The Bread Loaf Section is the mid-Vermont section of the Green Mountain Club. Our section of the Long Trail is from Sucker Brook Shelter to Emily Proctor ShelterWe are an active group, hosting a variety of activities planned for weekends and some additional events planned for weekdays. Join us for hiking, bicycling, paddling (canoe, kayak), as well as snowshoe and cross-country ski outings and educational programs. We welcome members and non-members to participate in our events & outings, and we invite you to join GMC Bread Loaf Section.

What's Happening?

Check our Outings & Event Calendar frequently for details of all scheduled events. 

Also our Fall-Winter 2014-15 Bread Loaf newsletter is available to read online or print. It includes 2 pages of outings scheduled for November through February. For latest outing information, go to our online calendar! Non-members are always welcome at outings and events.

News from GMC headquarters

Read GMC NEWS online, which includes articles about:

  • Meet Michael DeBonis, GMC Executive Director (March 26, 2014)

Abbey Pond Trail, a favorite hike

Have you hiked up to Abbey Pond lately? All year 'round, it is a favorite Middlebury hike!
Significant trail improvements were completed on the upper trail in Aug. 2013, and this year additional rock work on stream crossings was completed in October 2014 (photos) thanks to generous donations to the Levi Duclos Memorial Fund. 

Check out our 
photos (slideshow) taken on our Sunday, October 20, 2013 hike so you can appreciate portions of the "new" trail. 

For more background and photos, go to our
Abbey Pond Trail Project page.

These look good! Big improvement to the crossing at the pond's outlet.

Go to the Bread Loaf Section's Facebook page for latest updates and photos (even if you are not a Facebook member). If you are a Facebook member, please consider "Liking" us! For additional postings, events and photos from the Green Mountain Club, also check the GMC's Facebook page.

Enjoy our latest Bread Loaf outing photos...

(above) Jay Mountain Hike, Jay NY (Aug 24, 2014)
(photos: B. Eliason)

(above) Mt. Ellen Hike, Starksboro (Sept. 21, 2014)
(photos: B. Eliason)

(above) Buck Mountain Hike, Waltham (Oct 18, 2014)
(photos: R. Penfield)

Vote for Green Mountain Club to be awarded $10,000!

GMC has been selected as one of ten Waterbury, VT organizations eligible to be awarded up to $10,000 by PC Construction, a Vermont-based company currently working on the Waterbury State Office Complex that was destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

Voting is done online. Vote here:

The voting deadline is October 31st at midnight. You can help by sharing this link with your hiker, conservation, and environmental enthusiast friends and asking them to vote. Help PC Construction see, through your voting, how valuable the work of the Green Mountain Club is to you. Thank you!