It's almost the end of summer, which means it's time to take those road trips you wanted to do all summer right now! At the beginning of every summer we always make grand plans of crazy and amazing things we want to do and see while the weather is still beautiful.
But as the summer continues, we get busy with work, family, and even school. It gets difficult to take a weekend out of our busy lives to plan a vacation to a nice beach resort, a road trip to those cool waterfalls two hours away, or even just a visit to your family members for a weekend.
It happens to all of us so don't feel too bad about it. I'm sure at this point in the summer, with the middle August here and the end of summer extremely close, you're regretting not taking the time out of your busy life to treat yourself to a nice summer getaway.
Well, there's still time! Summers not over yet, the sun's still shining, the sky is still blue and the water is still refreshing. If you're looking for a nice place to spend some time for yourself, check out these amazing hidden swimming holes that are super close to Montreal!
1. Chutes Sainte-Marguerite, Quebec
Distance From Montreal: 1 hr 10 mins
This secret waterfall is a perfect place to road trip to to enjoy your last days of summer. It is located only 1 hour from Montreal right on the Sainte-Adele River! It's a magical place waterfall and swimming hole combined where you can swim, tan and enjoy.
2. Triple Buckets, Vermont
Distance From Montreal: 2 hrs
Located right near Burlington, Vermont this swimming hole is definitely one of the best. It's downstream of the incredibly dangerous Huntington Gorge, which is not recommended as a swimming spot but the Triple Buckets swimming hole definitely is. The name 'triple buckets' comes from the three levels of waterfalls.
3. Bathtub Island, Ontario
Distance From Montreal: 10 hrs
Bathtub Island is the cutest swimming hole located in Northern Ontario, more specifically Katherine's Cove on Lake Superior. This place is a hidden gem, which you should definitely get to as soon as you get the chance. With gorgeous blue waters, and amazing scenery you won't be disappointed here at all.
Although it isn't very close to Montreal, it is an amazing destination totally worth going to.
4. Wallingford Back-Mine, Quebec
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Distance From Montreal: 2 hr 9 mins
Definitely one of the coolest places in Quebec right now. It's only 2 hours from Montreal which makes this the perfect day trip adventure. The water in this grotto is bright blue/green and is deep enough for swimming and kayaking!
5. Warren Falls, Vermont
Distance From Montreal: 2 hrs 35 mins
This gorgeous swimming hole features cliffs to jump from, an amazing waterfall and giant rocks to lay out on! A bonus is that it's only 2.5 hours from Montreal. So pack up your bags and head over the border to this hidden gem ASAP.
6. Havelock Quarry, Ontario
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Distance From Montreal: 4 hrs
This quarry is a super fun getaway not that far from Montreal! If you drive towards Toronto and slightly north you'll get there in less than 4 hours! It has super clear water for swimming and is also a great place for fishing and other water activities.
7. Bristol Falls, Vermont
Distance From Montreal: 2 hrs 20 mins
Another amazing swimming hole located 2 hours from Montreal in Vermont! It's amazing blue water and flowing falls will make you want to jump in for sure. You won't be able to resist swimming in this clear blue pool for long.
8. Wakefield Rocks, Quebec
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Distance From Montreal: 2 hrs 29 mins
This amazing swimming hole is located right here in Quebec! It's only a 2 hour drive from Montreal which makes this the perfect weekend swimming adventure. Bring your best pals and your pool floaties and you've got yourself a pretty awesome day!
9. Rockcliffe Pond, Ontario
Distance From Montreal: 2 hrs 20 mins
This cute little pond is located right in Ottawa, 2 hours from Montreal! If you're thinking that swimming in a pond definitely isn't allowed, well it actually is from June to September. There's also many walking paths around the park for you to enjoy and witness all the nature available to you!
10. Bridal Veil Falls, Ontario
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Distance From Montreal: 9 hrs
You probably could never guess that this place is located in Ontario, well it is! It's located right on Manitoulin Island on Lake Superior. You can swim under the super tall, flowing falls or if you don't want to get wet, you can climb behind them and just snap a quick pic. Although it's not the closest to Montreal, if you're up for a fun road trip this is definitely the place.
11. Meech Lake, Quebec
Distance From Montreal: 2 hrs 30 mins
Located right here in Chelsea, Quebec it's only 2.5 hours from Montreal! This cute little lake is the perfect hidden swimming spot for you to explore. Spend a day, or a couple days, relaxing here to fully enjoy your last few days of summer.