Green Mountain Club (GMC) Bread Loaf Section

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

Bread Loaf Section 46th Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 21st at 6:45 PM

Followed by guest speaker author Leath Tonino at 7:15 PM.

For more details and to REGISTER for this meeting,
go to

Open to the public. Donations optional.

A James P. Taylor Outdoor program:
"The Climate Fight, A Report from the Front"
Bill McKibben.
Thursday, February 18, 7:00 P.M. on Zoom
Click here for details and to REGISTER on the GMC website.

Open to the public. Donations optional.

January 18, 2020 - Water Tower Trails snowshoe, several weeks before group hiking restrictions.

Because of increasing COVID-19 caseloads in Vermont, Bread Loaf Section's outings are ON HOLD. For the Governor's latest guidance for social gatherings, click here (updated 11/13/2020.)

For a list of recommended hikes BY REGION, go to HIKE VT, love, GMC. Use this list to HikeVT through the colder months.

Like so many other activities, Trail Work looked a lot different in 2020!

David & Ellen (below) and others worked in small groups. Our final scheduled Trail Work day was 10/24/2020. More on our Trails page.

Alternatives to group hikes: Hike with your family & close friends. Or go virtual!

"Maps & Resources" page is a list for areas to explore close to home in Champlain Valley with members of your household.

- OR - "Adventures with Ivor!" Pop some popcorn and go to the movies (on YouTube) and experience new hikes with Ivor.

-AND- Check what's scheduled on GMC's Virtual Workshops & Events.

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.