It seems that just like that, the leaves begin to change and fall is here — It seems like the cool weather and the change of colour in the trees happens all at once. But you can also start on a last-minute adventure with some spontaneous trips from Montreal that'll make for unforgettable fall experiences.
Fall is definitely one of the most curious times of the year; it's filled with magic and wonder and you can't help but get outside and explore.
And because the season seems to come and go faster than you can "look at the leaves," it's the perfect time to go on a spontaneous adventure.
The best part about autumn is that it's not too cold to get outside. You can still go for hikes, go camping and sometimes even go swimming. But for those of us that get excited for sweater weather, the crisp air sneaks in and it's time to pull out our knits.
For this list, we've taken a look at places that are less than three hours from the city. Because when it comes to fall drives, sometimes all you want to do is get outside and play in the leaves.
Sutton Huttopia Tents
Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 20 minutes
If you're a fan of glamping, then this is the place for you. Located in the majestic Glen Sutton, the Canadian location of the Huttopia group brings you the best of a hotel stay mixed with camping in the woods.
Also located in Glen Sutton, Au Diable Vert wants you to "Unplug, unwind, and relax while enjoying some amazing views." There is so much to see and do on the grounds, as well as a variety of accommodations, including treehouses and pods.
The Nordik Spa in Chelsea has been incredibly popular since it opened, but come fall, its surroundings are as relaxing as the services themselves. And at less than three hours from the city, it's perfect for a last-minute escape.
Not only is Parc Omega a great place to see some incredible animals, but it's also the perfect place to see the beauty that is Quebec nature in the fall. Drive through the park and discover why there's no place quite like Quebec at this time of year.
Just an hour from the city, Domaine du Ridge is a perfect place to enjoy some wine in the fall. Summer may be when everyone thinks to go to a winery but come back in harvest season for a totally different experience.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC