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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. Read more About the Section.

What's Happening?

In spite of what it looks like outside your window, spring is around the corner! Bread Loaf Section's spring 2015 newsletter with outings for March - June is now available!  

For the latest outing information, go to our online calendarNon-members are always welcome at outings and events.

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.

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.

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.


Daan swiftly treks cross the bridge, followed by a videographer who captures every moment of the historic crossing. (Dec. 12, 2014)
(Above) Daan Zwick, former 1930s and 40s GMC caretaker at Taft Lodge, has fulfilled a near life-long dream.Sinc e his caretaking days, Daan has dreamed of a hiker footbridge that would span the Winooski River in Bolton and connect the Long Trail through the Winooski River Valley. On Friday, December 12, with his family and bridge crew members to safely guide him, 92-year-old Daan successfully and happily made his way across the footbridge! (Some photos of the crossing.)

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.