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 Shelter. We 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.
Check our Outings & Event Calendar frequently for details of all scheduled events.
Also our Spring 2014 newsletter is available and all spring outings are posted on our online calendar! Non-members are always welcome at outings and events.
Celebrate Earth Day in Middlebury!
Trails are closed during Mud Season from April to Memorial Day. THE STATE OF VERMONT CLOSES ALL HIGH ELEVATION TRAILS from snowmelt in MID-APRIL until MEMORIAL DAY SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014. This closure basically covers the Long Trail and its side trails from Mount Ellen in Waitsfield to the Northern Terminus. MORE
To help ensure a safe and fun outdoor experience, we strongly encourage you to read and learn GMC's advice about hiking in hunting Season and winter/cold weather safety. Here are some good resources to check out before heading outside:
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 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.
Above: It's a spectacular view from Snake Mountain no matter what season you hike it! (Photo: M. Greenwood)
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(photo: A. Stiles)