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.

Summer Activities

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

Group outings & trail work, led by volunteers, are scheduled through August.

Trail Magic at App Gap on Long Trail Day under perfect VT summer skies! Thanks to all the hikers and supporters of LT Day!

After party at Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury. Thanks, Ellen, and everyone who hiked and supported team "Ellen's Loopers"! More photos

Bear hunting season starts in September: Read Vermont's ANR announcement.

Speaking of bears, stay "bear aware" and read about efforts to control bears along the trail.

Click here for Safety Reminders, plus...

  • 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.
  • "Producers of app aim to cut down on backcountry rescues" (includes a 3-minute video) and interviews with Neil Van Dyke, the state's search and rescue coordinator and GMC's Matt Krebs, operations and publications coordinator. This story was produced by WCAX on December 10, 2018.

Silver Lake Family Friendly Hike, Salisbury/Goshen

July 27, 2019. Eleven hikers enjoyed perfect weather for a hike up to Silver Lake and enjoy the water, loons and a hike to Lenny's Lookout on the return hike. (photos: R. Penfield)

Tips as you make your summer plans:

More Safety and Trail Updates

To help ensure a safe and fun outdoor experience, we strongly encourage you to read and learn from these online resources before heading outside:

ALSO - Find Weather Forecast Websites on our "Safety Reminders" page.