Get your winter tires on and prepare yourself for some cool road trips to take from Montreal this winter!\nMTL Blog has created a list of some of the easiest places to make your way to this winter when Montreal's city life becomes just a little too much.\nRead below to find out where the roads could lead you.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nMontreal and its neighbouring areas are a nature-lovers paradise. We tend to forget the beauty the surrounds us when we are stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, constantly blinded by orange cones, and surrounded by “Rue Barré” and “Detour” signs. So, it's important to remember that when the snow inevitably takes over Montreal, there is an array of road trips you can take in order to escape the madness of our city!\nA lot of us may dread winter, but we all know that with the cold comes some of the most picturesque sights your eyes have ever seen. From frozen waterfalls to icy isolated caves, these wintertime delights will make you forget all of the city stressors during the duration of your stay.\nThere are many secluded and tucked away havens within driving distance of our precious island. As per usual, we have done all the necessary research for you, so all you have to do is decide on a place and hop in your car and go.\nEach of these locations is beautiful all year round but truly strives during the long, freezing winter months. Some destinations on this list are in Quebec, while others are in neighbouring provinces or states. Whether you only have an afternoon to spare or you're looking for a long weekend escape, these winter wonderlands are bound to excite you.\nCoaticook, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours\nView this post on Instagram 13-4-19 Throwback a la dernière ride de snowcross lorsqu'il faisait 15 degrés #missingsnow A post shared by Axel Gagne (@axel_gagne) on Jun 15, 2019 at 7:38pm PDT\nCoaticook is an endearing town located in the Eastern Townships that is famous for its amazing ice cream.\nThis destination is ideal for anyone who loves connecting with the great outdoors.\nThroughout the months of winter, you can take in the view from one of the many hiking trails in the area and of course, take a photo on the famous Suspension bridge at Parc De La Gorge. There is even ice skating, snowshoeing, and ice climbing, so if you love adventure, this place is for you.\nSee what's up here!\nSutton, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 20 minutes\nView this post on Instagram country roads⛷ A post shared by @ _brentjohnston on Mar 6, 2019 at 3:13pm PST\nThis destination is a snow lovers' dream thanks to its breathtaking views and natural surroundings.\nSutton is stocked with a ton of cool things to participate in during the wintertime. From blade skiing, winter hiking, and snowshoeing, there will always be something to do while visiting Sutton!\nReady to experience a Sutton winter?\nSaint-Calixte, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour\nView this post on Instagram Balade sur le lac gelé #winter #quebec A post shared by Kristel (@kielllle) on Dec 25, 2016 at 3:13pm PST\nLocated in the heart of L’Achigan River country, Saint-Calixe has always been known for its beautiful forestry.\nFrom workers to vacationers, all nature lovers alike agree that this untouched slice of heaven is a must-visit, especially throughout the cold season.\nIntrigued?\nNotre-Dame-De-La-Merci, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram build longer bridges, not higher fences ✌🏼 🏳 A post shared by Aysu 🌻 (@_aysuxo) on Jan 17, 2018 at 5:59am PST\nSituated on the banks of the Dufresne River, Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci is a dreamlike destination for anyone looking to connect with nature.\nThe Ouareau Forest Regional Park is where you can find every winter activity you've ever imagined. From cross-country skiing along a stunning riverside path to exploring a log riders’ trail, you can rest assured you'll see some magical views.\nLearn more here!\nMandeville, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour and 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram The snow must fall #mandeville A post shared by vp (@blood_jade) on Jan 4, 2017 at 8:47am PST\nThe biggest attraction in Mandeville, Quebec is without a doubt its abundance of nature. Mandeville residents not only pride themselves on their beautiful surroundings, but also on their known hospitality.