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8 Adorable Towns In Ontario To Road Trip To From Montreal This Summer That Aren't Ottawa

Perfect places to escape the hustle and bustle of Montreal.

8 Towns In Ontario To Road Trip To This Summer That Aren't Ottawa

There's no denying how lovely it is to travel within Quebec, but sometimes we all yearn to explore place we've never been before. So, we found eight cute towns in Ontario for you to check out whenever that yearning arises.

And no — we're not going to suggest that you to go to Ottawa for the 20th time in your life.

Picton

Distance from Montreal: ~3 hours and 35 minutes

Why You Need To Go: Picton is the perfect town for any wine lover to visit, considering the amount of wine tours visitors can do while there. There's also a lot of nature in and around the town, which makes for an ideal escape from a hectic city like Montreal.

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Goderich

Distance from Montreal: ~7 hours and 30 minutes

Why You Need To Go: Goderich may be a little further out than most like to go for a road trip, but it's known to be the "prettiest town in Canada," so it'll surely be worth the long drive to see all of its 19th century buildings and unique nature spots.

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Kingston

Distance from Montreal: ~3 hours

Why You Need To Go: Kingston may be the size of a city, but it has the heart of a small town. It has a number of different historic sites to check out and you can spend part of your day hanging by the waterfront.

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Perth

Distance from Montreal: ~3 hours

Why You Need To Go: This may not be the Perth in Australia, but it's filled with tons of beautiful green space that makes for a lovely getaway into nature.

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Port Hope

Distance from Montreal: ~4 hours

Why You Need To Go: Port Hope is best known for having great places to go fishing and go its lovely 19th century homes. Plus, if you make your way out there, a visit to Haute Goat Farm is definitely a must.

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Merrickville

Distance from Montreal: ~2 hours and 30 minutes

Why You Need To Go: This Ontario town is another one that has been recognized for its beauty on a national level. It was called Canada's "Most Beautiful Village" by Communities in Bloom, which means there's no better time to go than summer.

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Almonte

Distance from Montreal: ~2 hours and 30 minutes

Why You Need To Go: Almonte is the perfect spot to spend a day just roaming around. Here, you can check out artist's shops, explore unique boutiques, try different restaurants, and more.

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Brockville

Distance from Montreal: ~2 hours

Why You Need To Go: A little drive to Brockville makes for an ideal summer day. While there, you can visit the 1000 Islands Village, check out the cool architecture around the town, and take a hike up The Brock Trail.

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Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.