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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 Summer-Fall 2014 newsletter is available and all spring outings are posted on our online calendar! Non-members are always welcome at outings and events.

Watch for our Summer newsletter due out in June, featuring more outings for July - October.


Safety on the Trail

To help ensure a safe and fun outdoor experience, we strongly encourage you to read and learn from good online resources before heading outside:


Find Weather Forecast Websites on our "Safety Reminders" page.


Abbey Pond Trail Project

Abbey Pond Trail improvements were completed in Aug. 2013. We offer photos (slideshow) taken on our Sunday, October 20th hike so you can appreciate portions of the "new" trail. For more background and photos, go to our Abbey Pond Trail Project page.

Bread Loaf's Young Adventurer's Club: Search for a new leader!

Bread Loaf Section's YAC ended its inaugural  year in July 2013. The outings, led by Andrea Kane, were an outstanding success! Now that the Kanes have moved to Peacham, we are searching for a new person to come forward to lead a new season of outings for our area's families. Read all about Bread Loaf's YAC.

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.

Some of the seven hikers who enjoyed the cultural and historical tour of the Jerusalem Trail led by Cecilia Elwert (center front) on 7 June 2014. The group ascended (and descended) 1,802 feet, trod 4.8 miles, visited several distinct ecological zones, and traveled — by historical maps, books, and odd documents, plus the direct knowledge of the outing leader — through three centuries of the effects of human culture on the trail and the adjoining settlement of Jerusalem. Participants were also introduced to some of the techniques of trail maintenance by the maintainer herself (outing leader Cecelia Elwert), and enjoyed the shared knowledge of trail flora by fellow hikers. (Photo by Catherine Nichols)
Current Photos
Above: Pharaoh Lake Wilderness in Southern Adirondacks.

Enjoy more Bread Loaf outing photos...

News from GMC headquarters

Read GMC NEWS online, which includes articles about:
  • New GMC Executive Director: Meet Michael DeBonis (March 26, 2014)