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. Details of all activities & events are on our calendar. Check out photos from our hikes and other activities. Non-members are always welcome. Read more about who we are on our About page.

Join us on a day hike in 2020!

Go to our Calendar page for details of all Bread Loaf's scheduled activities.

Group outings this winter, led by volunteers, are scheduled through February 2020!

Bill McKibben joins us for the 2020 Bread Loaf Section Annual Meeting!

Thursday, Feb 6th beginning at 6:30PM in Middlebury

Established in 1976, our Section will hold its 45th Annual Meeting on the evening of Thursday, February 6th at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (CVUUS) meeting space at 2 Duane Court in Middlebury. The meeting will begin at 6:30PM with a brief social time and hearty refreshments, followed by the business meeting.

Following the business meeting:

“The Climate Fight, A Report from the Front” presented by Bill McKibben

At 7:30 PM, Bill McKibben will present a special program that is sure to inspire! An author, environmentalist, and activist, Bill McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. In 1988 he wrote The End of Nature, the first book for a common audience about global warming. His most recent book is Falter, Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? He is a co-founder and Senior Advisor at 350.org, an international climate campaign that works in 188 countries around the world. Voluntary donations benefit Green Mountain Club. We hope you can join us for this special presentation!

Our current newsletter

Check out our latest upcoming events and view current outing photos.


(above) Special snowshoe tour at the Lemon Fair Sculpture Park, Shoreham, 1/25/2020 (photos: R. Penfield, D. Phelps, W. Warren)

About the park: lemonfairsculpturepark.com

(above) A "brisk" day for snowshoeing on the Water Tower Trails to Window's Clearing, 1/18/2020 (photos: D. Phelps, R. Penfield.)

Learn more about trails in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area.

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)