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 at our events and outings. Read about who we are on our About page.

Latest News

The GMC will be holding its annual meeting on June 15th at GMC Headquarters. All are welcome to attend!

Registration details and location specifics can all be found here.

Check out the Bread Loaf section hikes, bike rides, and paddling  activities on our Calendar!

Summer News

Our Summer 2024 Newsletter includes a remembrance of one of the founding members of the Bread Loaf Section, and former president of our chapter, Jan Abbott, as well as a recap of our Taylor Series talk on Amphibians and Reptiles delivered by Jim Andrews. 

Don't miss the very robust summer season hiking and activity calendar


See where our volunteer leaders have been leading group activities and photos captured by our members.

Tools and Crews!
2024 is looking to be busy year for our volunteer trail crews.

Below: An enthusiastic Middlebury College student crew in early September 2023 put in 2 drainage structures in the first 1/4 mile or so of the LT south of Middlebury Gap.

Hike safely in all seasons!

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

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

Find a Bread Loaf Section volunteer-led group hike
or check our resources and find a hike to do with your family & friends.

"Maps & Resources" page is a list for areas to explore close to home in Champlain Valley with members of your household. 

A list of other trails in Vermont: Green Mountain Club's HikeVT Trail Recommendations

 Go virtual: "Adventures with Ivor!" Pop some popcorn and go to the movies (on YouTube) and experience new hikes with Bread Loaf Section member Ivor Hughes.

Check what's scheduled on GMC's Virtual Workshops & Events and recorded Speaker Series presentations.