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Magical Fall Date Activities Close To Montreal That Will Turn You Into A Hopeless Romantic

I recently learned an interesting piece of counter-intuitive information about the fall season which confirms some long-held suspicions I've had about autumn.

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Dr. Natasha Turnerreported for The Weather Network that "testosterone increases" during the fall, as a result, so does our sex drive. Oh la la.

No wonder fall has always been considered such a "romantic" season.

This isn't just someanecdotal idea that we've socially constructed; there is a deep biological urge at play, pushing us to either stay together, "makeup," or "break up" during the fall months.

So – whether you're fanning a new flame or stoking a burning fire, fall is the time to get out there and spend some quality time with your S/O. Here are some of the best mini road trips and activities around Montreal that will make fall 2018 the most romantic of all.

1. Check out Foresta Lumina for a romantic and magical light show

Where: Coaticook, Quebec
Distance from Montreal: 1 hour

Foresta Lumina is a beautiful light show in the town of Coaticook, right near Sherbrooke. "Foresta Lumina," takes you along the 2km path of lights and will transport you to another world completely. The show is equipped with sensational lighting, sound-tingling music, all the while being enveloped in a magical force. Tickets are only $16.09 for adults.

2. Roadtrip to the most magical Quebec town that boasts the brightest foliage

Where: Stanstead, Quebec
Distance from Montreal: 1.5 hour

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A quick drive to see this picturesque town when all the leaves have turned a deep crimson, yellow, and orange sound absolutely delightful to me. Besides seeing a beautiful town, you can also smell and see the famous Bleu Lavande lavender fields. You can also go biking, golf, or take a beautiful walk through the town.

3. Check out "Dead North" the legendary annual haunted corn maze in Vermont

Where: Vermont Corn Maze // North Danville, Vermont
Distance from Montreal: 2.5 hour

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Although this might not seem romantic on the surface, some couples out there might appreciate alternative ways of bonding. It's not so different than going to see a scary movie on a date. This super scary Great North Corn Maze will be open for 4 nights leading up to Halloween, October 6th, October 7th, October 13th, and October 14th. Get your tickets now!

4. Check out Mont Sutton's fall festival happening every weekend!

Where: Mont Sutton, Quebec
Distance from Montreal: 1 hour

The recurring fall event is taking place from September 15th to October 14th, every Saturday and Sunday. The Mont Sutton festival features a full itinerary for each weekend, with so many activities you won't know which ones to do first! Or you can just enjoy the beauty of the mountain and the fall colours.

5. Take a mini road trip to the most scenic "treetop trail"

Where: The Wilds Center // Tupper Lake, NY
Distance from Montreal: 2.5 hours

The "Wild Walk" was created by Wild Center, a not-for-profit organization that offers visitors the chance to explore the Adirondacks from a whole new perspective. The trail is elevated 30 feet above ground level and offers the most spectacular views of the stunning Adirondack mountains.

6. Check out the ultimate "autumn amusement park" every weekend in the Laurentians

Where: Sommet Saint-Sauveur
Distance from Montreal: 1 hour

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This unique fall festival called F.U.N Fest will be open at Sommet Saint-Sauveur for most of the fall. Festivities include scenic chairlift rides, amusement park rides, beer tasting, and more all under the scenery of the beautiful Laurentians. The festival is open every weekend until October 28 so you might want to start planning for your dream autumn mini-vacation before it's too late.

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