L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Day (Win $100 L.L.Bean Gift Card)

CONTESTS | | April 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm

photo credit L.L. Bean


Congratulations Lynn R.

When you think L.L. Bean, you think outdoors. In fact you barely open the main doors, where the handles are in the shape of oars, and you are greeted by kayaks. We know that if we are looking for quality products to survive  in winter we can head to L.L. Bean and we will find it. L.L. Bean is celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2012 and has some special stuff up their sleeves.

The L.L.Bean Bootmobile, is heading to several cities in celebration of this milestone and I am beyond ecstatic that it is starting in Boston from April 13-16.

L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Day on April 14th

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Boston Common – Corner of Boylston & Tremont Streets

 Here are more details about the event

With the Bootmobile as the backdrop, expert guides from L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools® will lead various family-friendly – and free – outdoor activities on the Common. Participants will have the chance to try their hand at fly-casting, knot-tying and several backyard-style games, as well as hang-out at a mock campsite and learn a thing or two about tent set-up. These events are intended to get children and families excited about the outdoors and being active.

Mayor Menino will be there early to announce a free program: Boston Summer Kayak Series. Beginning June 16 in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, the participants will receive an introduction to recreational kayaking and learn basic skills and safety, followed by a trip out onto the Charles River.

Now for something special for my readers

Would you like to win a $100 L.L. Bean gift card?

To win tell me what is your favorite outdoor sport/activity Winner chose by random.org. Giveaways open to  US residents only 21+ only. Winner must reply within 48 hours or new winner will be drawn. 

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Please DO NOT leave your email address within the comment!!! Contest closes on April  15th 2012.

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Disclosure: The giveaway prize is provided by L.L. Bean. No other compensation or product was provided


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    Marilyn Wons says:


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    I have two: trail running and mountain biking. Or three: rock climbing. Four: skiing. Five: hiking. Six: camping (not really a sport, but still). Picking just one favorite is hard!

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    Lauren Durkin says:

    My favorite outdoor sport is hiking.

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    Mary Beth Elderton says:

    We love swimming

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I have 2: one to watch and one to play. My favorite sport to watch outdoors is soccer. Since I’m not terribly coordinated, my favorite sport to actually play is badminton.

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    hminnesota says:

    fave outdoor sport is biking.

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    Margaret Smith says:

    My favorite is volleyball.
    Thanks so much.

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    kamani says:


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    Yona says:

    I like playing basketball with my sweetie but tennis is fun too.

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    Janet F says:

    I like bicycling.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Deanna G. says:


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    Jessie C. says:

    We love biking.

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    Raine says:

    I love LL Bean! and snowboarding!

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    NJJ says:

    I love kayaking and fishing!

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    Adrienne gordon says:

    I like hiking

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    Susan Smith says:

    We love swimming and biking

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    kristen m says:

    my favorite outdoor activity is hiking!

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    Swimming,I love to take the grandkids an watch them have fun in the water an I play too!

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    Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is mountain biking

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    rachel b. says:

    fishing & hiking

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    pamk says:

    biking is my favorite sport

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    cynthia says:

    hiking and swimming

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    melissa n says:

    i would say biking and fishing are my two favorites.

  24. 24
    courtney b says:

    we like fishing!

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    Michelle C says:

    I like hiking and biking. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Amber says:

    I love hiking because it’s fun and surrounds you in nature and it’s something the whole family enjoys together!

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    Melanie B says:

    I would have to say swimming

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    Kristi C says:

    My favorite is hiking.

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    Anne says:

    I have loved fishing since I was a little girl!

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    Cynthia C says:

    I’m a daily walker.

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    T. Lawson says:

    I like going hiking.

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    Pauline M says:

    We like to go swimming, but once a year, we take a weekender white rafting trip!

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    April says:

    We love to go hiking and geocache!

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    liz carlin says:

    Fishing wins.

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    Linda says:

    bike riding

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    g. penrod says:

    bike riding

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    EMMA L HORTON says:


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    Amy Zachek says:

    My favorite outdoor sport would have to be hiking in Colorado!

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    SHANNA says:


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    Kim Henrichs says:

    Swimming is my all time favorite.

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    elven johnson says:

    I like camping.

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I love walking in the woods!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Charlotte Padgett says:


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    Ashley C says:

    I like to go swimming at the ocean

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    Sarahviz says:

    My family’s favorite outdoor activity is definitely playing basketball in the driveway!

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    Denise B. says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is walking and swimming.

