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L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

L.L.Bean Outdoor Discover Schools

We are pleased to announce that L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools is offering programming at Sunday River this summer. 

All programs will be based out of the Grand Summit Hotel. Learn more below then book your adventure now at LLBean.com or by calling 1-888-270-2326.


Adventure Hikes

Our guided adventure hikes are a refreshing way to get outside and explore new trails.  $49

Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy a walk through the Maine woods - you'll find this guided hike refreshing and just what you need to recharge. After meeting your friendly Outdoor Discovery Schools expert, you'll head out on some local trails and old logging roads in moderately strenuous terrain. Your guide will share their knowledge of the area's natural history and wildlife, helping you with basic navigational skills if you'd like. They'll gladly answer any question you may have about attractions in the area and recommend other places you might explore while you're in town. Please make sure you bring a daypack for your water and extra layers.

Geocaching Adventures 

Our two-and-a-half-hour geocaching adventure is a great way to get outside and search for hidden treasure with a GPS.  $49

Geocaching is a fun, family-friendly activity in which a GPS is used to search for objects hidden throughout the landscape. Our two-and-a-half-hour adventure is a great opportunity for you to try this exciting sport - plus you'll learn how to navigate with a GPS. You'll start by learning the basics of GPS use, including inputting and marking waypoints, plotting your route and navigating with your GPS. Our expert instructors will guide you step by step, showing you all kinds of tips and tricks that make a GPS easy to use. You'll then head out on your adventure, exploring local trails in search of the hidden objects on your list. As you search, your guide will share their knowledge of the area's history and point out unique wildlife and terrain features. All necessary geocaching equipment is provided.

ArcheryIntroduction to Archery Course

Our two-hour introduction to Archery course is a great place to learn the skills you'll need to enjoy this exciting sport in your own backyard.  $49

This course is a great introduction to life-long archery enjoyment. After brief introductions and a safety talk, you'll receive helpful advice from our expert instructors on how to release an arrow for optimal accuracy and precision. You'll receive friendly one-on-one guidance and support from them while you practice your shooting skills. They'll gladly answer any question you have and give you expert tips on the best practices for this exciting sport. All necessary archery equipment is provided.

Fly castingIntroduction to Fly-Casting Course

Join us and cast your first fly - it's fun, easy and an exciting way to enjoy the outdoors.  $49

This two-hour introduction to fly-casting course teaches you the basics of fly casting in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Our skilled instructors will guide you, step-by-step, through the four-part cast and false cast. We'll also explain how to strip and shoot line. You'll receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and have time to practice each skill with an instructor and on your own. You'll finish this course with an excellent foundation of fly-casting knowledge. All necessary fly-casting equipment is provided. Please note this course does not include fishing time on the water.

KayakingIntroduction to Recreational Kayaking Course

Our two-and-a-half-hour introduction to kayaking is a fun way to learn, from expert instructors, the fundamental skills and safety techniques you'll need to discover new waterways.  $69

This course covers all the basic skills and safety techniques you'll need to paddle on your own. You'll learn the essentials of recreational kayaking, including launching techniques, paddling equipment, kayaking safety, reading weather conditions and more. After brief introductions, our expert paddling instructors will explain kayak design and boat fit. You'll learn about paddling terminology and basic paddling strokes. Our guide will lead you step by step through each stroke, helping you hone and refine your abilities throughout the course. You'll learn the reverse, sweep and draw strokes, allowing you to paddle straighter, turn quicker and navigate around obstacles. When you are confident in your abilities, you'll have time to practice. Our skilled guides will happily share their extensive knowledge of the sport of kayaking and give you insight about places in Maine you might want to explore by kayak. All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

Solo Kayak Tour

Leave your everyday worries behind as you take a guided tour of beautiful Round Pond in Greenwood, Maine, the birthplace of L.L. Bean. $69

Discover why kayaking has become so popular with outdoor enthusiasts. After the brief demonstration where you'll learn basic strokes, our Registered Maine Guides will lead you on an interpretive tour, sharing their knowledge of the plants, wildlife and local history of Round Pond where L.L. Bean was born. You'll explore the pond's small islands and scenic coves filled with an abundance of wildlife, including landlocked salmon and lake trout. From a wealth of stories and experience, our friendly guides will share accounts of their many paddles across the state, giving you even more ideas for future trips. All necessary paddling equipment is provided.


PaddleboardingIntroduction to Stand-Up Paddleboarding Course

Get an introduction to the exciting sport of stand-up paddleboarding in this two-and-a-half-hour course. Plus, plenty of on-water time to practice basic skills and safety techniques.  $69

Our exciting, two-and-a-half-hour introduction course is a great way to learn the popular sport of stand-up paddleboarding - the perfect blend of exercise and fun. Paddleboarding, or SUP as it's commonly called, builds core body strength while allowing you to enjoy scenic lakes, coves and inlets. In a relaxed environment, you'll learn the fundamentals of stand-up paddling and the essential water skills for being safe on the water. Our expert instructors will teach you the history of the sport and share anecdotes of their paddling excursions, giving you ideas about the fun adventures you can have on the water. You'll also learn how to use every piece of equipment, maneuver your board and the best paddling strokes for specific wind and water conditions. You'll receive one-on-one coaching and plenty of time to practice what you've learned. All necessary paddleboarding equipment is provided.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Tour

Have fun discovering Round Pond in Greenwood, the birthplace of L.L. Bean, on this three-and-a-half-hour stand-up paddling tour. Explore hidden coves, scenic inlets and fascinating wildlife around every corner. $69

Our fun, three-and-a-half-hour tour is your chance to paddle the serene waters of Round Pond while getting a great workout. Developed by surfers to enhance core body strength, paddleboarding is the perfect combination of exercise and fun. In a small and friendly group setting, you'll explore the pond's small islands and scenic coves filled with an abundance of wildlife, including landlocked salmon and lake trout you might spot from your board. Our expert guides will share their in-depth knowledge about the area and its environment. They'll also share expert tips and insightful advice to help improve your paddling skills. All necessary paddleboarding equipment is provided.