The L.L. Bean Flagship Store is the source for everything outdoors. L.L.Bean is synonymous for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment, and expert advice for more than 100 years. Its products are recognized around the world and the customer service representation is without a doubt the best in the business. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Flagship Store draws close to three million visitors each year. It features a trout pond in the middle of the store and a 3,500-gallon freshwater aquarium that replicates a 25-foot-long section of streambed. Many customers visit the store to stock up on gear and apparel before exploring Maine’s mountains, lakes, and coastal regions. Visit at 95 Main Street Freeport, ME.Although on a busy Sunday afternoon the crush and din of the L.L. Bean retail shop resembles that of a discount department store, you can still brush up against the past, you can still feel its old Maine heart beating, if you come in the middle of the night in the middle of winter, when the temperature is dropping to zero and big black clouds are shouldering in across Casco Bay.–Yankee Magazine, September/October 2010The L.L. Bean Flagship Store is perhaps best known for its clothing, but it continues to offer a great selection of tents, camp stoves, GPS systems, rain gear, and outdoor geegaws that make you marvel that you ever did without.Yankee Magazine October 2006Everything from kayak paddles to cocktail party wear can found in this sprawling retail store, which grew from a clever pair of outdoor boots. It’s an essential stop for those headed to Maine’s open spaces. Open daily 24 hours.Yankee Magazine April 2004800-341-4341, 207-865-4761. 95 Main St., Freeport. (www.llbean.com)Today L.L. Bean is perhaps best known for its clothing, but it continues to offer a good selection of tents, camp stoves, GPS systems, rain gear, and outdoor geegaws that make you marvel that you ever did without.
New England Traveler
Planning a New England day trip, weekend getaway, or longer adventure? Explore our curated New England travel directory, featuring picks from the editors of Yankee Magazine (the New England experts since 1935) for the best things to do in each state, plus where to shop, eat, and stay.