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.

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!

Mark your calendar for our next event!

The James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series

“Searching for White Blazes: Hiking the Long Trail in Winter”

Thursday evening, February 20 at 7:00PM

With Mary Lou Recor

Location: Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (CVUUS)

2 Duane Court in Middlebury. DETAILS>>

NEW DATE! 2020 ANNUAL MEETING

Bill McKibben will speak at Bread Loaf Section Annual Meeting!

Thursday, March 26th, 6:30-8:30PM.

CVUUS, 2 Duane Ct, Middlebury, VT ~ Public invited.

Please carpool if possible!! Sharing journeys reduces carbon emissions, and parking may be limited! Our original meeting date (Feb. 6th) was canceled due to poor weather.

Our current newsletter

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


(above) Snowshoe to Owl's Head Lookout, ADK in NY 02/15/2020 (photos: B. Francis, R. Penfield.)

(above) Snowshoe to Bristol Ledges, 2/8/2020 (photos: R. Penfield)

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)