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 an autumn day's hike or paddle!

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

Group outings & trail work, led by volunteers, are scheduled through November! (Read our Fall Newsletter)

Taconic Mountains Ramble hike at VT State Park, Hubbardton

Photos: R. Penfield (October 5, 2019)

(420 acres, open year round. Click for park website)

At Molly's Balcony on the Long Trail, Huntington.

Photos: T. Stimson, K. Sample, M. Fuller, R. Penfield (Sept. 28, 2019)

Enjoying the overlook at Silent Cliff.

Photos: L. Bierman (Sept. 15, 2019)

Young Adventurers Club hiked to Silent Cliffs in Goshen on Sept. 15th with YAC leader Lauren Bierman (click for more photos).

"Found our way to the Silent Cave and the Silent Cliff this morning! Fun hike with great friends. A beautiful day to be out on the Long Trail."

Find more Young Adventurers Club hikes on our Calendar page.

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.

Press release: FOREST SERVICE TO IMPLEMENT FOOD AND REFUSE STORAGE REQUIREMENTS - RUTLAND VT (July 24, 2019)

Trail Updates & Weather

Safety Tips: 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 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.