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    Sarah Hirsch says:


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    Theron Willis says:


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    Jess says:

    I love walking. I’d swim more if it didn’t take so long for the ponds/lakes to warm up.

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    brandy g. says:

    I like going hiking.

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    edq143 says:

    Hiking and picnicing

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    Angela J says:

    I used to like fishing, now just sitting at the lake and watching people is more my style

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    Lynda E says:

    We love camping and hiking.

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    paige chandler says:

    I love Beach Volleyball

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    Crystal F says:

    Softball! My daughter plays and I love watching her and helping her practice. thank you!

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    Min says:


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    linda lansford says:

    my fave is the swimming in the ocean

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    Joy F says:

    Tennis is one of my favorites.

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    Being Loopy says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is kayaking. I did it for the first time two years ago and I’m hooked!

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    mickeyfan says:

    I like gardening.

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    John Stetson says:

    We enjoy hiking, particularly in the Smoky Mountains.

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    patricia says:

    Swimming is my favorite activity.

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    Douglas Houston says:

    Mountain Biking is my favorite

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    Suzanne K says:

    Tough one, I love walking in the botanic garden, gardening, and even napping in a hammock (tee hee, *I* consider that an activity!)

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    jenn says:

    I like kayaking

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    Meaghan F. says:

    I like playing tennis.

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    Dyna says:

    Hiking is my favorite!!

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    Lilly says:


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    Cecilia says:

    camping with friends:)

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    Cecilia says:


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    angela says:


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    nikki says:

    …taking the dog out

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    running around with my little boy

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    Patrice says:

    Taking walks in the woods and on nature trails is my favorite.

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    Running !! I really need new sneakers !!

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    Kyl Neusch says:

    playin beach volleyball

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    Jean Lynd says:

    I’m torn between swimming & gardening.

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    Kristie says:

    My favorite outdoor sport is fishing.

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    amyc says:

    Hiking in the wood is one of my favorite outdoor activities.

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    susan varney says:

    we like hiking if were not at the horse races

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    Jennifer B says:

    I have too many favorites! Camping, hiking and biking

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    Desmond says:


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    Leona P says:

    Going for walks

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    Kristy T says:

    I love playing volleyball!

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    Kathleen says:


    kport207 at gmail dot com

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    Stacey B says:

    My favorite sport is bmx

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    Sarah says:

    My favorite is canoeing.

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    gina says:

    Rock climbing

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    Brenda C says:

    love boating and just being by the water!

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    Amy Lee says:

    I love swimming!

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    Isabelle says:

    I like biking!

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    John says:

    Swimming for sure.

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    Natalia says:

    I love biking.

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    kasey kollman says:

    I like bicycling.

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    angie says:

    I’d pick walking/running.

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    Lynn says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is biking!

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    anash says:

    i love gardening most of all!
    Thanks for a super giveaway!

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    Bonnie Robertson says:

    Riding my bike

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    Janice says:

    love, love biking!

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    Amanda says:

    Picnicing. Although, I’m not sure if that is an outdoor activity. It is to my family.

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    linda chay says:

    We love swimming

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    mindy says:

    i am simple with me it is walking

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    Jimmy says:

    My favorite activity is swimming

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    Christy says:

    I like to play baseball

  107. 107
    Jessica says:

    We love hiking

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    Heather S says:

    We like to go hiking

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    Dee says:

    I love hiking and softball!

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    Ms. T says:

    Like fishing or camping/fishing..

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    Jessica Gengler says:

    love playing tennis

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    s riches says:

    My favorite is hiking.

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    Jannie Bryant says:

    horseback riding

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    Jennifer T. says:

    Our favorite outdoor family activity is hiking.

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    Kate says:

    I love geocache-ing!

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    Chris says:

    i love talking walks/hikes on nature trails!

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    Brad says:

    I love hiking with my kids

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    Debra F says:

    I love working in my garden all day long!

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    Kim C says:

    i love bike riding as a family!

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    Wendy Rozema says:

    my favorite outdoor activity is volleyball!

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    Belinda Shaw says:

    My favorite outdoor actiivty is walking.

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    heather says:

    my fav outdoor activity is tennis

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    Christine says:


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    Kathlyne says:

    My favorite is hiking.

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    Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I enjoy mountain hiking

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    Mindy M says:

    I enjoy walking and hiking

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    nikki says:


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    jake M says:


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    I love to camp and hike in the Mt Hood area.

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    Lisa says:

    Love hiking!

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    LuAnn K says:


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    Stacy says:

    One of my favorite outdoor activities is running.

