Calendar of Activities

Our Calendar is back! More fall and winter activities are being planned & will be added soon.

Beginning in July 2020, the Green Mountain Club started requiring that All participants register with the activity leaders in advance, acknowledging that they have read, understood, and agree to follow the GMC outings guidelines, and must provide their phone number and email in case of a later need for contact tracing. Click here to find and read these guidelines.

Why don’t we always list Bread Loaf’s activity start times?

When our hike leaders publish outings, many of us choose to omit start times because:

1) Potential participants can then contact us beforehand so we can provide details & any last minute changes to the hike plans; 2) We can wait a few minutes if someone who is expected is delayed; 3) and unfortunately (but true), sometimes cars at trailheads can be targets for break-ins so we don't advertise the time when cars will be unattended.

Some leaders do publish their start times or indicate morning or afternoon; it's the leader's choice!

The GMC calendar (link is below) shows Green Mountain Club Section Outings and Trail Maintenance trips as well as Green Mountain Club educational events and volunteer opportunities.

Also check out all of GMC's Updates and Events and Sign up for eBlaze, GMC's monthly email newsletter.

Other events of interest in Addison County:

  • Monthly Wildlife Walks. Otter Creek Audubon & Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) Monthly Wildlife Walks are open to community members to help survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park in Middlebury and the Hurd Grassland in Weybridge. For dates and detailed listings of upcoming outings, visit the MALT website or Otter Creek Audubon website.

Abbey Pond Trail, a favorite hike

Have you hiked up to Abbey Pond lately? All year 'round, it is a favorite Middlebury hike!

Significant trail improvements were completed on the upper trail in Aug. 2013, and this year additional rock work on stream crossings was completed in October 2014 (photos) thanks to generous donations to the Levi Duclos Memorial Fund.

Check out our photos (slideshow) taken on our Sunday, October 20, 2013 hike so you can appreciate portions of the "new" trail.

For more background and photos, go to our Abbey Pond Trail Project page.

These look good! Big improvement to the crossing at the pond's outlet.