The options for road trips from Montreal seem to be endless.\nWhile our city is packed with things to do, it's always nice to hop in a car and go explore somewhere new.\nSee our list of places to visit below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nWe are almost at the end of winter and although it may not feel like that right now, the reality is we only have a few more weeks (hopefully) of the snow. That means that it's almost time for spontaneous day trips. And, with so many places less than three hours from our city, road trips from Montreal are easy to do.\nFor some of us, going on a vacation is a little out of reach, that is why these following spots are so awesome. Not only can you get there in less than a handful of hours but you can also spend the day at the following locations, without needing to stay overnight.\nSometimes the best ideas you have are those that come unconsciously into your head. Road trips are an amazing way of leaving the intensity of Montreal behind you, even if it's just for a couple of hours.\nLuckily for us, we live in a city that is close to so many calming and charming places, providing us with the best of both worlds. From beautiful national parks to sunflower fields, there are a lot of unique spots that are less than three hours from Montreal.\nJust make sure to bring your passport, if you're crossing the border. And of course, a good playlist for the drive!\nLavender Fields\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Profiter de la douceur des journées d’automne et se balader à @bleulavande ! La saison est finie mais on peut encore s’amuser à travers quelques allées! La boutique est toujours ouverte et c’était l’occasion de se gâter avec un beau bouquet de lavande séchée et un roll-on d’huile essentielle pour relaxer et affronter la reprise du travail ! ✨✨ #bleulavande #stanstead #quebec #lavender A post shared by Héléna (@lnayansen) on Sep 17, 2019 at 8:01am PDT\nWhat started as a passion project in 2004 turned into a dream spot just 90 minutes outside of Montreal. The stunning scenery and sweet smells of lavender will tingle all your senses.\nOn the property, you will also have the chance to take part in a guided tour and shop for organic lavender products at the boutique. There are even food tastings and yoga and meditation classes that are sure to take your mind away from your tiring city lifestyle.\nWebsite\nMagog\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 20 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Magog 🇨🇦 Belle promenade au bord du lac ... #magog #canada #quebec #lac #lake #fleurs #flowers #nature #jardin #garden #holidays #bateau #boats A post shared by Martine S (@martine.sls) on Jul 18, 2019 at 6:19pm PDT\nThe quaint town of Magog instantly gives guests the impression of entering a different place and time. The impressive vineyards, delicious restaurants, and amusing boat tours are sure to make this trip worth the commute, especially when the snow melts!\nWebsite\nFlume Gorge\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours\nView this post on Instagram Grateful that running lets me explore some of the most beautiful places in the world 🌎#trailrunning #adventures A post shared by Dani Moreno (@dan_yell_a) on Jul 7, 2016 at 5:11pm PDT\nLocated 3 hours from Montreal, this natural gorge extends over 800 feet. The views along the creaky boardwalk between towering granite walls are unparalleled in eastern North America.\nRead our article here.\nGatineau Park\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 45 minutes\nView this post on Instagram #tbt A post shared by Malik (@absentgadget) on Jan 30, 2020 at 12:51pm PST\nLocated in the Outaouais region of Quebec, this National Park is home to 361 square kilometres of land that extends from both the north and west parts of the city.\nTrails run through dense forests and past some impressive ruins. There's also a lake with mesmerizing turquoise water.\nWebsite\nChurch Street In Burlington\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours\nView this post on Instagram ✨Release control and surrender to the flow of the Universe . . . . . _________________________________________________ #highvibe #abundantlife #spiritualblogger #lightworker #spiritualwarrior #highvibetribe #souljourney #lightworkersunite #prettylittleiiinspo #iamwellandgood #mystoryoflight #spiritualjourney #liveyourbestlife #thesehappysquares #todaysgoodthing #thepursuitofjoy #knowthyself #goddessoflove #goddessvibes #selflovewarrior #just breathe #bepresent #universe #bevulnerable #earthangel A post shared by ALISON (@theblossomingsoul) on Jan 27, 2020 at 12:12pm PST\nThis charming street is filled with adorable shops and tasty dining options. This pedestrian-only street oozes character. Peruse an antique shop before grabbing a beer at a local brewery.\nWebsite\nBeloeil / Mont St-Hilaire\nDistance from Montreal: 40 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Bord de l’eau.💙. . . . #xmasholidays #xmas2019 #familyvacation #beloeil #quebec #quebecoriginal #canada A post shared by MAX (@meillick) on Dec 28, 2019 at 3:41pm PST\nSituated less than 40 minutes from Montreal, Beloeil has a lot to offer visitors. From the epic views to an abundance of activities and restaurants, Beloeil is an ideal spot for anyone looking to get away for a couple of hours.\nAcross the Richelieu River is the Mont St-Hilaire nature reserve, where visitors can hike for sweeping views of the Saint Lawrence River Valley.\nWebsite\nUpper Canada Village\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram The beauty of reflections at the Village this morning at Bellamy's Steam Flour Mills! A post shared by Upper Canada Village (@uppercanadavill) on Jul 24, 2019 at 8:42am PDT\nThis 19th-century village is an awesome spot for those looking to escape the hustle of Montreal for a day or so. Not only is it close to Montreal but the old world charm makes for a great time.\nThe charming homes, tasty eateries, and wholesome vibe make this spot a must-visit when the snow begins to melt.\nWebsite\nByward Market\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 20 minutes\nView this post on Instagram It’s a beauty day in the #bywardmarket ! #sunshine #patioseason #flowers #bluesky #saturday #weekendvibes A post shared by ByWard Market (@bywardmarket) on Jun 8, 2019 at 11:24am PDT\nI must admit, I have a slight shopping addiction and Byward Market is a great place for me to show off my purchasing skills. From farmers' market stalls to the colourful street art and local shops, if you have yet to check out Byward Market, you're truly missing out.\nThere are even a ton of eateries and bars for you to check out during your visit.\nWebsite\nLake Placid, New York\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 5 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Moon over #MirrorLake. Tuesday is coming in perfectly. #perfectdayadk #MeetMeInLP #lakeplacid #adksusa #Adirondacks #LakePlacidADK 📸credit:Thomas Broderick A post shared by Lake Placid ADK (@lakeplacidadk) on Oct 15, 2019 at 5:53am PDT\nLake Placid is best known as being home to the winter Olympics in 1980. However, many people are unaware that it also happens to be a great place filled with an abundance of things to do and see.\nFrom museums and hikes to water activities and amazing eateries, Lake Placid is an ideal destination for anyone looking for a day-long vacation.\nWebsite\nCoaticook, Québec\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 50 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Avez-vous goûté à nos trois nouvelles saveurs, brioche à la cannelle, rhum et raisins et caramel salé? Laquelle est votre coup de coeur? 😍🍨 #crèmeglacée #icecream #nouveauté #new A post shared by Laiterie De Coaticook Ltee (@laiteriedecoaticook) on Aug 12, 2019 at 1:55pm PDT\nCoaticook, Québec is one of the world's ice cream capitals.\nWe may be able to purchase Coaticook ice cream at our local grocery store, but it's nothing like eating a cone straight from the source. If you're a lover of ice cream or any other dairy product, this is a place you're going to want to check out.\nWebsite\nMont-Mégantic\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 45 minutes\nView this post on Instagram All about fun times with friends this summer 🖤 @interrafatali @luckyy07 #summer #summervibe #hike #megantic #quebec #life #friends #funtimes #love #livingthelife #roadtrip #inked #tatts #tattoos #girlwithtattoos A post shared by ~~MissNarciss~~ (@missnarciss) on Jul 1, 2019 at 3:48pm PDT\nFor those who are in the market for a destination that has breathtaking views, then this spot is one you're going to want to check out. From hiking up the mountain to observing wildlife, this spot is a little slice of heaven. And, best of all, it's less than a three-hour commute from Montreal.\nWebsite\nLake Champlain\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 25 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Mayr’s Leap is one of our favorite places on camp with its 2 rope swings into the lake and beautiful views 😍 What’s your favorite spot on camp?! A post shared by Young Life's Lake Champion (@lakechampion) on Feb 13, 2020 at 9:16am PST\nLake Champlain stretches through both the USA and Canada and the Vermont portion of the lake is my personal favorite spot. The surrounding wildlife in combination with the calming vibe is what makes Lake Champlain so special.