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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 Fall-Winter 2014-15 newsletter for November -February due out later in October.

News from GMC headquarters

Read GMC NEWS online, which includes articles about:

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


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.

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.


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: http://www.pcconstruction.com/donations/


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!




Abbey Pond Trail, a favorite hike

Have you hiked up to Abbey Pond lately? Autumn or winter are superb times of the year to do this favorite Middlebury hike!

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: Continuing 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 young families. Read all about Bread Loaf's YAC.