There is something about spending days on end cooped up in a small apartment that really makes one yearn for a road trip from Montreal.\nDuring this time of uncertainty, it's important to stay hopeful, which can be done by thinking of your next adventure to go on when everything gets back to normal!\nSee our list of spots to go in the future below.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nAs soon as the snow starts to melt, Montrealers start to daydream about summer: long, lazy days in the park, evenings spent drinking on terraces and warm weather seem closer than ever. For many of us who are practicing social distancing and staying home, we're daydreaming about summer more than ever. There is something about spending days on end cooped up in a small apartment that really makes me yearn for a road trip from Montreal.\nI, for one, am looking forward to the day when I can leave my house, see friends, and travel again.\nAlthough this nation-wide shutdown will likely last a while, one can hope that things will be returning back to normal by the end of the summer. With a host of long weekends in July and August, that gives you plenty of opportunities to go out and explore some beautiful new places.\nNone of the spots listed here are much more than a five-hour drive from Montreal, so they are excellent options for long weekend road trips. With so much downtime and no short-term travel plans, why not use this time to start planning your summer road trip?\nFlume Gorge\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours\nThis gorgeous natural park in New Hampshire's most stunning feature is the eponymous gorge, which rises to a height of up to 800 feet.\nA wooden boardwalk takes visitors to the top of the gorge, where they can bask in spectacular views.\nView this post on Instagram Another photo set of NH because just look at it A post shared by Erin Bundock (@becreative18) on Aug 28, 2019 at 2:04pm PDT\nWebsite\nMontmorency Falls\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours and 45 minutes\nLocated just minutes outside of Quebec City, the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is well worth the detour. The park, with easy-to-walk trails, is of stunning natural beauty.\nThe crown jewel of the park is the massive waterfall, which is a stunning site no matter the season. If you're not too afraid of heights, you can walk on the bridge right above the falls themselves.\nView this post on Instagram 🌈 A post shared by @ zoeeedarmon on Sep 5, 2019 at 1:10pm PDT\nWebsite\nTadoussac\nDistance from Montreal: 5 hours and 30 minutes\nThis small village, located where the Saint-Lawrence and Saguenay rivers meet, is famous both for the natural beauty of its bay, where you can marvel at the Saguenay Fjord, and for its whale-watching tours.\nOn these tours, tourists can marvel at minke, humpback and blue whales, as well as many other species, throughout the summer.\nView this post on Instagram #tadoussac #whalewatching #canada #winter #quebec #saintlaurent #lumixphotography #landscape #bird #mood #picsoftheday A post shared by .Drd (@youridrd) on Mar 27, 2020 at 2:13am PDT\nWebsite\nSaguenay Fjords\nDistance from Montreal: 5 hours\nMany people are surprised to find out that they do not need to fly to Norway to look at spectacular Fjords. In the summer, you can walk in the national park and try sea kayaking, fishing and sailing.\nThe fjords are an awe-inspiring sight well worth the five-hour drive.\nView this post on Instagram CANADA #travelphotography #canada A post shared by OCÉANE BOSTELLE. (@oceanebostelle) on Mar 26, 2020 at 5:03am PDT\nWebsite\nOttawa\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours\nCanada's capital has a lot to offer. Visitors can take in the stately beauty of Parlement, drink and eat in the bustling Byward Market, take long walks along the canal, and enjoy art in one of its many top-notch museums.\nView this post on Instagram I was told not to waste time visiting Ottawa but the city itself proved everybody wrong. #canada #visitcanada #ottawa #visitottawa #ontario #amazing #beautiful #sunset #gladicame #igtravel #travel #instatravel #travelgram #voyage #instagood #picoftheday A post shared by David La Delfa (@davidladelfa) on Sep 12, 2019 at 8:14am PDT\nWebsite\nMont Tremblant\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour and 30 minutes\nMont Tremblant isn't just for skiers. This small mountain town is beautiful all year round.\nIn the summer, you can make the most of beautiful hiking trails by foot or by bike, get your adrenaline pumping on a zipline, or spending some well-deserved me-time at the spa.\nView this post on Instagram And the other view.... Tremblant really should be in the top 10 places globally for sunsets !! #tremblant #sunsetsofcanada #exploretocreate #explorequebec #narcitymontreal #explorecanada #iphone7plus #laurentides #myplayground A post shared by Daniel K Cooper (@dkcoopertremblant) on Sep 5, 2017 at 4:29pm PDT\nWebsite\nUpper Canada Village\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour and 30 minutes\nThis small village, which retains all of its 19th-century charm, is a perfect place to escape to, if even just for a day. Tour the old-fashioned village, eat in one of its quaint restaurants or go for a haunted walk.