Trails & Trail Work

Contact Us About Trail Work

David Morrissey, Bread Loaf's newly-elected 2015-16 Trails Manager.Bread Loaf's Trail Manager is David Morrissey.

Trail Work Schedule 2017


Spring clean-up, Sat. June 3 (rain date 6/4)

Fall trail work, Sat. October 14 (rain date 10/15)

Saturday dates will have Sunday rain dates.

There is work for all abilities. Please contact our trails manager David Morrissey at or phone him 802.352.1060 if you are interested in participating. 

Spring 2017 Trail work/walk through
On June 3rd, eleven trail crew workers walked through 6+ miles in 2 groups from Middlebury Gap to Sucker Brook Shelter. After arriving back at the cars, David Morrissey’s family treated some of the crew to an awesome surprise “tailgate style” cook-out at the Chatfield parking area on Brooks Road, complete with salads and chocolate chip cookies. Thanks to all the Morrissey family!

Fall 2016 Trail Report
At our Sept. Exec Comm. meeting, Bread Loaf Section Trails Manager David Morrissey reported on three full days of work, Sept 9, 10, 11, with 20 Middlebury College volunteers installing a set of stairs on the LT near the Snow Bowl, as well as work on water bars south of Rt. 125. Matt Shea from GMC supervised the stairs project, and David Morrissey worked the full 3 days. Another section of the trail needs stairs, which will require 5 days of trail crew labor plus materials. T This project is on a heavily used part of the trail en route to Lake Pleiad. Some puncheon replacement is needed this fall, to be scheduled October 29/30.

If you're interested in learning about trail work in our Section, read our Trail Work Procedures. David will send out email alerts a few weeks prior to each workday. Weather permitting, there are always volunteer opportunities which can be done individually or in a group! If you have questions about trail maintenance in our section or to volunteer, please contact David. Thank you!

Trail Notes/Updates in the Bread Loaf area

Our section of the Long Trail is an 11.4 mile section from Sucker Brook Shelter northward through Middlebury Gap (Vt. route 125) to Emily Proctor Shelter.
Please check the GMC Headquarters website's Long Trail Updates for notices about trail conditions along the entire Long Trail.

Weather Reports of Vermont Peaks

Mountain Point Forecast gives you real-time weather reports on Vermont Peaks!

Photos of Trail Work 

A good day's work!
Volunteer trail work is a rewarding experience and a great way to give back to the trails.
 Take a look at some photos of recent trail work parties.

Safety Tips & Hunting Seasons

Before heading out to enjoy outdoor treks or paddles, please check:

Raking out

"Remember that anyone who can hike 3-5 miles and wield a rake, hoe or clippers can do trail maintenance. We love to have new folks on the crew. And sometimes there are even cookies! "

Chip Morgan (Trail Manager 2007-2013)