Here are 13 towns perfect for a New England road trip from Montreal.\nWe selected each of these places specifically for their winter sights, activities, and difference from Montreal.\nAlong with each item on the list, you'll find the drive time from Montreal and a link to a municipal website for more information.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nWinter is here and we're already disillusioned. Once the excitement of the holidays fades away, Montrealers are left facing a four-month block of wintry weather with little to motivate them. So begins the sluggish cycle of work, sleep, and Netflix until the late spring thaw unlocks our collective, suppressed spirit. Amid the winter gloom, adventures out of the city can be the best thing to both shake up that dull routine and maintain mental health. So we've put together this list of easy New England road trips to make the most of the cold season.\nEach town and city on this list was selected specifically for its winter activities and sights. They're also all within six driving hours of the Montreal and offer views and experiences that you'd be hard-pressed to find in Quebec.\nNot on this list are any of New England's biggest cities — Boston, Cambridge, Worcester, Burlington. These are all quiet, small settlements with a way of life a world removed from that of congested Montreal.\nFrom sleepy coastal communities to valley villages with thriving arts and craft scenes, here are the New England towns to check out this winter!\nMassachusetts\nConcord\nView this post on Instagram The Colonial Inn Concord MA, our first snowfall this winter. #firstsnowfall #firstsnowfallthisyear #colonialinnconcord #thecolonialinn #concordma #concordmassachusetts #visitconcordma #concordmassachusettsphotographer A post shared by AMHUGHES (@a.m.hughes) on Dec 1, 2019 at 7:15pm PST\nDrive time from Montreal: 5 hours\nConcord is a go-to holiday shopping destination for many a Bostonian looking to stroll among its quaint colonial storefronts. The large common (a central park in a New England town) also provides plenty of opportunity for Christmas photos.\nStop by the famous Concord Colonial Inn for brunch with characters re-enacting life in Revolutionary Massachusetts!\nWebsite\nNewburyport\nView this post on Instagram One of my favorite stores in Newburyport, Massachusetts. 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Though difficult to prove, the legend speaks to Rockport's picturesque quality.\nWalk down the Neck browsing galleries and fudge shops before venturing back into the town centre and strolling between its many charming abodes.\nThe village at the tip of Massachusetts' Cape Ann has even served as the backdrop for many a Hollywood movie (including The Proposal starring Canada's own Ryan Reynolds).\nWebsite\nStockbridge\nView this post on Instagram “Commonplaces never become tiresome. It is we who become tired when we cease to be curious and appreciative. We find that it is not a new scene which is needed, but a new viewpoint.” - Norman Rockwell A post shared by Bailey (@baileyormeche) on Dec 20, 2019 at 2:41pm PST\nDrive time from Montreal: 4 hours 15 minutes\nTucked among the Berkshire Mountains, this town in western Massachusetts is quintessential Americana. It's even home to the museum of Norman Rockwell, whose paintings of mid-20th-century American life defined the era and inspired the contemporary cultural perception of the 50s.\nAlso in Stockbridge is the famous Red Lion Inn and a municipal calendar packed with events dedicated to arts and crafts.\nWebsite\nNew Hampshire\nExeter\nView this post on Instagram #exeternewhampshire #sunshineandsnow A post shared by Jennifer Tuleja (@jtuleja71) on Feb 24, 2018 at 9:41am PST\nDrive time from Montreal: 4 hours 30 minutes\nThe quiet town of Exeter outside the larger city of Portsmouth (listed below) is perhaps better for a quick visit than an extended stay.\nThe old properties outlined with white picket fences festooned in garland for the holidays are Hallmark-worthy.