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.

Mark your calendar: 2022 Bread Loaf Section 47th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 26 beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Zoom

Join us via a secure online Zoom session as our Section celebrates another year of maintaining the Long Trail and leading outdoor activities. Details and how to register for the meeting here.

Hike at Spirit in Nature, Ripton.
1/8/2022 Thanks for leading, Liana!
(photos: L.Merrill)

Hiking at Blueberry Hill, Goshen. 1/6/2022
Thanks for leading, Morris!
photos: A.Christie, R.Penfield)

Hike safely! Plan for changing weather conditions especially at higher elevations. Read trail updates, check the weather & bring a map.

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 paper map or check out downloadable maps.

  • 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.

Check trail conditions and the weather.

Shorter Days and Shared Woods

The days are now shorter and afternoon outings may get out of the woods in the dark. Be mindful of approaching sunset and check the batteries on your headlamp before you realize they don’t work.

Check the Vermont Department of Fish and wildlife for hunting season details.

Plus, for additional safety reminders, go here on our website.

Happy trails!

Hiking in Vermont

GMC asks hikers to help protect natural resources by being good trail stewards and responsible members of the hiking community.


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 and recorded Speaker Series presentations.

Only a couple inches of snow on the Blueberry Hill trails in Goshen. More winter photos. (1/06/2022)