Here are 19 worthwhile road trips from Montreal to adorable small towns in the surrounding area, including destinations in New England, New York, Ontario, and elsewhere in Quebec.\nSome of these spots are great for a day trip while others deserve at least one night's stay!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nWe love our city, but that doesn't mean that sometimes we don't need a little vacation from it. With fall here, there is nothing more pleasing than going on a little road trip. The beautiful foliage, the calm sounds of nature, and the picturesque towns that surround us are ideal for mini-getaways.\nIn Quebec, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by many beautiful communities. The following 20 destinations are all under three hours away from Montreal and each has something incredible to offer us city folk.\nThis is a great opportunity to grab your hiking shoes, along with your bestie and hit the open road on an adventure you won't soon forget.\nJust be sure to make a good playlist, pack some snacks for the car and, of course, dress accordingly because you are going to want to take a lot of pictures.\nStanstead\nView this post on Instagram Who wants to get lost in these fields? 🌏 #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #traveling #travelblog #photography #photographer #pictures #picture #pictureperfect #landscape #landscapephotography #landscapehunter #nature #naturephotography #lavender #lavenderfields #canada #quebec #home #lostinnature #instapic #instadaily #instagram #instatravel #instatrip A post shared by Diana 🇨🇦 Maz (@travel.and.venture) on Nov 14, 2017 at 12:24pm PST\nDistance: 1 hour and 40 minutes\nStanstead is an adorable little town just under two hours away from Montreal.\nThis popular day-trip destination is known for its stunning blue lavender fields.\nBlue Lavande creates lavender wellness products in Quebec, so if you love their products, this is the place to go.\nMagog\nView this post on Instagram The sun sets on our 19 day detour to Magog QC. #magog #tourismequebec #cantonsdelest #easterntownships #sunset_ig #ohcanada #ohmagog #canon80d A post shared by Kevin Dale (@kjddale) on Sep 10, 2019 at 10:17am PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 22 minutes\nThe quaint town of Magog gives you the impression of being in a different place and time. From vineyards to boat tours, to tasty restaurants, Magog is sure to blow you away.\nMorin Heights\nView this post on Instagram Faque j’ai déménagé dans les Laurentides et je peux vous dire que la vie est belle up north 🍃 A post shared by Edith Lussier (@lussier123) on Aug 7, 2019 at 6:09pm PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 36 minutes\nMost of us link Morin Heights with skiing, and although it is a kickass spot to ski, this town has a lot more to offer.\nA serene energy pervades in Morin Heights. That's probably why several spas call the town home. This is a great destination if you need to refresh and recharge.\nBaie Saint-Paul\nView this post on Instagram #moncharlevoix 🌿💛 . 📷 Canon M5 . . . . . . #photography #photographer #quebecphotographer #lightroom #travelphotography #landscapephotography #travel #canon #canoneos #canon_photos #naturelover #charlevoix #baiestpaul #blacksandbeach #tourismequebec #quebec #quebecregion #explore #discover_earth #quebec_travelers #paysageqc @quebecmoica @tourismequebec @quebec_travelers @destinationbaiestpaul A post shared by lf photo vision ~ (@lfphotovision) on Sep 6, 2019 at 1:37pm PDT\nDistance: 3 hours\nYou may know this town as the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil, but it's also undeniably one of the cutest and most amusing destinations in Quebec.\nThis town is ideal for people who love to discover new things. A fascinating history, ton of art galleries, restaurants, and boutiques will keep you entertained throughout your stay.\nThis culturally rich town is sure to impress you and your Instagram followers!\nBurlington\nView this post on Instagram It’s still summer somewhere 😍 #neighborhood #walk #recoverymode #10secondart A post shared by JoJo’s Bizzare Adventures (@jodawson22) on Aug 31, 2019 at 11:08am PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 25 minutes\nThe most populous city in Vermont maintains a small-town vibe and connection to its natural surroundings.\nIn addition to sweeping views of Lake Champlain and its islands, the city is remarkable for its positive energy and New England charm. Stay in one of the nearby bed and breakfasts!