\nOn Front Street, stand atop the bandstand and enjoy views of the eclectic commercial centre.\nWebsite\nHanover\nView this post on Instagram can’t wait for instagram to take away likes so i can post more mediocre landscape pics A post shared by taylor daly (@taylorbdaly) on Dec 8, 2019 at 7:58am PST\nDrive time from Montreal: 3 hours 15 minutes\nHome to Ivy League Dartmouth College, Hanover has just about everything you'd expect: large campus green spaces, student bars and cafés, and collegiate, 18th-century American architecture.\nWebsite\nKeene\nView this post on Instagram 🌟Photo of the day!🌟 Today's gorgeous photo comes from: @h.ells_photography Stunning capture from Keene, NH! ❄️🎄 Selected by @tomjohnriley 🗺 @newengland_igers 🏙 @boston_igers ⛵️ @connecticut_igers 🏟 @massachusetts_igers 🌲 @maine_igers ⛺️ @newhampshire_igers 🌊 @rhodeisland_igers 🍁 @vermont_igers A post shared by New Hampshire Photos 📷 (@newhampshire_igers) on Dec 5, 2019 at 12:21pm PST\nDrive time from Montreal: 4 hours\nOh, look! Another cute bandstand that will make you feel like Lorelei Gilmore wandering the streets of Stars Hollow, coffee in hand!\nThe centrepiece of the town holiday decorations is the giant Christmas tree, which, if the location tag on Instagram is any indication, is a popular spot for photos.\nWebsite\nMeredith\nView this post on Instagram ❄️ A post shared by ✖️Annie Remson✖️ (@remyk9) on Dec 17, 2019 at 3:20pm PST\nDrive time from Montreal: 4 hours\nMeredith sits at the northern tip of the sprawling Lake Winnipesaukee and is a popular stopping point for skiers headed to the White Mountains.\nIn his town, you'll find a number of cute hotels and stores, the best of which can be found in the converted old mill in the town centre.\nWebsite\nPortsmouth\nView this post on Instagram happy holidays from the old home☃️ A post shared by liv (@liviandersson) on Dec 22, 2019 at 12:03pm PST\nDrive time from Montreal: 5 hours\nThe colonial capital of New Hampshire is still a working seaport and is actually home to an exciting culinary scene, the highlight of which, of course, is the seafood.\nMarket Square almost feels like a Disney theme park with its brick buildings and narrow streets.\nWebsite\nVermont\nMontpelier\nView this post on Instagram Tonight in snow squalls. A post shared by The Other Rob Ryan (@baseballpajamas) on Dec 18, 2019 at 6:53pm PST\nDrive time from Montreal: 2 hours 20 minutes\nThe capital of Vermont fits snugly in a valley in the Green Mountains along the Winooski River and, despite its status as the least populous state capital in the United States, has plenty to do and see.\nIn the winter, you can go ice skating on the State House grounds or shop along the — well, stately State Street, where you can also catch a movie at a retro theatre.\nThe best part of Montpelier is undoubtedly its characters. Think stereotypical, lovable Vermonter: plaid, boots, colourful t-shirt. It's a fun community to visit.\nWebsite\nMiddlebury\nView this post on Instagram Happy #traveltuesday ⛄️ Come stay warm & cozy with us this winter. Follow our link in bio to book now! A post shared by Middlebury Inn (@middleburyinnvt) on Nov 19, 2019 at 6:15am PST\nDrive time from Montreal: 2 hours 30 minutes\nThis college town has nature walks that take you through snow-covered woods and past waterfalls. Spend the night in one of the many inns and bed & breakfasts after hitting one the nearby slopes.\nWebsite\nWoodstock\nView this post on Instagram It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 A post shared by @ rachellakin on Dec 22, 2019 at 5:59am PST\nDrive time from Montreal: 3 hours 20 minutes\nThe municipal website does a pretty good job of selling this town: "steeped in New England character and the picturesque beauty of the Green Mountains, Woodstock, Vermont is a colorful, four-season destination that harnesses the spirit of independence and craftsmanship."\nBook a room at the Woodstock Inn and be sure to visit the many galleries and theatres. Don't leave without getting a photo of a covered bridge!\nWebsite\nWhere are you off to next?