Quebec's forests account for 20% of all of Canada's forest and 2% of the forests of the world. In other words, we got a hell of a lot of trees here. Living our day-to-day life in the bustling and increasingly chaotic Montreal, it's easy to forget that a magical nature escape is just a quick drive outside the city. The Quebec region and it's surrounding areas are a filled with natural hidden gems each more magical than the next.\nWhether you want to drop off the grid for a few days and trek deep into the wilderness, or you're looking for a quick breath of fresh air - there is a destination for everyone less than 4-hours outside the downtown core. Each destination has a unique appeal.\nOver the next few pages, we will look at some key "secret" destinations and regions near Montreal. Some are perfect for that quick day trip, others require a bit more commitment for a weekend trip, but each one is truly unique and is sure to provide a memorable experience.\nPage 1 of 5, Click "NEXT"\nVisit the highest peak in the North East, Mount Washington in New Hampshire\nView this post on Instagram In Nepal, Sherpas pave the way. On Mt Washington Peter, John & Corey at Northeast Mountaineering make it all possible. If knowledge is power, they provided at least 60% of the horses to get Team Sprinter to the top. The madness started with an all-day mountain skills course on Saturday and rolled into a well-executed summit assault plan on Sunday. #ignoranceisbliss, but not on washington #nemguides #skychasersworld #skychasers #challengeyourworld #worldsworstweather #lionsheadtrail #changeyourworld #mtwashington A post shared by Jerry & the Skychasers (@skychasersworld) on Jan 15, 2018 at 6:02pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 4 hours\nWhy you should go: Mount Washington is a not only a stunning mountain but a perfect region if you're looking for that secluded nature get-away. The surrounding presidential range mountain is truly natures playground and offers tons of outdoor activities in winter and equally in summer.\nGet in touch with nature and visit Parc National Du Mont-Saint-Bruno\nView this post on Instagram Tk.... à tous ceux qui sont dans le sud, vous manquez des belles journée ici #chaleur #soleil A post shared by Simon Sabourin (@sabourinsimon) on Jan 15, 2018 at 2:17pm PST\nView this post on Instagram Winter days ⛄️ A post shared by Marie-Christine Lepage (@marieclepage) on Jan 10, 2018 at 11:25am PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 30 Minutes\nWhy you should go: Parc National du Mont-Saint Bruno is only 30 minutes from downtown Montreal and is a playground of outdoor fun. Boasting long hiking and cross-country skiing trails in the winter, and beautiful lakes in the summer. It's perfect for a quick afternoon in the country.\nVisit Parc National Du Mont-Orford for Outdoor Fun in winter and summer\nView this post on Instagram I want to live by the ocean but also in the mountains but also in the forest but also in a big city but also in the countryside you feel me 🌊🌲🐕 ? A post shared by STEPHANIE LORD (@slordd) on May 7, 2017 at 12:17pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Le russe et la ninja... ou est-ce la russe et le ninja? It’s all very confusing A post shared by Evelyn S (@svorchie) on Jan 7, 2018 at 9:20am PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Parc National Du Mont Orford is only 90 minutes outside of the city and is home to an amazing skill hill and miles of hiking and cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails. You can also enjoy some stunning views from the top of the mountain. Very romantic.\nVisit Magog for a real taste of the Eastern Townships Quebec\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Laurianne Normand (@lau.norm) on Jan 13, 2018 at 7:26pm PST\n@morgan_yiembedded via\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Ice skating, skiing, snowboard, dog sledding, ice fishing - you can do it all in Magog. Making it the perfect weekend getaway destination. Also, the town of Magog itself has some great little restaurants and shops to visit.