Calendar of Activities

The GMC has canceled all in-person meetings and outings for the near future due to concerns over COVID-19 (the coronavirus). Click here to read a special announcement about GMC Annual Meeting.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the outings through May that were announced in our spring newsletter have been canceled. When we are able to lead GMC sanctioned outings again, we will add them to our calendar below.

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!

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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.