\nMandeville, Quebec is a snow lovers fantasy.\nFind out more here!\nAusable Chasm, New York\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour\nView this post on Instagram Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures - Lovelle Drachman #adventure #trail #ice #rocks #hiking #ausablechasm A post shared by P R I M C H O U (@primchou) on Feb 5, 2019 at 3:39pm PST\nJust across the Canadian border lies a winter extravaganza that is sure to take your breath away. Ausable Chasm is known for its scenery and tranquillity, and although tourists tend to flock here throughout the summer months, it peaks visually during the winter.\nAt Ausable Chasm, you will be able to see gigantic icicles that tower above the river, while also having the chance to discover the depths of the chasm blanketed in snow.\nThis magnificent experience will provide you with enough memories to last a lifetime!\nLooking for a new experience?\nQuébec City\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 50 minutes\nView this post on Instagram #quebeccitywinter A post shared by Claude St-Pierre (@claudiusacapus) on Jan 6, 2018 at 1:17pm PST\nThis charming and historic destination thrives throughout wintertime due to its undeniable warmth, and I'm not talking about the weather.\nThroughout the cold season, Quebec city offers a ton of fun-filled activities to dive into including tobogganing, tubbing and even take a stroll around a hotel completely made out of ice!\nDon’t forget to check out Quartier Petit Champlain, which will redefine the idea of "winter wonderland" for you.\nCheck it out here!\nLake Bromont\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour\nView this post on Instagram #lakebromont #quebec #canada @rainbows05 😘 A post shared by Yannick Vermunicht (@yannickvermunicht) on Mar 8, 2016 at 9:19am PST\nLocated just one hour away from Montreal, Lake Bromont is a dream-like destination for anyone who is looking for a weekend filled with outdoor, winter fun!\nFrom skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing and eating decadent means, Lake Bromont is a great place to escape to for the afternoon, since it's so close!\nWant to know more?\nEast Burke, Vermont\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram There is no Winter without Snow, no Spring without Sunshine, and no Happiness without taking the Time to enjoy the View. East Burke Vermont, the Mountains are Calling.... Photo by @crowleydigital. #themountainsarecalling, #mountainlife, #mountainparadise, #enjoylife, #happyguests, #vermontlife, #boutiquehotel, #uniquehotels, #spahotel, #nordicexperience, #willoburke, #travel, #travelandlife, #travelgram, #instatravel, #burkemountain, #kingdomtrails, #fatbike, #mountainbike, #ski, #ride, #nordicspa, #wanderlust, #northeastkingdom, #eastburke, #vermont, #explore, #experience, #discover, #thewilloburkeway A post shared by WilloBurke Boutique Inn (@willoburke) on Mar 24, 2019 at 1:49am PDT\nEast Burke Vermont may be a small town, but throughout the cold of winter, there's a lot is going on.\nNot only is this destination home to Burke Mountain Academy, which is a famous ski racing school, but it is also home to some of the most quaint and house-like locations.\nThis town is straight out of a fairy-tale, and if you ever get the chance to spend some time there, you'll definitely agree!\nFind out more here\nChutes Montmorency, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours\nView this post on Instagram Thirty metres higher than Niagara Falls, Montmorency Falls crashes down just a 15-minute drive from downtown Quebec City. There, you can take a cable car up from the St. Lawrence River to the top of the falls, enjoy a panoramic stroll along the cliff top, and across the pedestrian bridge suspended above the falls. In the summer months, test your sense of adventure by ziplining beside the falls, climbing next to them on the via ferrata, or ascending the cape’s famous scenic stairs, only 487 steps high... #ExploreCanada 📸: @thatsotee 📍: @quebecregion, @tourismequebec, @reseausepaq . La chute Montmorency, qui dépasse les chutes Niagara d’une trentaine de mètres en hauteur, n’est qu’à une quinzaine de minutes en voiture du centre-ville de Québec. En prenant le téléphérique aux abords du fleuve Saint-Laurent, vous pourrez rallier