\nVisit Parc De I'ile-Saint-Quentin a natural gem right in Trois Rivière Quebec\nView this post on Instagram Quand @pixlplague revient à la maison, ça donne des magnifiques photos comme celle-là 😍👌🏻 #TRes3R #troisrivieres #explorecanada #quebecoriginal #beautyshot A post shared by Tourisme Trois-Rivières (@tourismetr) on Nov 13, 2017 at 10:16am PST\nView this post on Instagram when you think you will miss the daylight to be able to appreciate the views... #sunset #nofilter #canada #Argentinian #river #quebec A post shared by Facundo (@fan.cb) on Nov 13, 2017 at 5:59am PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 2 hours\nWhy you should go: Parc De L'ile Saint-Quentin is located right in Trois Riviere and is a natural, parked on the banks of the St-Lawrence River this natural gem boasts gorgeous views in the winter and sandy freshwater beaches in the summer. Yes, beaches! Say no more.\nVisit the rocky beaches of Portland Main for a romantic weekend getaway\nView this post on Instagram Настроение: пересмотреть видео, где мы ездили по городам США. 🇺🇸 📸 @pankratova916 A post shared by Irakli | ირაკლი (@irakli_) on Jan 16, 2018 at 6:40am PST\n@wellsflanaganembedded via Distance from Montreal: approx 5 hours\nWhy you should go: This is one of the destinations that takes a little bit longer to get to, but it SO worth the drive. For a true taste of New England culture, Main is the number one destination. The beach towns are equally as charming and friendly in the summer as the winter, too.\nVisit North Hero Vermont for breathtaking lake-front views and New England hospitality\nView this post on Instagram 🔥🌬❄️Fire in the sky on a frigid winter night #vermont #vtpic #arctic #40below #sunset #itsreallycold A post shared by Dale Parker (@deparker) on Jan 6, 2018 at 1:48pm PST\email@example.com via\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Straddling the board of New York State and Vermont State lies a little secret spot few Montrealers know about - Vermont Islands. A series of islands floating in the middle of Lake Champlain. Characterized by genuine New England hospitality and Quaint antique shops, local farmer markets and family-run inns over looking the lake, this is the destination is perfect for a romantic getaway for two.\nVisit Montebello Quebec for unique wildlife sightings and fresh air\nView this post on Instagram #quebec #canada #cerf #beautiful #roadtrip A post shared by Éléonore (@eledrz) on Jan 12, 2018 at 2:13pm PST\n@renwaveembedded via\nDistance from Montreal: approx 1 hour\nWhy you should go: Montebello Quebec is known for its frequent wildlife sightings, you're almost guaranteed to some majestic deer while driving on the winding country roads. There are also several luxury spas and hotels in the area, only 1 hour away from Montreal, it's the perfect destination for a romantic night away from the city.\nPage 2 of 5, Click "NEXT"\nVisit Saint-Agathe-Des-Mont for a real taste of Laurentiens Region\nView this post on Instagram ♥ ♥ ♥ A post shared by Naomi (@naomitrudeauu) on Jan 8, 2018 at 6:25pm PST\nView this post on Instagram I never get use of how gorgeous the winter landscape can be ❄️❄️❄️ #winterbeauty #nature #laurentides #snowshoes #magical A post shared by Kali Pépin Larose (@kalipepinlarose) on Jan 8, 2018 at 11:28am PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Saint-Agathe-Des-Mont is the perfect destination if you want to get a feel for the Laurentian region. In the winter you have tons of classic activities such as skiing in the region, and in the summer there are tons of lakes and rivers to splash in and cool off in. Overall, an amazing way to escape the city for a few hours.\nVisit Lake Placid New York for breathtaking mountain and lake views\nView this post on Instagram Can’t beat fires, wine, & night swimming outdoors ☃️#lakeplacid #winter #whiteface #weekendgetaway #newyork #relaxing #adventureawaits A post shared by Trisha McCarthy (@tree__mac) on Jan 15, 2018 at 10:04am PST\nView this post on Instagram Coldest I've ever been in my life, but worth every second #whitefacemountain #bluebird #snow #snowboard #adirondacks A post shared by chris (@chrisantis) on Jan 15, 2018 at 9:24am PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 2 hours\nWhy you should go: Lake Placid is home to one of the steepest ski hills in on the east coast - White Face Mountain. Experienced skiers only. In the Summer Lake Placid is the perfect spot for boating, fishing, and sailing. The town itself is filled with quaint restaurants and shops, so if you just want to kick back with a beer, that's an option too.\nVisit Mont Sutton for a day of skiing and outdoor fun\n@cthrn_rssembedded via\n@amandagillingsembedded via\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Located in the Eastern Townships, Mont Sutton boast great snow and beautiful views. A great spot for a day trip to ski or just to chill by the fireplace. Whatever floats your boat.\nVisit Ausable Chasm in New York State to see unique natural marvel\nView this post on Instagram Cold but beautiful, really flowing ❄️ A post shared by Scott Turner (@adk46scott) on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:30am PST\nView this post on Instagram The Ausable is nearly frozen solid at @ausable_chasm owing to the recent sub-zero temps. Winter has surely arrived in the North Country! A post shared by Shawn (@ne4kclimber) on Dec 29, 2017 at 7:15pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Only a short drive away from Montreal, Ausable Chasm is located in Northern New York State and is the perfect spot to take in nature, in the summer, and in the winter. A truly unique natural marvel, everybody should visit Ausable Chasm at least once!\nVisit Lake George, New York for beautiful lake views and outdoor fun\nView this post on Instagram #winterwonderland #upstateny A post shared by @ siriwan_kenobi on Jan 14, 2018 at 1:52pm PST\nView this post on Instagram Welcome to New York. A post shared by Brooke Nicole (@bnk22) on Jan 13, 2018 at 4:17pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 3 hours\nWhy you should go: Lake George is a quaint lakeside town in Northern New York State. If you're into boating, fishing, hiking, it's a great spot for a weekend getaway. The town itself houses all kinds of local restaurants serving traditional New England dishes and seafood, so if you prefer to kickback\nVisit Coaticook Quebec for beautiful views and killer local ice cream\nView this post on Instagram Our toes were frozen tho @zoeraye182 #northhatley #rink #skating #in #the #cold A post shared by Josh Howie (@joshowie) on Jan 2, 2018 at 2:17pm PST\nView this post on Instagram 🌬 A post shared by Chad (@chadiabn) on Dec 25, 2017 at 6:53pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 2 hours\nWhy you should go: Coaticook is located in the eastern townships of Quebec and is known for making some of the best ice cream Canada. Yes, Canada! The surrounding towns such as North Hatley are also known for their quaint country vibes and are a must-visit for lakeside fun in the summer\nVisit Lac-Megantic Quebec for beautiful country views\nView this post on Instagram Parc Megantic 🏔❄🌨 #megantic #randonnee #snow #parc #erasmus #trip #friends # A post shared by Baptiste Contino (@baptistecontino) on Jan 12, 2018 at 8:48am PST\nView this post on Instagram Petit tb a cet été pendant qu'ici on gèle à -40 🌅 🌨 A post shared by Maéva Augsburger (@maeva_augsburger) on Jan 6, 2018 at 4:31pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 3 hours\nWhy you should go: Lac Megantic is right near the border of Quebec and Maine. It's a great spot to stop over if you're traveling to the US. This massive lake is a perfect for a weekend getaway during the hot summer months.\nVisit Pointe Fraser Quebec right a secret natural gem right outside Cornwall\n@chayerjr_embedded via\nView this post on Instagram Le meilleur patnais A post shared by Katrine Trottier (@katpowdah) on Aug 27, 2017 at 4:58pm PDT\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: This is where the border of Ontario and Quebec runs directly through the St-Lawrence river. Pointe Fraser is on the Quebec side, but you can paddle over to Ontario in a few minutes. This spot is perfect for long summer days of boating, fishing and swimming.\nPage 3 of 5, Click "NEXT"\nVisit Pointe-Aux-Anglais Quebec on the banks of the Ottawa river for a rocky natural gem\nView this post on Instagram Croissant aux amandes, le Bic et ma nouvelle lentille 📷 #olympuspenepl7 #17mm #bassaintlaurent #canada A post shared by Florence Rcrd (@florcrd) on Dec 3, 2017 at 1:29pm PST\nView this post on Instagram #inhale #exhale #sunset #love #nature 👀💙 A post shared by V. (@vanssalavoie) on Sep 3, 2017 at 8:00pm PDT\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Pointe-aux-Anglais is right outside of Rigau Quebec and only a short drive outside Montreal. This spot is perfect for swimming in the summer and enjoying the views in the winter.