Special Events

Coming up: Summer 2018 special events

  • Annual Labor Day Potluck Social and Corn Roast Monday, Sept. 3rd in Middlebury
  • Speaker Program in Middlebury: "Wool Knickers and White Blazes, A 1917 Inspired End-to-End Long Trail Hike" presented by GMC's Executive Director Mike DeBonis (Thurs. October 18th at 7PM)
Click here for our calendar of hikes, events and programs.

Past 2018 special events: 

Annual Kingsland Bay Outing (Hike & Paddle)

Sunday July 29th... A perfect summer day at Kingsland Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh. 
(Above) Paddlers were able to wave to the group who hiked the trail from the beach area. More photos.


Green Up Day Festival at Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op

Saturday May 5th. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our Bread Loaf Section’s display table at MNFC to meet our volunteers (Thanks, Mike, Betty, Ralph & Bruce), and to view maps, the latest GMC publications, learn about the Long Trail. One lucky person from Shoreham won our free drawing and received a GMC logo hot drink mug and a copy of GMC Day Hiker's Guide to Vermont

Taylor Series: Walking the Coast to Coast Path

Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series (Photos from our Feb. 21 event) 
Featured Speakers: Deb Van Schaack & Nancy Custer Carroll
Deb and Nancy shared their images and stories of their fifteen-day self-guided walk on the 192-mile, unmarked and unofficial Coast to Coast Walk across England in September 2017. Through three national parks from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, Deb and Nancy encountered sun, wind, rain, magnificent countryside, thousands of sheep and some very fine folk with whom to walk and share a pint at the end of the day. Thank you, Deb & Nancy, for a presenting this program to 130 attendees! 
Bread Loaf Section Taylor Series Feb 21, 2018

Bread Loaf Section's 43rd Annual Meeting, Jan. 25, 2018

Special Events
(above) photos of 43rd Annual Meeting of Bread Loaf Section - Over 50 attendees (40+ members, 10 non-members).
2017 Annual Meeting Minutes (accepted at 2018 meeting)
Combined reports for 2017: Membership, Trails & Shelters, Outings/Activities, Publicity
Featured Speakers: 
  • Tom Candon, vice president of the GMC. Tom reported on GMC's latest projects priorities.
  • Kristin McLaneGMC's Membership & Communications Coordinator - Following the annual business meeting, Kristin presented a program & photos of her September 2017 13-day hike on the long distance Cohos Trail in New Hampshire. Read a summary of her hike and Kristin's bio