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.
Au Diable Vert
Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 35 minutes
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.
Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 20 minutes
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.
Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 40 minutes
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.
Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 45 minutes
We all know that Quebec City is an amazing spot for a getaway. The fall leaves and autumn take it to a whole other level to make it seem even more like a place out of a storybook.
Domaine du Ridge
Distance from Montreal: 1 hour
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.
Érablière Chemin du Roy
Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 40 minutes
Érablière Chemin du Roy is open all year, but autumn is definitely the time you want to go. Who knew?
Parc de la Riviere-des-Milles-Iles
Distance from Montreal: 45 minutes
Over in Laval, you can paddle through this gorgeous park and take in the beauty and wonder of the changing leaves. You can also see incredible wildlife and biodiversity.
May your days be filled with road trips!
Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.