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?

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

Go to the Bread Loaf Section's Facebook page for announcements and photos (you do not need to be a Facebook member). 

The Summer-Fall 2015 Bread Loaf newsletter is available in our Newsletter section. It includes news articles & outings scheduled for July-October. Please note that latest outing information is always listed on our Calendar.

Fall Foliage reports

yankeefoliage.com (Yankee Magazine)

GMC's Long Trail "Trail Magic Day" in Bread Loaf section
(Above photo) Six Bread Loaf Section volunteers greeted hikers and provided "trail magic" at Appalachian and Middlebury Gaps (3 volunteers at each gap) on a beautiful Saturday, August 8th, as part of GMC's "Trail Magic Day"... an event that was held along the entire length of the Long Trail at major road crossings in Vermont. Water and treats were offered to hikers as well as information about GMC, trail advice and directions. 

Thank you, Spring Trail crew!

Clearing downed trees along the Sucker Brook Trail.

(Above photo) Our first 2015 workday was held Saturday, May 16. For photos and additional trail work dates to be scheduled this summer and fall, check out Trails page.

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.

Bread Loaf Section's Facebook pageIf 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.

Current Photos
(above) Our leaders & participants enjoyed beautiful weather at this year's Kingsland Bay outings, 8/9/2015. photo: R. Penfield

(above) View from Mt. Abe (Lincoln), 8/1/2015
photo: M. Greenwood

Photos from GMC Annual Meeting 2015

It was a beautiful June day in Waterbury Center on June 13th. If you missed it, we have a few photos taken at the Winooski Footbridge ribbon cutting (June 12) and at the Visitor Center at GMC Headquarters (June 13). If you have never visited either, we highly recommend both... walk the footbridge and visit the Center! 

If you haven't been to GMC's headquarters/visitor center in Waterbury Center, plan a visit soon!

Quite a crowd of excited members and friends crossed from north to south, then back again.

(Above photos) Under the tent at GMC Headquarters on June 13 & crossing the Winooski Footbridge at the June 12th opening.