by Tom Isler | July 01, 2008

Current events: L.L. Bean guides lead groups on custom outdoor excursions.Don’t reach for your wet suit just yet, but Freeport, Maine-based outdoor retailer L.L. Bean is adding meeting space for up to 150 people at its Coastal Outdoor Center, where it currently runs paddling schools for kayak and canoe enthusiasts of all skill levels. The new facility should be open sometime next year.

L.L. Bean creates custom outdoor adventures for groups (, including any combination of biking, hiking, fly-fishing, paddling, geocaching, wing shooting and archery, among others. Day trips or overnight excursions throughout the Northeast can be planned.