(50 Minutes North). The home of L.L. Bean and it’s many, MANY outlet stores, Freeport has evolved into quite the shopping mecca — as well as a spot to explore the outdoors or catch a lovely meal.
From yuppie favorites Banana Republic and The Gap, to sportswear suppliers Patagonia and The North Face, Freeport can’t be beat for outlet deals on seasonal clothing. But Freeport is not your typical outlet mall – it’s a quaint shopping village with over 200 shops gathered around the L.L. Bean flagship store. When you get off the beaten path you’ll discover the beauty of Casco Bay and wonderful tranquil spots to enjoy the scenery. You’ll know you’re almost there when you see the huge carved Indian on the northbound side of Route 1.