le sommet de la chute et admirer le panorama qui se dresse depuis la falaise ou le pont suspendu. L’été, étanchez votre soif d’aventure en vous mesurant à la tyrolienne ou à la via ferrata jouxtant la chute, ou encore en montant le célèbre escalier du cap, qui compte « seulement » 487 marches. #ExploreCanada 📸 @thatsotee 📍 @quebecregion, @tourismequebec, @reseausepaq #QuebecCite #QuebecOriginal #MontmorencyFalls #ChutesMontmorency #Sepaq #Quebec A post shared by Explore Canada (@explorecanada) on Jan 18, 2019 at 9:14am PST\nThroughout the winter season, these larger than life waterfalls turn into one of the most visually appealing sights you will ever lay your eyes on.\nThis destination is a small detour from Quebec City and is totally worth checking out, especially if you are an admirer of nature and all its glory.\nWanna know what's up?\nParc National De La Jacques Cartier, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours\nView this post on Instagram #salomon #parcnationaldelajacquescartier🍁🇨🇦 #trailrunning A post shared by Vanessa thauvette (@vanessathauvette) on Feb 17, 2019 at 6:27am PST\nSituated just north of Quebec city, this national park is known for its immense beauty, especially once the snow begins to fall.\nDecorated with natural beauty, this magical destination is home to one of the most incredible glacial valleys in all of Quebec, along with an inspiring forest that is sure to blow your mind while you're covered in snow.\nInterested in visiting this national park?\nMont Orford, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Surprise your girl can ski... not only a summer chick 🎿 A post shared by Faye (@fayemelissa.m) on Mar 6, 2019 at 2:37pm PST\nMany Montrealers choose to escape the hustle and bustle of the city by going to the Eastern townships.\nMont Orford National Park will have even the biggest winter skeptics enjoying themselves in the cold outdoors.\nThe views that can be seen from this location are awe-inspiring, and the richness of nature here is nothing less than spectacular.\nFind out more here!\nMont Tremblant\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours\nView this post on Instagram Le calme avant cette dernière journée qui s’annonce grandiose ! 🔥😍 . . Calm down before the last day, which is gonna be grandiose! 🔥😍 . . 📷 @leprev . . | #tremblant A post shared by Tremblant (@monttremblant) on Apr 22, 2019 at 6:26am PDT\nIf you are from Montreal, there is a very high chance that you have experienced all the mesmerizing beauty that can be found here. But, have you truly experienced all its glory after the snow has fallen?\nIf you haven’t, do yourself a favour and check it out this winter. At Mont Tremblant, you can go skiing, snowboarding and even indulge in an après ski delight! At night, the village has some awesome restaurants and bars to check out, which ensures that visitors have the time of their lives.\nFind out what activities you can do here!\nMuskoka, Ontario\nDistance from Montreal: 6 hours & 15 minutes\nView this post on Instagram We skirted the shoreline blown away by the beauty and calm that surrounded us. All the while reminding ourselves that some people dream of these scenes or experiences. To us, this was just another Tuesday morning. A post shared by Joel Jones (@livelihood.ca) on Nov 14, 2018 at 4:54am PST\nMuskoka River is a place where many Toronto locals escape to during the weekend throughout the year.\nThroughout the cold of winter, Muskoka is flooded with visitors looking to take in the beauty and dive into all the fun activities offered.\nFrom wilderness adventures to outdoor arenas, this destination is definitely worth the drive.\nLearn more about Muskoka River here!\nSaint-Remi-De-Tingwick, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 25 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Difficile de se plaindre de l’hiver lorsqu’on tombe devant des paysages aussi remarquable que celui-ci ❄️ . 📷:: @lallier.me A post shared by Aventuriers du Nord 🌎 (@aventuriersdunord) on Jan 5, 2018 at 7:25am PST\nSurround yourself with the tranquil sounds of the forests located in the Bois-Francs region of Quebec. This destination is great for those who love hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing - basically any sport involving snow.\nAllow yourself to escape to a wintery romance of a weekend, and when you do, keep this lovely destination in mind.