\nWhen the snow melts you can rent boats, swim and even fish throughout the water.\nWebsite\nBaie Saint Paul\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours\nView this post on Instagram Povo aqui tem umas vista do quintal que eu vou te falar viu... #baiesaintpaul #sunset #charlevoix A post shared by Claudio Evandro Barboza (@claudioebarboza) on Sep 28, 2018 at 12:49pm PDT\nBest known for being the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil, this town truly has something for everyone. The fascinating history, abundance of art galleries and a slew of boutiques allows for visitors to never have a dull moment.\nThis town is not only charming and pretty but the richness in culture will mesmerize you.\nWebsite\nVisit Sunflower Fields\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 20 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Be bright, Sunny and Positive. Spread seeds of happiness. Rise, Shine and Hold your head high 🌻 #sun #sunshine #bluesky #sunny #sunnyday #sunflower #mountains #nature #freshair #feelsgood #happy #happygirl #perfectday #perfectview #orford #citrouillesettournesols A post shared by Laurie Carignan (@lauriec2206) on Aug 20, 2018 at 4:46pm PDT\nSunflowers are known to be very happy flowers and at Citrouilles et Tournesolsless than 90 minutes from Montreal, you can bask in the glory of a sunflower field.\nAlthough the flowers tend to bloom around august, that doesn't mean that you can visit at the start of spring.\nOn-site, there is a fabulous beer garden that displays panoramic views of Mont Orford, which is the best part.\nWebsite\nSaint Raphael Ruins\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram #ruins #church #northglengarry #ontarioyourstodiscover #ontario #canada #saintraphaelruins #brasileirospelomundo #tagstagram #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelling #travelholic #travelguide #traveling #travelgram #traveller #tagstagramers #travels #traveler #travelbook #travellers #travelbag #travelers #travel_drops #traveldeeper #tagsta_travel #travelawesome #wanderlust A post shared by Julio 🇧🇷🇨🇦🇳🇿| Foto diário (@brasileiro_no_canada) on Nov 25, 2019 at 7:59am PST\nLocated in Glengarry Ottawa, The Saint Raphael Ruins is a special spot that is only a 90-minute drive from the city.\nIn 1970, Saint Raphael Church was destroyed by a fire. This was known as one of the first Roman Catholic churches in Canada and although the church burnt down, the masonry continues to stand and it's quite beautiful if you ask me.\nFor those who have never checked out this historical landmark, you're in for a real treat, when the snow melts that is!\nWebsite\nPark Omega\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 50 minutes\nView this post on Instagram ❄️ @chantelle.sharda . . . a truly incredible day w/ my love @davepelletier95 🤍🦌 @parcomega A post shared by @ billionladies__official__ on Feb 10, 2020 at 2:20am PST\nParc Omega is without a doubt one of the coolest places within driving distance of our city. At this location, you're able to drive through 12 km routes, where a ton of Canadian animals will come to your window.\nPark Omega is not a zoo, it's a natural museum where wild animals can live in their natural habitat while interacting with humans.\nThis experience is magical for everyone, especially if you bring a bag of carrots!\nWebsite\nDorwin Falls\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour\nView this post on Instagram 🦋 A post shared by Jarvis Jhay Lucero Inferido (@jazz_lucero) on Aug 27, 2019 at 10:47am PDT\nThis 18-meter tall waterfall provides some killer views, especially from the lookout points. The walking paths are ideal for anyone seeking a little exercise and after you work up an appetite you can enjoy a picnic overlooking the falls, which is as romantic as it sounds.\nWebsite\nMontpellier Vermont\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram In Vermont after a rainy day A post shared by M Eduardo Colocho (@meduardocolocho) on Feb 5, 2020 at 6:27pm PST\nMontpellier may be the smallest state capital in the US but that doesn't mean it's not worth seeing. Known to be a maple syrup lovers' dream the colourful and dazzling surroundings are what makes this location so much.\nFrom taking a stroll in Hubbard Park to hiking the Camels hump, there is no shortage of things to do and see in Montpellier.\nThis stunning location lets visitors connect with nature while taking in the beautifully inspiring surroundings.\nWebsite\nHappy exploring, my fellow Montrealers!