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    Annette D says:

    My favorite outside activity is walking. I walk everyday with my wonderful dog, Pepper.

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    Denise S says:

    I like hiking the most.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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    Patti Berry says:

    Would make me so happy!

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    Marcia Goss says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is walking every day.

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    Christine W says:

    Our favorite is swimming at the beach!

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    Sassy says:

    I love hiking

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    Cindy Brooks says:

    My favorite outdoor sport is swimming (in the lake)!

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    Julie says:

    I love to play volleyball, ride bikes and go for walks thanks

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    Sammi says:

    hiking in the forest

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    Nicole C. says:

    We love to go swimming.

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    Sarah VM says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is bike riding with my family.

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    Kathy says:

    I love riding bikes as a family~

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    Paticia Treskovich says:

    like taking long walks

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    Rosanne says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is walking by any body of water river lake ocean

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    Sunshyn V says:

    I was always used to be partial to sword fighting but now I’d probably say swimming is my favorite outdoor activity.

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    Heather T. says:

    love taking walks with friends and with my family

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    Jackie says:

    I love mountain hiking.. We do a lot of it here in AZ

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    katfam says:

    I absolutely love kayaking.

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    jen says:

    our favorite outdoor activity is swimming, pool, lake, it doesnt matter, but we love the water!

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    Heather Garcia says:

    We loving fishing and camping!!

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    Holly C. says:

    we love hiking!

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    Paula Tavernie says:

    I love fishing and camping!

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    Kristi H. says:

    I love to walk for exercise while listening to my MP3.

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    My favorite outdoor sport is hiking

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    Patricia Crowley says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is hiking! I like going to our local state parks.

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    Sylvie W says:

    I have two favorite and completely different outdoor activities. First, going for long walks. It is so freeing. Second, is lounging in a hammock with my eyes closed and just listening to the sounds around me. They seem so intensified when I’m relaxing on a hammock.

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    Claire says:

    My favorite is tennis.

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    Devanne says:

    Fishing on our boat with the family!

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    Eileen Burke says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is swimming with the kids!

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    Caryn S says:

    Ours is swimming

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    Paula Hafner says:

    My family enjoys hiking and riding our bikes together.

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    LeesaWho says:

    We’re nature photographers. We hike…a lot! I love LL Bean Sportswear. Thanks for the giveaway.♥

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    Cynthia R says:

    favorite outdoor activity is kayaking

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    steve stone says:

    I enjoy hiking with my dogs.

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    McKim says:

    We like to go camping in the mountains near our home town.

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    rageena says:

    swimming & sunbathing

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    MelissaO says:

    It’s a tie between kayaking and hiking!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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    Jennifer says:

    We are some serious bicycle riding fools at my house!

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    Daniel M says:

    mounting biking!

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    Jill L says:

    Geocaching and camping.

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    Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    love camping and playing tennis
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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    Debbie C says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is gardening.

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    Selene M. says:

    Favorite outdoor activity is sitting around campfires with friends.

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    ann says:

    Tennis is king!

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    sheryl gruhler says:

    Gardening is my favorite outdoor activity.

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    Leslie says:

    Running on the beach with my dog.

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    Adrienne Bireley says:

    I love running and hiking with my family.

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    Christina Brundick says:

    I like to take walks and play tennis

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    Sarah says:

    My favorite is swimming.

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    Nicole G. says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is canoeing.

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    Christina Sparks says:

    camping is my favorite outdoor activity between BBQ, hiking, hanging out, watching the stars at night sitting by the campfire

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    Mary Gardner says:

    i love swimming!

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

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    Peter G says:

    I love biking.

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    Jody Sisson says:

    I Love Camping.

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    kathy pease says:

    we love to play basketball in the driveway

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    Diane Baum says:

    I love golf

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    alyce poalillo says:

    I am not real athletic but I love to hike and take nature photos and birding

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    Debbie Hogue says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is playing badminton with my family, also we love to go trout fishing during summer months

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    Lisa L says:

    I enjoy playing tennis

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    Denise M says:

    our favorite outdoor activity is swimming

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    julieh says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is hiking.

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    Pauline M says:

    During the winter months, my kids and I spend the weekends skiing and during the summer, it’s swimming at our condo pool!

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    mistysunrise says:

    My favorite activity is walking outside

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    Leslie S. says:

    Camping and going on nature walks is a favorite past time of my family.Thanks!

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    Solducky says:

    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

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    tallcapp says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is just walking in my neighborhood.

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    Tara says: