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.
On January 31st, the Burlington television series "Destination Recreation" on WCAX featured "Winter Hiking" with GMC's Peter Antos-Ketcham.
Well worth taking the time to view/read it. Click here to check it out! (Both video and transcript available.) Well done, Pete!
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.
Snowshoeing on the Abbey Pond Trail. Improvements & upper
trail relocation were completed in Aug. 2013.
Safety on the Trail:
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:
Upcoming Special Event in February: