When the snow melts and the sun starts staying out longer, it is normal for our minds to wander to the many places we can reach. Luckily, residents have their pick of summer road trips from Montreal. The geographic diversity in our little corner of North America makes for some pretty memorable adventures.\nFrom the shores of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the beaches of Maine and the mountains of Upstate New York, anything is possible.\nThe following destinations were selected because of the variety of experiences they represent.\nThose who prefer more athletic weekend getaways will find a number of options for hikes with magnificent summer views.\nOther coastal communities might require a longer stay to take full advantage of their many sites and activities.\nMore cultural experiences await in some of the small cities on this list.\nStart planning. As soon as you're able to meet your friends, build a road trip playlist, and pack some snacks, hiking shoes, and a bathing suit, you'll be ready to hit the road.\nOgunquit, Maine\nDistance: Five hours\nView this post on Instagram katie in maine A post shared by Jacquelyn Potter (@jacquelynpotter) on Apr 15, 2020 at 9:29am PDT\nThis adorable town located on Maine's southern coast has everything you will ever want for a weekend away. Beach, grassy dunes, cliff walks with coastal views, a lighthouse and some of the best seafood you will ever try.\nThere are also theatres and museums for you to check out during your stay, along with a ton of great hotels to pick from!\nFind out more\nAcadia National Park, Maine\nDistance: Six hours and 20 minutes\nView this post on Instagram HOW TO GET BACK TO NUTRITION AND WORKOUT AFTER A VACATION? I just got back from vacation and trying to get back on track with my workouts and nutrition. So I thought it would be good if i write a post about it. Here I give you 5 tips to help you get back on track 1. HYDRATE - Most of the times we are dehydrated after a vacation( May be because of extra alcohol/not drinking enough water/ may be because of the food we eat). Make sure you drink atleast 3 lt of water everyday as soon as you get back. 2. ACCEPT YOURSELF - We all tend to eat foods that we dont usually eat. Dont beat yourself and feel guilty about the food choices we made during the vacation. Just think it as a time to relax. Dont feel guilty about it, but dont continue with those eating habits. Plan your meals for the next week at home and go grocery shopping as soon as you can. 3. DONT CHECK THE SCALE - Most of us make a mistake to hop on the scale first thing when we get back home. The weight will surely go up. This is just because of the water retention for all the augars and extra carbs we have. Also may be due to the lack of physical activity. Give your self a week or so before you check your weight. 4. DONT OVERDO ANYTHING - Don’t push your self too much either in nutrition or workouts. Take the workouts slowly up yo speed. You need not give 150% in all your workouts. This just stresses your body. Also dont drastically cut the calories. Track and maintain your previous calories. When you cut too many calories you tend to overeat. 5. CURB SUGAR CRAVINGS - The first few meals after a vacation are important. Eat high fat and high fiber foods to curb those sugar cravings. Be strong about it. Just remember it is your mind playing. Drink a glass of water when you have sugar cravings. Let me know in the comments if you have any other tips. ♥️ #fitspo #fitness #motivation #transformation #shredded #fashionmodel #girls #style #fashion #instafametribe #instagollowers #tiktokindia #adidas #retro #backto60s #instagood #postvacay #backontrackusa #fitness_devi #fitnessblogger #trip #acadianationalpark #ottercliff #maine #outdoorsusa #barharbormaine A post shared by WORKOUTS,RECIPES,WEIGHTLOSS (@fitness_devi) on Sep 5, 2019 at 6:07am PDT\nView this post on Instagram Earth day has me missing Maine a lot more today 🌎 A post shared by Mariano Olazábal (@mariano.olazabal) on Apr 22, 2020 at 12:25pm PDT\nAcadia National Park is also located in Maine but it offers a different vibe than the above-mentioned location. Acadia National Park occupies Mount Desert Island, a unique landscape composed of woodland, rocky beaches, and granite peaks, including Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the U.S. East Coast.\nThere is also a ton of wildlife including moose, seabirds, and whales.\nIf that is not enough to have you dreaming of visiting, eateries, bars and shops are abundant, making this a go-to vacation spot.\nFind out more\nLake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire\nDistance: Four hours and 15 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Missing my favorite place in the world ⛵️⚓️ A post shared by Mads (@madssclaire) on Apr 14, 2020 at 6:26am PDT\nThe sprawling lake in the foothills of the White Mountains is surrounded by dozens of charming New England villages, tourist attractions, parks, and hiking trails.\nIts natural and cultural attractions, as well as its photogenic appeal, make it a must-see for any road trip lover living in Montreal.\nFind out more\nLake Placid, New York\nDistance: Two hours\nView this post on Instagram Can someone come write my thesis while I daydream about being back there ? 🌄 . . . #motivation #tuesday #sunset #sunsetlovers #adirondacks #lakeplacid #explore #wanderlust #adventure #photography #photooftheday #lifestyle #blogger #lifestyleblogger #exploreny #calm #fashion #fashionblogger #sweaterweather #autumn #autumnstyle #throwback #fall #autumnvibes #aesthetic #visitusa #tourism #nature #naturelovers A post shared by Kasey Cameron-Bergeron (@kaseycb13) on Apr 14, 2020 at 1:51pm PDT\nLocated in the New York Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid was home to the Winter Olympic games in 1980. The spot is best known for being a winter sports hub but its beaches and abundant nature make it a perfect summer destination for city-weary Montrealers.\nFind out more\nTadoussac, Quebec\nDistance: Five hours and 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram ⚓️🐋 . . . . #moodygrams #quebecshot #instaquebec #instagrammer #instadaily #instatravel #instasunday #instatravels #instatraveling #instatravelgram #instatraveler #instaquebec #instasailing #instagrammer #instamoment #instamoments #shoutouts #qc #tudassac #whales #baleines #baleiando #instapost #instashoot #picoftheday #pictureofday #pictureoftheday #photoshoot #instacool #instasunday #instacanada #explorecanada #discovercanada A post shared by Yollinen|渡辺 (@yollinen) on Jul 24, 2016 at 1:33pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Memories 🇨🇦 A post shared by Audrey (@laerey) on Apr 22, 2020 at 11:35am PDT\nFor those of you dreaming about going somewhere far away from Montreal, Tadoussac may be the place for you.\nFrom whale watching and bird sanctuaries to adorable chapels and micro-breweries, Tadoussac does not lack in fun-filled activities to check out.\nKeep an eye out for passing whales.\nFind out more\nLa Malbaie, Quebec\nDistance: Four hours 15 minutes\nView this post on Instagram A pier on the river / une jetée sur le fleuve #canada #quebec #charlevoix #lamalbaie #fleuvesaintlaurent A post shared by Voyage Cuisine Travel Cooking (@mesprisesdevues) on Apr 12, 2020 at 11:49am PDT\nLocated in the Charlevoix-Est Regional County, La Malbaie is one of those places you will never forget. The surrounding nature, amazing eateries, breathtaking gardens, and Casino will keep you busy throughout your entire stay.\nFind out more\nNorth Conway, New Hampshire\nDistance: Three hours 45 minutes\nView this post on Instagram One of New Hampshire's many well-preserved covered bridges - on the Kancamagus Highway, not too far from North Conway. A post shared by Rich Crable Photography (@richcrablephoto) on Apr 8, 2020 at 5:00am PDT\nFrom North Conway, you can venture to Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast U.S., and hike or take a train to the top.\nFind out more\nPortland, Maine\nDistance: Three hours and 45 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Espero pronto poder visitar y fotografiar faros nuevamente 🖤 A post shared by JC 🦊 (@littleladycook) on Apr 16, 2020 at 7:11am PDT\nThis picturesque city is set on a rocky peninsula that extends into Casco Bay. The waterfront vistas, arts scene, adorable restaurants, and great hotels make it a top weekend destination.\nFind out more\nMeriden, Connecticut\nDistance: Five hours and 20 minutes\nView this post on Instagram on🔝 A post shared by Hannah Kelm (@hannah_kelm) on Apr 6, 2020 at 1:39pm PDT\nMeriden, Connecticut is full of shopping, nature, and beautiful parks. It's even home to a castle!\nFind out more\nSaratoga Springs, New York\nDistance: Three hours and 15 minutes\nView this post on Instagram just really miss my carnicky ☀️ A post shared by Anna Sanford (@annafaith_) on Apr 15, 2020 at 11:44am PDT\nSaratoga Springs is known for its horse races, views, epic eateries, great shopping, and, of course, its mineral springs.\nJust over three hours from Montreal, Saratoga Springs is a great place for anyone looking for a little relaxation and leisure.\nFind out more\nSalem, Massachusetts\nDistance: Five hours and 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Andrew-Safford House, 1819. Federal style mansion. 13 Washington Square West. “Reportedly the most expensive private home in New England at the time.” Check out https://lostnewengland.com/2018/12/andrew-safford-house-salem-mass/ for more information on this gem in Salem, Ma. 🏛 #salemmassachusetts #igerssalem #federalstyle #historicarchitecture #preservation #andrewsaffordhouse #pem #peabodyessexmuseum #1819 A post shared by manda 💗 (@mandaeddy) on Apr 15, 2020 at 5:55pm PDT\nSalem is a city steeped and history and, more recently, some pretty cool cultural activities and trendy eateries.\nStroll along the oceanfront boardwalk dotted with amusement park rides and arcade games after completing your haunted tour.\nAlso be sure to hit the acclaimed Peabody-Essex Museum before dining out downtown.\nWhen you run out of things to do you can lounge at one of the many nearby beaches.\nFind out more\nWhere will you go first?\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. 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