The great outdoors are calling, and L.L.Bean, in partnership with Boston Harbor Now and the National Park Foundation, is helping residents of Boston and visitors alike get outside this summer to explore their parks through weekly activities at Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.
During Saturdays throughout the summer until August 31st, L.L.Bean is sponsoring Saturdays on Spectacle, a day-long experience with facilitated and self-guided activities for island visitors of all ages, held on Spectacle Island. Just a 30-minute ferry ride from Boston, visitors to the park will be able to engage in a variety of outdoor activities, such as learning how to fly a kite, hiking with a park ranger or taking a yoga class.
“We are proud to sponsor Saturdays on Spectacle, as well as the Spectacle Summer Nights events taking place this summer,” said Michele Martin, senior manager of Brand Amplification at L.L.Bean. “We want to make sure people can maximize their time together in the outdoors this summer and are excited to support free public programming on Spectacle Island.”
L.L.Bean has partnered with the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, as a premier partner for the #Find Your Park/#Encuentra Tu Parque movement, and Boston Harbor Now, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing community access to Boston Harbor and its islands, to sponsor Spectacle Summer Nights, a series of three monthly events that offer visitors a rare opportunity to experience Spectacle Island after the park closes. L.L.Bean’s local Outdoor Discovery Programs (ODP) staff will be on-site hosting activities such as salt-water fly-casting clinics, map and compass training, and offering hammocks for relaxing outdoors.
“The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to establishing strong public-private partnerships in an effort that meets shared goals that directly benefit residents and visitors of Massachusetts,” said Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy. “By fostering strong working relationships with Boston Harbor Now, the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and L.L.Bean, the public will have a unique opportunity to access one of the Boston Harbor Islands’ most important culturally significant resources, Spectacle Island.”
To learn more about L.L.Bean summer sponsored programming occurring at Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, visit bostonharborislands.org/calendar.