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Stay tuned for the 2018 schedule and details for L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools at Sunday River! 

2017 Courses

Archery Discovery Course, $25 >>> Book Now

Our 80-Archeryminute Archery Discovery Course engages the skillset you'll need to enjoy this exciting sport in your own backyard.

This course is a great introduction to life-long archery enjoyment. After brief introductions and a safety talk, you'll receive expert advice from l.L.bean instructors on how to release an arrow for optimal accuracy and precision. They'll gladly answer any question you have and give you tips on best practices for this exciting sport. All necessary archery equipment is provided.

·         Activity level:  Easy 
·         Minimum age:  8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
·         View our archery schedule here 


Kayaking Discovery Course, $25 >>> Book Now

Our 90-minute Kayaking Discovery Course is a fun way to learn, from expert L.L.Bean instructors, the fundamental skills and safety techniques necessary to discover new waterways. 

This course covers all the basic skills and safety techniques for kayaking. After brief introductions, instructors will explain kayak design and boat fit. You'll learnKayaking paddling terminology and basic stroke techniques. 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 on your own. All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

·         Activity level:  Easy 
·         Minimum age:  8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
·         View our kayaking schedule now


Solo Kayak Tour, $59 >>> Book Now

Leave your everyday worries behind as you take a 3-hour guided tour of beautiful Round Pond in Greenwood, Maine--the birthplace of L.L. Bean founder Leon Leonwood Bean.

After a brief demonstration where you'll learn basic strokes, 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, and leave you with plenty more ideas for future trips. All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

·         Activity level:  Easy 
·         Minimum age:  10 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
·         View our kayaking tour schedule now


PaddleboardingStand-Up Paddleboarding Discovery Course (SUP), $25 >>> Book Now

Try out the exciting sport of stand-up paddleboarding in this 80-minute discovery course.

Our exciting, Stand-Up Paddleboarding Discovery 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 necessary for water safety. 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, as well as a variety of paddling strokes, and will have the opportunity to practice each stroke by the shore. All necessary paddleboarding equipment is provided.

·         Activity level:  Easy 
·         Minimum age:  8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
·         View our stand-up paddleboarding course schedule now SUP Yoga


Stand-Up Paddleboarding Yoga (SUP Yoga), $25 >>> Book Now

Take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy a peaceful moment on a paddleboard during this 80-minute course.

Stand-up paddleboarding yoga, also known as SUP Yoga, offers a unique opportunity to enjoy two fun and healthful activities on calm waters. The course kicks off with an easy introduction to basic strokes and balancing techniques. Expert instructors will guide you, step-by-step, through yoga postures, basic breathing techniques, and essential yoga principles. You'll feel your energy rise as your body relaxes. You'll move from posture to posture, gaining balance from the inside out, all while increasing flexibility and strengthening your core. This class is designed for all levels of fitness, allowing you to work and learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. Basic skills and comfort on a stand-up paddleboard are required.

·         Activity level:  Moderate to intense  
·         Minimum age:  12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
·         View our SUP Yoga schedule now


What to bring: Activity appropriate closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, hat with visor, water bottle, swimsuit*/weather-appropriate clothing (*for water courses), personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler.

Refund Policy: All discovery courses must be canceled 48 hours prior to the course to receive a full refund. All tours must be canceled 7 days' prior to receive a full refund.


2017 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
SUP 11:15AM-12:35PM SUP Yoga 1:30-3:00PM Kayak 11:15AM-12:35PM Archery 11:15AM-12:35PM
Archery 1:15-2:35PM Archery 1:15-2:35PM Kayak Tour 1:00-4:00PM
Kayak 1:15-2:45PM Kayak 1:15-2:45PM Archery 1:15-2:35PM
Archery 2:30-3:50PM Archery 2:30-3:50PM Archery 2:30-3:50PM
SUP 2:30-4:00PM SUP 2:30-4:00PM

L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools at Sunday River also offers courses on two select Saturdays, July 15 & August 5, 2017.

Saturdays, July 15 & August 5, 2017 only
Kayak Tour 9:00AM-12:00PM
Archery 12:40-2:00PM
Stand-up Paddleboarding 2:30-4:00PM

Book one of our courses, clinics and/or tours today!