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.

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

Bread Loaf Section 's outings are ON HOLD!
Based on increasing COVID-19 caseloads in Vermont, The Governor issued new guidance for social gatherings on 11/13/2020. The new guidance/order impacts GMC outings and events.

When they start up again, because of COVID-19 precautions, all outing participants must follow GMC's participant guidelines. (link to PDF)

Deer Regular Season began Nov. 14th and lasts through Nov 29th. Wear blaze orange!

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

New Bread Loaf outing photos!

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

Like so many other things, 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.

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.

GMC held & recorded a variety of events last summer and are planning to hold more.

Access recordings & see schedule at this link.