\nEsterel\nView this post on Instagram Bienvenue chez vous! 😉 A post shared by Domaine d'Esterel (@domainedesterel) on Jan 23, 2019 at 9:00am PST\nDistance: 1 hour and 45 minutes\nEsterel is one of those towns that instantly makes visitors feel at home. You'll often encounter Montrealers who either have a home or frequent the famous Hotel Esterel.\nNorth Hatley\nView this post on Instagram Le charme du Québec 🍁 A post shared by Lucille Battafarano (@lucebatta) on Sep 7, 2019 at 7:19pm PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 30 minutes\nDo you remember the town where Noah and Allie met in The Notebook? Well, North Hatley looks exactly like it.\nNorth Hatley is one of the most picture-perfect little towns you will ever find. With charming hotels and bed and breakfasts, North Hatley has become a super popular destination for Montrealers.\nNo matter the season, this town is sure to blow your mind.\nPlattsburg\nView this post on Instagram We discovered this cute pedestrian bridge while we were following the Saranac River Trail in downtown Plattsburgh, New York. The suspension bridge 🌁 connects downtown with the Amtrak station 🚂 and marina 🚤 on the opposite side of the Saranac River. A post shared by Hubby Highway (@hubbyhighway) on Sep 7, 2019 at 12:53pm PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 20 minutes\nOur proximity to the U.S. gives us the chance to go to another country for the day — which is pretty cool, right?\nPlattsburg, New York is a small city about thirty minutes beyond the border. It has American chain restaurants that we don’t get in Montreal, like Chipotle, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Panera Breads.\nPlattsburg is a must-see for anyone who loves small cities and the American lifestyle.\nMont-Tremblant\nView this post on Instagram Tastings and trials of gastronomic delights (food, beverages, accessories, ideas). This is the foodie rendez-vous you won’t want to miss! ➡️ @ggourmandise . . Découvertes gastronomiques (nourritures, breuvages, accessoires, idées). C’est le rendez-vous gourmand à ne pas manquer! . . 📷 @leprev . . | #tremblant A post shared by Tremblant (@monttremblant) on Sep 6, 2019 at 2:08pm PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 55 minutes\nWhen it comes to popular destinations around Montreal there is no denying that Mont Tremblant is right at the top of everyone’s list.\nStocked with a ton of bars, restaurants, spas, hotels, and activities, Tremblant is one of those towns that keeps you coming back time and time again.\nSainte-Adèle\nView this post on Instagram #soultravelers #nature_perfection #skylovers #sky #landscape #landscape_lovers #green #globe_captures #igers #igdaily #igshotz #nature #naturelovers #nature_brilliance #tagsforlikes #like4like #dream_image #awesome_earthpix #traveler_story #travelphotography #travel #vacation #trip #holiday #house #golf #beautifuldestinations #beautifulday #beautiful A post shared by Krissy (@landscapennature) on Jan 24, 2016 at 9:22pm PST\nDistance: 1 hour 35 minutes\nSainte Adele is home to ski hills, gorgeous lakes, and some of the cutest B&Bs you have ever seen.\nBecause it's so close to Montreal, it is an ideal place to go when you feel like you need to recharge your batteries.\nAlmonte\nView this post on Instagram Views at town Almonte (Mississippi Mills) #mississippimillsontario #almonteontario A post shared by Kiying Fung (@gemini_kkkay) on Sep 8, 2019 at 2:48pm PDT\nDistance: 2 hours and 40 minutes\nAlmonte, also known as the "friendliest town," may only be two hours and forty minutes away, but it feels totally remote from the Montreal lifestyle.\nThis destination is also perfect for any chocolate lover because it is home to Hummingbird Chocolate, which serves up decadent and mouth-watering cocoa treats.\nHudson\nView this post on Instagram Love this place so peaceful #peaceful #hudsonquebec #antiques #finnegansmarket #southshoremontreal #mask #miniroadtrip #miniroadtrip🚗 A post shared by Nathalie Fournier (@thaliefournier) on Aug 9, 2019 at 2:24pm PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 5 minutes\nThis is the closest town on the list. Hudson is a great destination if you love horses, as it is filled with some of the most beautiful stables in the greater Montreal area.\nBesides horses, there are a ton of amazing boutiques, great eateries, and some extraordinary homes if you're into recreational house hunting.