\nVisit Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park right on the island for a little taste of nature right in the city\nView this post on Instagram Sometimes the best kind of family is the one that you choose. A post shared by Ike(a) (@vanilla.ike) on Nov 20, 2016 at 8:26pm PST\nView this post on Instagram 🐟🎣 A post shared by 🍷 (@v_roo) on Jan 14, 2018 at 2:11pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 45 min\nWhy you should go: Located right on the Island of Montreal, Cap-Saint-Jacques is a national park right on the banks of the beautiful Lac des Deux Montagne. A perfect destination for a short day trip when you need a quick break from the chaos of the city.\nVisit Senneville in the West for a quick nature escape right on the island\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Rajai Asfour (@rajaiasfour) on Dec 11, 2017 at 12:16pm PST\nView this post on Instagram #senneville #quebec #woods #trees #meadow #field #plants #leaves #blue #sky #walkinthewoods #dog #dogs #family #brother #mother #fall #autumn #season #changeofseasons #today #morningwalk #path #beautifulworld #lavieestbelle A post shared by @ unruly_katy on Nov 12, 2017 at 12:10pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 45 min\nWhy you should go: Senneville is a beautiful suburb of greater Montreal located in the West part of the island. This suburb boasts some beautiful forests and trails, along with a stunning waterfront.\nVisit Parc De La Riviere Des Mille Iles just outside Laval for a nature escape\nView this post on Instagram Ice fishing anyone? #icefishing #laval #frozenriver #rivieresesmillesiles #cold #fish #fishing #justanexcusetodrink #colorful #huts #winterfun A post shared by Mike (@the_magic_mike_27) on Jan 4, 2018 at 12:27pm PST\nView this post on Instagram Dimanche de septembre ☀️🛶 A post shared by Anne-Julie Therrien (@annejutherrien) on Sep 24, 2017 at 2:36pm PDT\nDistance from Montreal: approx 45 min\nWhy you should go: A narrow river - Riviere Des Mille Iles - runs alongside the north bank of Laval. At this particular spot, lies a cluster of dozens of little islands, making for some beautiful views and nature landscape right outside the city.\nVisit Ile-Des-Moulin right outside Terrebonne for a unique Quebec experience\nView this post on Instagram C'est beau par chez nous ❄ - - - #terrebonne #wintervibes #positivevibes #chasinglight #sunset #pictureofday #nature #peaceful A post shared by Chef Gravel (@chefgravel) on Jan 15, 2018 at 1:15pm PST\nView this post on Instagram Maman voulait aller prendre des photos au Vieux-Terrebonne. Ce couple ne le sait pas, mais ils m’ont inspirée x1000. Ça reste tu cute l’amour, hein? A post shared by Maude 🌵 (@maude_montpetit) on Dec 11, 2017 at 12:56pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 1 hour\nWhy you should go: Quaint and historical town right outside Terrebonne, Ile-Des-Moulin will give you a real taste of Quebec and it's surrounding regions, and it's only 60 minutes outside downtown Montreal.\nVisit Lac Saint Pierre right outside Trois-Riviere for breathtaking mountain views\nView this post on Instagram Swaaag du vendredi soir✌🏼❤️#adventure #kayak #perfectmoment #sunset A post shared by Joanie Gadbois (@joaniegad) on Apr 15, 2017 at 1:17pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Romeo (@romeovero) on May 29, 2016 at 9:53am PDT\nDistance from Montreal: approx 2 hours\nWhy you should go: Lac Saint Pierre and it's neighbouring towns are part of the Mauricie region of the Province. Lac Saint Pierre itself is stunning, this is where the St-Lawrence river opens up right after Sorel Quebec and runs narrow again heading East towards Trois-Riviere. There are all kinds of fun activities to do on the lake. Making it a perfect destination for a weekend getaway.\nVisit Knowlton Quebec for a taste of the Eastern Townships\nView this post on Instagram Lac Brome 💙❄️ #sunset #winter #lake #walk #cold #igers #instadaily #easterntownships A post shared by Leah (@leahb.lieu) on Jan 9, 2018 at 7:58am PST\n@veroniqueprimeauembedded via\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Knowlton is one of the key towns in the Eastern Townships. Located just 90 minutes south of Montreal, the surrounding hill are great for skiing in the winter, and Lac Brome next door is perfect for splashing around in the summer. The perfect destination for a day trip outside the city.