Green Mountain Club (GMC) Bread Loaf Section

We are the Bread Loaf Section of the Green Mountain Club in the Addison County area of Vermont. Non-members are always welcome. Read more about who we are on our About page.

LATEST NEWS! The trails on the Long Trail System are open beginning May 22, but it's not as simple as that! Please read the GMC's latest blog post (5/20):

Includes Trail Conditions and Backcountry Facility Closures, New COVID-19 Trail Etiquette, and What's Next?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Bread Loaf Section outings that were announced in our spring newsletter were canceled.

Going forward, all outings must follow GMC's guidelines and will be scheduled (likely with new restrictions) as soon as we can.

When that happens, you can check our Calendar here.

In the meantime, here are some suggestions:

MAPS & RESOURCES: Our resource list for areas to explore close to home with members of your household.

Pop some popcorn and go to the movies on YouTube! Watch your choice of "Adventures with Ivor!"

Check out the schedule & topics coming up on GMC Virtual Workshops & Events

GMC has scheduled a variety of events to bring the GMC to your home!

Also, while we wait for the time when we can schedule Bread Loaf outings again, browse some of our "pre-Covid-19" outing photos.

Please hike safely on local trails, wear a face mask around others & follow social distancing guidelines.

Safety Tips: Read trail updates, check the weather & bring a map!

Safety Reminders including link to Hunting Season dates (on this website)

To help ensure a safe and fun outdoor experience, we strongly encourage you to read and learn from these online resources before heading outside:

Bring a map!

  • Refer to published maps & resources. (We maintain a variety of links to info on this website.)
  • To check out the GMC's new digital downloadable maps that don't require cell phone service, click HERE. (Or click on GMC's 'Shop' menu item.) Once there, scroll down to view all available maps. Please note that GMC strongly recommends always having a paper map and compass in the backcountry. Digital devices may fail due to batteries dying, getting wet or broken, etc, and should only be used as an addition to paper maps.

Explore local area trails with the children in your life!

Learn more about our Young Adventurers Club. Open to everyone!

(above) Young Adventurers at Raven Ridge in Monkton. 11/10/2019 (photos: L. Bierman)