L.L. Bean in South Windsor offers a variety of no and low-cost outdoor activity clinics, including stand-up paddle-boarding, GPS navigating, camping essentials, basic kayaking and more. (Most fees range from free to $20.) Pre-registration is required and there are age restrictions for some of the classes. Information: www.llbean.com or 860-643-3840
It’s a new trend in summer sports, and if you visit L.L. Bean in South Windsor any Saturday this summer, you can take a course in stand-up paddle-boarding for $20. Shuttles take participants to a nearby location, where L.L. Bean guides provide all gear and equipment and teach basic techniques and safety skills. (Pre-registration required. Ages 8 years old and up. Kids under 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult.) Information: www.llbean.com. Registration: 860-643-3840.