\nVisit Cap Aux Oies outside Quebec City for stunning views of the St-Lawrence\nView this post on Instagram On a bien hâte d'aller prendre de belles grandes marches sur le bord du fleuve Saint-Laurent 🙌📷: Annie Bolduc #moncharlevoix #charlevoix #capauxoies #quebec #quebecoriginal #canada #explorecanada #canada150 #stlawrenceriver #fleuvestlaurent #river #nature #naturelovers #landscape #landscapelovers #hiking #hikingadventures #travel #traveling #travelgram #instago #instatravel #outside #outdoors #wanderlust #beautifuldestinations #explore #shore #beach A post shared by Tourisme Charlevoix (@charlevoixatr) on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:02am PDT\nView this post on Instagram #capauxoies #charlevoix #quebec #quebecjetaime #canada #winter #chienmira #miradog #labernois #labernese #tourcanada #canadavacations #canadasworld #imagesofcanada #explorecanada #travelupcanada #justcanadathings_ #paradisecanada #livelovecanada #enjoycanada A post shared by Mélissa Thériault 🍍 (@lets_get_awaaay) on Dec 28, 2016 at 1:20pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: 4 hours\nWhy you should go: This part of the St-Lawrence river is characterized by beautiful rocky shores that make a great long-weekend nature destination in the winter and/or summer. Cap Aux Oies is just one of the many quaint towns along this unique part of the banks of the St-Lawrence river.\nPage 4 of 5, Click "NEXT"\nVisit Le Massif in Charlevoix Quebec for an epic skiing weekend\firstname.lastname@example.org_alexembedded via\nView this post on Instagram Un décor parfait pour bien commencer la journée! . 📸: @jschpphoto . . #lemassif #funbrut #moncharlevoix #skiquebec A post shared by Le Massif de Charlevoix (@lemassif) on Jan 15, 2018 at 8:03am PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 4 hours\nWhy you should go: Le Massif De Charlevoix is a beautiful mountain in the heart of Charlevoix Quebec and is the home of some of the best skiing in Eastern Quebec. The mountain itself overlooks the St-Lawrence river, so a day of skiing comes with stunning views.\nVisit Saint Donat De Montcalm for a tranquil nature escape\nView this post on Instagram A colorful morning at the cottage!!!⛄️❄️#cottage #lake#lakelife #snow #sky A post shared by David Desrosiers (@wavy_davi) on Jan 10, 2018 at 4:28am PST\n@bayibankerembedded via\nDistance from Montreal: approx 2 hours\nWhy you should go: Saint-Donat is right by Parc Du Mont Tremblant in the Laurentian region just a quick drive north outside Montreal. This area is particularly quiet and less touristy than other areas in the Laurentian. Making it a great option if you're looking to escape the more crowded areas of the country.\nVisit Rawdon Quebec for stunning sights and fresh air\nView this post on Instagram Go to the next mile it’s never crowded . . . . . . #earthpix #forgeyourownpath #letsgosomewhere #quebecoriginal #quebec_travelers #quebectravelers #neverstopexploring #exploretocreate #exploreeverything #mecpleinair #generationpleinairmec #worldcaptures #stayandwander #exploremore #keepitwild #livefolk #folkscenery A post shared by M A R I E - C L A U D E (@la_cavaleuse) on Jan 16, 2018 at 4:14am PST\n@joanniedubordembedded via\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Rawdon is only 90 minutes outside Montreal is generally free of the touristy vibe you would get in some other parts of the Laurentian Region. There are plenty of attractions in the area, too. From hiking beautiful hills and swimming in the surrounding rivers, it's the perfect day trip to detox from the city.\nVisit Saint Alexis Des Mont for a Mauricie Quebec experience\n@nilecnaembedded via\nView this post on Instagram #canada #quebec #mauricie #lacblanc #pourvoiriedulacblanc #landscape #hut #cabane #outdoor #purpple #dust #crepuscule #twilight #forest #foret #winter #hiver #neige #snow #instatravel #instapic #instagood #phototourisme #phototourism #dope #agilpoto A post shared by Gil Giuglio (@gilgiuglio) on Jan 1, 2018 at 10:08pm PST\nWhy you should go: If your really want to get off the grid head to this region of Quebec right outside Shawinigan. Warning: cell phone signal is low. Making Saint-Alexis-Des-Mont is a true natural hidden gem of the Mauricie region.