\nReady for the drive?\nNorth Hatley, Quebec\nView this post on Instagram Petite marche dans le coin ce matin dans un si beau décor! #northhatley #paysage #nature #paisible #printemps #spring #instapic #photography #photo #photolover #photooftheday A post shared by Annie Fréchette (@anysoleil46) on Apr 7, 2019 at 4:53pm PDT\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 30 minutes\nLocated only 90 minutes from Montreal, this endearing town is known for its charm, abundance of nature and homey accommodations.\nThroughout the months of winter, guests can enjoy cross-country skiing and long, nature-filled walks. There are also some great restaurants to pick from in the area.\nSee what's up here\nBurlington, Vermont\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 50 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Good ole' Burl'ton winter. ;) A post shared by Clifton Kenny Publishing (@cliftonkennypublishing) on Jan 30, 2016 at 7:02pm PST\nThis cute and wholesome town is located right across the border - so make sure you bring your passport with you!\nBurlington has a small-town vibe and throughout the winter it becomes the perfect place to escape to.\nThis is a great destination for someone who wants to be close to nature, but also wants to shop a little and eat out at cute restaurants. This blend of old and new-school is an ideal place for a quick day trip!\nFind out what you can do in Burlington here\nLittleton, New Hampshire\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 45 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Can't wait to get back on the mountain ⛷ A post shared by Angela💫 (@xx.angela.13) on Sep 24, 2019 at 3:35pm PDT\nThis lovable town is nestled between the northern White Mountains and the Connecticut River, making it a must-see for any Montreal local.\nFrom shopping to eating to outdoor activities, Littletown has it all. This photogenic little town is a great place for anyone looking to escape the rush of Montreal for a few days.\nFind out a little about Littletown here!\nDrummondville, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram #insta_color #neonlights #urban_shots #artanddesign #urban_shutter #drawing #drummondville #quebec #canada A post shared by Gabriela (@gabrielay91) on Jan 5, 2019 at 8:58pm PST\nFrom tubbing to skating, Drummondville is a utopia for anyone who loves the outdoors but doesn't want to drive too far from the city to explore it.\nLocated only 90 minutes from Montreal, Drummondville is a quaint town with more to do than one would expect.\nNot only is there every winter activity you can think of going on, but there are a ton of restaurants, stores, and a cool nightlife scene to explore.\nDuring the months of winter, this town turns itself into a Christmas village, which is sure to keep you coming back again and again.\nFind out more about Drummondville here!\nBeloeil, Quebec\nDistance from Montreal: 37 minutes\nView this post on Instagram 🥰 #montsthilaire #monteregie #arretobligatoire #ontheroad #beloeil #riviere #richelieu #printemps #soleil #sunnyday #cafaitdubien #bluesky A post shared by Ge ! (@yamelge75) on Apr 10, 2019 at 12:38pm PDT\nBeloeil may only be 30 minutes outside of Montreal but from the minute you enter, you will feel as though you are miles away.\nBeloeil is a combination of country and city living, so if you're just looking for a place to explore for the day, this is the spot for you.\nNot only is it drowning in natural beauty but there are a ton of activities to dive into, especially during the cold of winter, including my favourites: tobogganing, and sledding!\nWanna know more?\nOttawa, Ontario\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 15 minutes\nView this post on Instagram This #tb shot will help you feel cooler in summer heat #myottawa #ottawaphotography #ottawaphotographer #ottawacanal #canadaphotography #parliamenthill #rideaucanalskateway #rideaucanal #ottawa #ottawatourism #ottcity #ottawalife #ottawacity #ottawawinter A post shared by Anya (@whitemousephoto) on Jul 27, 2019 at 8:16am PDT\nFrom December to January, Ottawa becomes one of the most Christmas inspired locations throughout our country.\nAnd, it doesn't stop there.\nOttawa is also home to a ton of incredible winter activities including ice skating on the Rideau Canal, hiking at Gatineau park, and cross-country skiing.\nGet more info here!