rules for a safe and rewarding hike.

The Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Camping

A campsite doesn’t need to be far from home. Here’s how to give your family a fun and memorable camping trip, just a few steps from your back door.

6 Ways to Prepare the Perfect Picnic

10 Family Hiking Tips, Tricks and Hacks

The At-Home Guide to Outdoor Family Fun

5 Classic Backyard Games

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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