\nVisit Lac de la Montagne Noire In the Laurentians\n@aschagnon_embedded via\n@aschagnon_embedded via\nDistance from Montreal: approx 2 hours\nWhy you should go: This is a stunning lake not to far outside Montreal. Just 2-hour drive north and you will feel as if the city is so far behind you.\nVisit Frontenac Provincial Park in Ontario for some rough and wild terrain\nView this post on Instagram Nice day for a hike! Enjoying the first real drop of snow this season. . . . #hike #frontenacprovincialpark #getoutside #explore #nature #canada #explorenature #explorecanada #adventure #hiking #winter A post shared by Rachel Lunn (@rach.lunner) on Dec 16, 2017 at 1:58pm PST\nView this post on Instagram N🌲TURE A post shared by Hannah Bradshaw (@hanbradshaw) on Jun 29, 2017 at 7:24pm PDT\nDistance from Montreal: approx 4 hours\nWhy you should go: Frontenac Provincial Park is located not too far outside Kingston Ontario and boasts some of the most beautiful crystal clear lakes in the province. It's perfect for summer camping. Considering the distance from Montreal, this is perfect for a summer get-away for the weekend.\nVisit Wellesley State Island Park In New York State\nView this post on Instagram Sea stairs 👌🏻✨ Photo: @abbi_gerrish A post shared by Jamie Mooers (@jamiemooers) on Aug 14, 2017 at 5:22am PDT\n@dreadpiratepapaembedded via Distance from Montreal: approx 3 hours\nWhy you should go: This state park is right on the border of Canada and the US, and is perfectly secluded. If you want to truly get away from the busy city, take a weekend trip and drive out to northern New York.\nVisit Charleston Lake Provincial Park for beautiful sights in Eastern Ontario\nView this post on Instagram It hurt when I hit the water 😭 A post shared by Shelby B (@biggs_22) on Aug 17, 2017 at 7:50pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram I miss sitting on the edge of a cliff eating corn nuts and drinking palm bays with my best friend A post shared by Natalie (@nataliebutlerr) on Jan 15, 2018 at 8:54am PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 3 hours\nWhy you should go: If you head down West along the banks of the St-Lawrence River, you will find some truly beautiful natural wonders, such as Charleston Lake Provincial Park.\nPage 5 of 5, Click "NEXT"\nVisit Grenadier Island in Ontario for beautiful views and swimming\nView this post on Instagram Last night A post shared by Joe LaLeune (@the_few_of_us) on Jul 17, 2016 at 3:52am PDT\nView this post on Instagram I’m so glad I found this place. It’s a peaceful, quiet area to go hiking and camping in the Thousand Islands region of Ontario. It’s a lot less crowded than the New York side and it’s only 30 minutes from me so I’ll definitely be going back! . . . . #canada #ontario #thousandislands #1000islands #hiking#stlawrenceriver #getoutside #outdoors #theoutbound #getoutstayout #roamtheplanet #travel #scenery #landscape #view #neverstopexploring #wanderlust #wanderess A post shared by Lacey ✨ (@wanderess2332) on Nov 16, 2017 at 7:20am PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 2.5 hours\nWhy you should go: Grenadier Island can be found in the Thousand Island region of Southern Ontario. It's natural and peaceful beauty is perfect for a weekend hiking get-away, or just enjoying the tranquil nature and sights of the area.\nVisit Butternut Bay Outside Brockville and enjoy the St-Lawrence River\nView this post on Instagram Bold Castle from my last #holidays in #canada and #unitedstates #alexandriabay #usa #castle #boldtcastle #saintlawrenceriver #newyork #thousandislands #ButternutBay #Ontario #jeffersoncounty #Canada #1000islands #heartisland A post shared by Marcos Cruz (@mcruz3039) on Nov 26, 2016 at 9:02am PST\nView this post on Instagram Home. #winterwonderland #stlawrenceriver #ontario #canada #butternutbay A post shared by Seanna Kennedy (@seannak) on Dec 27, 2017 at 1:30pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 2 hours\nWhy you should go: Butternut Bay is also part of the Thousand Island Region of Southern Ontario and is a treasured summer community of the region.