Freeport village offers hundreds of outlets, Maine-owned shops, great restaurants, and family friendly activities within a 5-10 minute stroll of the L.L.Bean campus and your drop-off location. The village is easily walked with ample sidewalks, plazas, sidewalk cafes, and interesting shops and outlets around every turn.
For a full list of shops, restaurants, and things to do, grab the Freeport Walking Map & Guidebook or visit freeportusa.com.
Here’s a sample of what you’ll find:
L.L.Bean Flagship Store, Home Store, Bike, Boat & Ski Store, and the L.L.Bean Outlet
Visit the Flagship store of L.L.Bean, the world famous retailer of outdoor gear and apparel. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe (aka L.L.Bean Boot). He obtained a list of nonresident Maine hunting license holders, prepared a descriptive mail order circular, set up a shop in his brother’s basement in Freeport, Maine, and started a nationwide mail order business. Along the way, L.L. Bean threw away the keys to the shop in Greenwood Lake, saying: “We don’t need the keys. We will never close.” Defects in the initial design led to 90% of the original production run being returned: Bean made good on his money-back guarantee, corrected the design, and continued selling them. While its business has grown over the years, L.L.Bean still upholds the values of its founder, including his dedication to quality, customer service and a love of the outdoors. L.L.Bean products are rigorously tested, guaranteed to last and always shipped free.
Take a stroll through the village of Freeport and find the name-brands you love like Coach and North Face, while discovering new local favorites like Brahms Mount, Maine Woolens, Sea Bags, and Jill McGowan. Explore along side streets and uncover hidden gems where you’ll find Maine-made gifts and foods for you and your family. Take a break at an outdoor sidewalk patio and sample Maine cuisine, including old favorites like lobster rolls, chowder, and boiled lobster. Hundreds of shops and restaurants await, all within an easy walk of L.L.Bean!
Freeport Historical Society At Harrington House
45 Main St. “To Comfort, Heal & Cure” exhibit features an 18th century Medicine Garden. Visitors can play word games, vintage paper dolls, and a “Cure our Ailment” quiz. Families are invited to make their own “poultices and teas” from the Medicine Garden by using historic recipes! (Hold the arsenic and mercury!) 207-865-3170
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools
Sign up at the L.L.Bean Flagship Store, Main St. Paddle the coast, cast a fly, try stand-up paddleboarding, take your best shot with archery or sport shooting. Sharpen skills or start exploring – exciting trips, tours, and classes help discover a new reason to love the outdoors. Check their schedule for free clinics and step on classes upon your arrival.
Leon Gorman Park
Just a block away from L.L.Bean, the park offers a short loop trail, picnic tables, covered picnic pavilion, and grassy area within easy walking distance of your drop off location. Grab a sandwich or picnic lunch at Bow Street Market, next to the Park, and enjoy the Maine outdoors!