Summer is officially in it's home stretch and everyone is depressed as hell. That being said, that doesn't mean that you can't still have a wonderful weekend getaway to make the most out of your time.
Here are nine road trips you can take that are sure to knock your socks off and that you can drive to on a whim.
1. Morin Heights
Morin Heights is an hour's drive away and is one of the most underrated hotspots to go to since it's constantly overshadowed by St-Sauveur which is 20 minutes away. That means that Morin Heights is also more reserved and while you can still access anything you like, you also get more privacy than some of the busier hotspots.
This place is just a 100% beauty and it's something you have to see at least once in your life. It's a 10 hour drive but trust me it'll be more than worth. Once you witness it with your own eyes everything changes.
With a 19 hour drive time, better save this for a four-day weekend because you will want to witness of this beautiful collection of islands as much as humanly possible. Everything about this spot is worth the drive and more.
There's a reason as to why everyone knows about Mont Tremblant, it's just simply without peer. It's two hours away and there's literally nothing you cannot do there. It has all sorts of accommodations and activities for anyone who goes. There's no reason not to love this place.
A beautiful small town by the water that's no more than a two-hour drive away from Montreal is really hard to beat. This spot has managed to keep it's authenticity all while becoming a very popular destination for people looking to put their feet up for a weekend and just have a great time
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The Eastern Townships are one of the nicest spots along the St-Lawrence River and going there will only prove my point! A two-hour drive is a small price to pay for an area that has beautiful greenery a well as a breathtaking water-side view.
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With some of the nicest hiking trails in Quebec, the three hour drive time seems like a great trade-off to be able to stargaze under optimal conditions either in the great outdoors or in the world-famous Mont-Mégantic Observatory.
This old mining hub has now become a tourism hub that you can visit just three hours outside of Montreal and has views worth their weight in gold. There are beautiful natural landscapes mixed with a rustic, small-town vibe that is very rare and very hard to beat.
Originally built in 1947, the main house only has seven rooms, including two bedrooms, one bathroom and a powder room, so it's far from palatial, but it still packs a lot of splendour into a relatively small space.
Why You Need To Go: The sprawling Parc Régional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles has 21 kilometres of trails around the Rivière de l’Assomption and its waterfalls — once of which is also called "Magnificent Falls."
At five kilometres, the Desjardins trail is the longest, taking visitors on an easy promenade along the river.
Constructed in the 1930s, 3991 chemin du Mont-Sauvage contains a literal piece of Quebec's history, he said, as it's been reinforced with a steel beam salvaged from the Duplessis Bridge in Trois-Rivières, which tragically collapsed in 1951.
The house did have walls enclosing the washroom, plus many others for bedrooms and the kitchen when it was home to a family of six from 1960 to 2018, he said, but Paradis chose to knock them down in favour of a loft-style design to maximize the space: "The open bath in front of a fire is magical."
The property also boasts a nine-foot hand-dug basement with exposed stone walls, a central wood stove in the "living-kitchen-dining area," and 51,000 square feet of land complete with a mature forest, apple trees, rose bushes, a detached garage and outhouse.