16 Spontaneous "Day Trips" From Montreal
Make the most of the warm weather!
I think we finally felt the summer sun this past week in Montreal. It was such a relief after the weeks and weeks of cold and rainy weather that seemingly just wouldn't end.
But we felt the sun shining down on us and it finally felt like summer was here. That means it's road trip time people! Get those cars rented, your bags packed and your friends committed and get out there and explore.
The purpose of this list is to get everyone inspired to explore all the beautiful, fun and exciting things that are super close to us in Montreal!
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1. Canyon Sainte-Anne For Insane Zip Lining
Distance From Montreal: 3 hours 17 mins
Have you ever wanted to zip line over a giant flowing canyon and gorge? Well now you can sit back and enjoy flying through the air taking in all the amazing views from above at this breathtaking natural attraction!
2. Ausable Chasm For Inner Tubing
Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 24 mins
This incredible natural chasm offers crazy adventures to visitors. Grab an inner tube a float down their lazy river, rock climb along the jagged cliffside, bike through the trails surrounding the chasm, and rapel the along the rocky side!
3. Flume Gorge For Canyon Hiking
Distance From Montreal: 3 hours
Located super close to Montreal in New Hampshire is this fun canyon hike through Flume Gorge! Walk uphill on this cute wooden path past flowing water all the way to the top of the mountain for beautiful views.
4. Parc de La Gorge For Scenic Hiking Trails
Distance From Montreal: 2 hours
This awesome hiking trail takes hikers across a giant suspension bridge, through caves, to tall observation decks, past flowing water and through winding forest paths. Hiking trails come in different lengths depending on your skill level!
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1. Castle Hill Resort For Relaxing Like Royalty
Distance From Montreal: 3 hours 37 mins
Stay at this castle in Vermont that will make you honestly feel like you're in the rolling hills of Italy! They have a spa, an outdoor pool, a stunning dining room, and it's only $150 per night to stay there. Relax like you're royalty this summer.
2. Ferme D and M Sauriol For Berry Picking
Distance From Montreal: 37 mins
This farm is such a short distance from Montreal that you almost have no excuse not to go this summer. They just restarted their strawberry picking season up again for the next three weeks, and they also have lots of veggies for self-picking as well!
3. Balnea Spa For Lakeside Relaxation
Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 4 mins
This spa is located on a lake super close to Montreal and it's the perfect place for relaxation this summer. Float on-water, relax on the dock, enjoy their hot tubs, or go for a quick dip in the refreshing water!
4. Siberia Station Spa For Even More Relaxation
Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 57 mins
This Siberian Spa is the perfect place for leisure and relaxation this summer. Soak in their hot and cold pools, swing in their outdoor hammocks, or enjoy their indoor relaxation areas!
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1. Coaticook For Ice Cream For Deliciously Fresh Cones
Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 46 mins
Coaticook is famous for their ice cream company that makes some super delicious cones. Choose from an abundance of flavours in their regular ice cream or their different soft serve swirl options!
2. Restaurant Labelle For Authentic Poutine
Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 10 mins
If you've ever wanted to take a roadtrip out to Quebec's best poutine spots then this one should be on your list. They make a perfect plate of poutine with just the right ratio of cheese curds to gravy to fries. You can also pair them with their classic steamie!
3. Le Billig For Sweet and Savoury Crepes
Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 44 mins
Located in Quebec City, this creperie should definitely be on your foodie list this summer. They make all kinds of sweet crepes including banana and nutella, and tons of savoury crepes like their eggs benedict crepe more!
4. Erabliere du Lac-Beauport For Sugary Maple Desserts
Distance From Montreal: 3 hours
This sugar shack is serving up all kinds of maple goodies all year long! You don't have to wait until winter to enjoy your favourite Quebec dessert. This spot also plays live folk music and offers tours of their Maple Museum.
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1. Gunstock Mountain Resort For A Giant Zip Line
Distance From Montreal: 4 hours
This super high zip line is located just 4 hours from Montreal in New Hampshire! Fly over the lush forests and sprawling hills, valleys and below and see the best nature from above.
2. Franconia Ridge Loop Trail For Amazing Hiking Views
Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 47 mins
This gorgeous hiking trail spans across 3 mountainous peaks giving hikers the best views in all of New Hampshire. Walk along rocky paths lined with wild flowers and enjoy breathtaking views at the top.
3. Vermont River Tubing For Lazy Rivers
Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 56 mins
Rent bright pink inner tubes and float along the relaxing river! Flow past the lush forests while enjoying a couple drinks with your friends in the summer sun.
4. Jardins de Métis For An Artistic Garden Experience
Distance From Montreal: 5 hours 45 mins
These gorgeous gardens are something you definitely need to visit if you love exploring nature. Walk through the rows of bright coloured flowers, enjoy their unique art installations, and have fun!