\nVisit Cape Vincent Ontario for truly unique natural sights\nView this post on Instagram As the sun goes down i know your gonna be my guiding light to get me through the dark. I love and miss you gramp. A post shared by Rusty Shepherd (@rusty.shepherd) on Jan 10, 2018 at 7:08am PST\nView this post on Instagram Lighthouse #lighthouse #thousandislands #upstateny #ny #stlawrenceriver #capevincent #tibbettspointlighthouse #tibbettspoint A post shared by Bob Burkhard (@bobburk3) on Dec 17, 2017 at 5:55pm PST\nDistance from Montreal: approx 3 hours\nWhy you should go: Cape Vincent is a riverside town located close to Kingston Ontario. It's a great destination for those who love boating and want to get away from the city without being stuck too deep in the wilderness.\nVisit Coteau Du Lac just outside Vaudreuil, for a quick escape from the city\nView this post on Instagram 💞 A post shared by Kayla Janson (@kayla._xx) on Aug 7, 2017 at 7:09am PDT\nView this post on Instagram Toute une soirée💫 A post shared by Caroline Desnoyers (@caroline.desnoyers) on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:30pm PDT\nDistance from Montreal: approx 1 hour\nWhy you should go: Located only 1 hour West of the city, Coteau-du-lac is a little-hidden gem for beaches and swimming in the summer. And the most magical sunsets you've ever seen.\nVisit Saint Anne De Bellevue for a quick waterfront date\nView this post on Instagram All the sunsets are different, all the sunsets are beautiful! #saintannedebellevue #cloudsovercanada #sunset#sky#lookatthesky#sunnyday#amateurphotography#thesunset#beautifulplace#walkingaround#montreal#montreal375#montreallife#jesuisquebecoise#montrealstop#montreal_gallery#montrealmoments#travel#travelagent#travelphotography#travelblog#turist#turisteando#igersmontreal#canadadays#mtlprodigies#514#lovethisplace#landscapephotography#thereflex A post shared by Carla G 🇵🇪 (@riskitodeamor) on Oct 31, 2017 at 4:20pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram #saintannedebellevue#kayaking #afternoons#sky#lookatthesky#sunnyday#amateurphotography#thesunset#beautifulplace#walkingaround#montreal#montreal375#montreallife#jesuisquebecoise#montrealstop#montreal_gallery#montrealmoments#travel#travelagent#travelphotography#travelblog#turist#turisteando#igersmontreal#canadadays#mtlprodigies#514#lovethisplace#landscapephotography#thereflex A post shared by Carla G 🇵🇪 (@riskitodeamor) on Oct 31, 2017 at 6:46pm PDT\nDistance from Montreal: approx 30 min\nWhy you should go: Only 30 minutes west of downtown Montreal, Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue is close enough to take a drive for lunch or dinner. Maybe you need a special date idea? Well, Sainte-Anne just might just be the answer! The sunsets in the summer are especially beautiful.\nVisit Parc National De Plaisance Quebec for a true nature escape\nView this post on Instagram #autumn #nice #colorfull #nature #river #naturephotography #froggy A post shared by Anaïs & The Bug (@anaisandthebug) on Oct 7, 2017 at 11:25am PDT\nView this post on Instagram #parc #parcnationaldeplaisance #nature #naturephotography #coucherdesoleil #sunset #goexplore #explore #explorer #eau #lac #thegreatoutdoors #onserejointdehors #allezdehors #allerjouerdehors #onserejointdehors A post shared by Pascale Dubé (@dube_pascale) on Sep 29, 2017 at 3:10pm PDT\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Parc National De Plaisance is right on the border of Ontario and Quebec and is a new National Park founded only in 2002. A great place to bring the family for a day of hiking or a weekend of camping in the summer.\nVisit Chénéville Quebec for a magical and deep wilderness experience\nView this post on Instagram 🥂 A post shared by @ lilianaguerriero on Dec 31, 2017 at 1:30pm PST\email@example.com via\nDistance from Montreal: approx 90 min\nWhy you should go: Chénéville Quebec isn't for city people that generally try to stay away from real wilderness; this quiet region of Quebec will no doubt offer a genuine nature experience.\nVisit Mount Mansfield Vermont for beautiful views and hiking\nView this post on Instagram no friends on powder day especially not @luuhicks A post shared by julia greenberg (@jbgreens) on Jan 13, 2018 at 6:00pm PST\n@boarder_embedded via\nDistance from Montreal: approx 3 hours\nWhy you should go: Mount Mansfield is the tallest peak in Vermont and boasts some incredible views. Also, skiing in the winter is incredible, this mountain gets some of the most fluffy and powdery snow in the region.