\nView this post on Instagram Clean baby face👧🏽✨ A post shared by 🤍🛫 (@raqquel.cerpa) on Sep 28, 2019 at 8:19am PDT\nWebsite\nMagog\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour and 30 minutes\nThis small town in the Eastern Townships is well-known for its natural beauty. Check out the public market, or spend a day in a vineyard.\nOf course, you cannot go to Magog without spending some time wandering on the bank of Lake Mephremagog hoping to see Memphre — Canada's very own lake monster.\nView this post on Instagram Essayer de faire des Polaroïds sur le 🔝 d’une montagne ⛰📸 ! @_mariedesjardins @juliettelafreniere A post shared by Sandrine L'Ériger (@sanndrinee) on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:19pm PST\nWebsite\nRivière-du-Loup\nDistance from Montreal: 4 hours and 10 minutes\nRivière-du-Loup is a charming town that borders the St-Lawrence River. This town, rich in culture, has beautiful boutiques and quaint restaurants.\nOne of the highlights is the Parc des Chutes, a sprawling park located in the middle of the city. Getting lost in its beautiful trails on a warm summer day is the perfect antidote to city living.\nView this post on Instagram La Lafontaine A post shared by Patric Nadeau (@patricnadeau) on Aug 4, 2019 at 6:20pm PDT\nWebsite\nBoston\nDistance from Montreal: 4 hours and 30 minutes\nBoston is a city with a lot to offer. From walking tours of historic monuments to a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, the city is full of culture and history.\nView this post on Instagram 📸: Is anyone else excited for the opening of @encorebostonharbor this June? I feel like I’ll never leave once it opens 😂. . . . . #cityscapeboston #bostondotcom #howtoboston #encorebostonharbor #followingboston #followingnbc10boston #usaprimeshot #wcvb #igersboston15 #igersboston_1st #igersboston #igersmass #igersnewengland #boston_igers #massachusetts_igers #newnengland_igers #citybestpics #bostonmagazine #bostonusa #cityofbostonIG #bostonsworld #ipulledoverforthis #city_features A post shared by Corey McFeeley | Boston (@corey_mcfeeley) on Jan 11, 2019 at 3:21am PST\nWebsite\nScarborough Bluffs\nDistance from Montreal: 5 hours\nThese beautiful bluffs look like something straight out of a beachside town: the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches are almost out of place in Canada, which is probably what makes it such an interesting attraction.\nView this post on Instagram Things have been much quieter in the #city, but remember we will get through this #Toronto 🙏 #lovemycity #gta #scarboroughbluffs #nature #gtarealestatebroker A post shared by Paolo Castellano - Real Estate (@gtarealestatebroker) on Mar 27, 2020 at 5:01am PDT\nWebsite\nAdirondack Park\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours and 15 minutes\nThis park is the largest in the United States. Marvel at the beauty of the forests, and make the most of what the outdoors have to offer: hiking, camping, canoeing, and so much more!\nView this post on Instagram @thisisjeremywade - if you’re reading this it’s too late A post shared by Luke Sandmann (@lukesandmann) on Aug 4, 2019 at 2:05pm PDT\nWebsite\nOka\nDistance from Montreal: 45 minutes\nA trip to this adorable Quebec town is doable in just a day if you don't have the time or money for an overnight stay.\nOnce you're here, you can wander through the national park, spend a day lazing at the beach, or check out the Magasin Abbaye Oka, where you can try (and buy) a large selection of the famous Oka cheeses!\nView this post on Instagram Mon équipe💩 A post shared by Sophie Nelisse (@sophie__nelisse) on Jul 29, 2019 at 4:06pm PDT\nWebsite\nRimouski\nDistance from Montreal: 5 hours\nThis quaint riverside town boasts some impressive sights. Not only is the drive there beautiful, but the town itself looks like it jumped straight out of a storybook.\nWhen you get there, make the most of the fresh seafood, and be sure to check out the Le Bien, le Malt microbrewery.\nView this post on Instagram NEW DAY - JOUR 4 📸 L'automne au Québec, au parc national du Bic, juste avant la Gaspésie - 2016. Les plus belles couleurs que j'ai jamais vu en automne. C'est depuis ce voyage que je vois cette saison d'un autre œil. Avant je détestais. 🍁 • Au fait, depuis hier il y a le challenge "officiel" #challengelesexploratrices sur @lesexploratrices. 1 jour 1 thème pendant 1 mois, de quoi vous passez un peu le temps avec le confinement. Ici, c'était mon petit challenge perso 🙈 • • • #quebec #rimouski #parcnationaldubic #explorecanada #canada #travel #autumn #autumncolors #landscape #nature #exploringlife #neverstopexploring #lesexploratrices #stayathome #dreamathome A post shared by Camille 🕊 (@milleca__) on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:22am PDT\nWebsite\nThat completes our list of towns and cities well worth checking out on your next long weekend in the summer. Hopefully, this list will have you looking forward to summer and daydreaming about your next escape.\nWith so much time on your hands, there's no reason not to start planning your trip right away!