\nBe sure to make time for antique shopping!\nLake Placid\nView this post on Instagram Breathtaking beauty of the Adirondacks #ausablecharm A post shared by Melissa Selke, Detroit, MI (@melissaselke) on Sep 9, 2019 at 7:06am PDT\nDistance: 2 hours 21 minutes\nIn the middle of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid is best known as the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics, so it's a great spot for any sports fan.\nThe town is filled with Olympic museums, monuments, and an extensive infrastructure for winter sports.\nStowe\nView this post on Instagram Soak it all up. #stowemt #summerinstowe A post shared by Stowe Mountain Resort (@stowemt) on Aug 31, 2019 at 10:29am PDT\nDistance: 2 hours and 20 minutes\nStowe is known for its ski hills, restaurants, and magnificent homes. This town oozes character and anyone who has been there will agree that it is truly a special destination.\nThis is an amazing weekend getaway, just make sure you don’t forget your passport and remember to leave that green at home!\nOka\nView this post on Instagram L'église de l'annonciation d'Oka #oka #photography #guatemalanphotographer #canadalife #mtlphotographer #mtlphotographers #canadianphotographer #ilovephotography #quebec #photooftheday A post shared by Fʀᴀɴᴄɪꜱᴄᴏ Mᴀᴛᴜʟ (@francisco_matul) on Sep 7, 2019 at 8:40pm PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 10 minutes\nOka is a cute little town on the northern bank of the Ottawa River. Home to a popular beach and views of the Lac des Deux Montagnes, Oka is perhaps most beautiful during the autumn months.\nSaint-Sauveur\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Anouschka (@nouschka_lalu) on Sep 6, 2019 at 11:14am PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 5 minutes\nThis cute little town in the Laurentides region is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway or even a quick little day trip.\nFrom great activities like water slides and tubbing, amazing hotels, lavish spas, there is a reason why so many of us flock to Saint-Sauveur.\nTo top it off, this quaint town has some pretty epic discount shopping, so if you are thinking of going, make sure to save up a few dollars.\nBromont\nView this post on Instagram I love the color of leaves in fall😍 What’s your favourite season? Follow @amazingexploration Follow @amazingexploration Photo by @calsnape A post shared by Travel | Nature | Vacation (@amazingexploration) on Sep 8, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 10 minutes\nBromont is known for its epic ski trails, stunning parks, and fancy vineyards. The best part? It is only a little over an hour away from Montreal.\nDue to its proximity, Bromont is one of the most popular little towns for Montrealers to visit.\nJoliette\nView this post on Instagram La ville de Joliette sous la lentille du talentueux @alexandre0279 🙌🏻📷🌙 #Joliette #monJoliette #Lanaudiere A post shared by Ville de Joliette (@villedejoliette) on Sep 5, 2019 at 6:00pm PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 10 minutes\nA little over an hour outside Montreal is the city of Joliette. Small city but with a big personality, it is full of museums, parks, and vineyards.\nJoliette is continuously growing and the pride locals take in this city is truly magnetic. This is a great place to check out for a day.\nOrford\nView this post on Instagram Soaking up every last bits of summer 🌳 #nature #summer #summertime #nationalparks #easterntownships #green #magog #orford #weekends #hiking #liveinthemoment A post shared by debbiechantalgray (@debbiechantalgray) on Sep 7, 2019 at 6:18pm PDT\nDistance: 1 hour 20 minutes\nIf you're feeling the need to connect with nature after spending so much time in the city, you're going to love Orford.\nLess than an hour and a half away from the island of Montreal, Mont Orford is a great place to spend a day away with your loved ones.\nThe gondola ride allows you to have a bird's-eye view of the natural landscapes.\nMontebello\nView this post on Instagram Jardin du château de #Montebello A post shared by Audrey Audie (@pur_dey) on Oct 15, 2014 at 11:15am PDT\nDistance: 1 hour and 35 minutes\nNot many people realize is that this quiet town is home to Canada’s biggest rock music festival, Rockfest. Beautiful irony.\nThis is a short drive that is totally worth leaving the comfort of our island.\nWhere are you venturing this weekend?