Special Events

Coming up:

Speaker Program on Thurs. October 18th at 7PM in Middlebury

"Wool Knickers and White Blazes: A 1917 Inspired End-to-End Long Trail Hike." Presentation by GMC's Executive Director Mike DeBonis at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist meeting space. Directions.

Click here for details on our Calendar of hikes, events and programs.

Past 2018 special events:

Annual Kingsland Bay Outing Hike & Paddle).

Sunday July 29th was a perfect summer day at Kingsland Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh.

Green Up Day Festival at Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op (Saturday May 5th).

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our Bread Loaf Section’s display table at MNFC to meet our volunteers and view maps, the latest GMC publications, learn about the Long Trail. One lucky person from Shoreham won our free drawing and received a GMC logo hot drink mug and a copy of GMC Day Hiker's Guide to Vermont.


(Above) Paddlers were able to wave to the group who hiked the trail from the beach area. More photos.

Thanks, Mike, Betty, Ralph & Bruce for representing GMC at this year's Festival.

Taylor Series: Walking the Coast to Coast Path, Feb 21

Featured Speakers: Deb Van Schaack & Nancy Custer Carroll

Deb and Nancy shared their images and stories of their fifteen-day self-guided walk on the 192-mile, unmarked and unofficial Coast to Coast Walk across England in September 2017. Through three national parks from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, Deb and Nancy encountered sun, wind, rain, magnificent countryside, thousands of sheep and some very fine folk with whom to walk and share a pint at the end of the day. Thank you, Deb & Nancy, for a presenting this program to 130 attendees!

Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series (Photos from our Feb. 21 event)

Bread Loaf Section's 43rd Annual Meeting, Jan. 25, 2018

Click here for photos of 43rd Annual Meeting of Bread Loaf Section

2017 Annual Meeting Minutes (accepted at 2018 meeting)

2017 Treasurer's Report

Combined reports for 2017: Membership, Trails & Shelters, Outings/Activities, Publicity

Featured Speakers:

  • Tom Candon, vice president of the GMC. Tom reported on GMC's latest projects priorities.
  • Kristin McLane, GMC's Membership & Communications Coordinator - Following the annual business meeting, Kristin presented a program & photos of her September 2017 13-day hike on the long distance Cohos Trail in New Hampshire. Read a summary of her hike and Kristin's bio.
Special Events

Annual meeting attended by more than 50 adults & youth (40+ members, 10 non-members).