With summer fast approaching, it's about time that you start planning your summer adventure! The good news is that you don't have to be stuck in the city to have an unforgettable summer.
With so many activities just a short drive away, you don't even have to stay in Canada! Airline tickets are ridiculously expensive these days so why shouldn't you plan a quaint and quiet vacation just a few hours across the border?
Even if you don't want quaint and quiet, there are plenty of fantastic options for you! From Santa's workshop, to New England villages, to white water rafting, MTLBlog brings you a list of 23 insane spots across the border that you must check out this summer!
Head To The Ben & Jerry's Factory
What: See how they make your favourite ice cream, sample new flavours, see the flavour graveyard, and of course, eat some of the best ice creams ever.
Where: 1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd Route 100, Waterbury, Vermont
Hike Through The Flume Gorge
What: Breathtaking waterfalls, caves, and incredible natural views await you at the Flume Gorge.
Where: Route 3, Off I-93 Exit 34A, Lincoln, NH
Summit The Highest Peak In The Northeastern U.S.
What: Mount Washington stands 6,288 meters above sea level, making it the highest peak in the Northeastern U.S. make sure to check weather conditions before climbing!
Where: Latitude 44° 16' N, Longitude 71° 18' W
Take The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway
What: A 80 person tramcar brings you to the summit of Cannon Mountain, one of the highest mountains in New Hampshire. With walking paths and one of the most scenic views ever, this one is a must.
Where: 260 Tramway Drive, Franconia, NH
Visit Legoland New York
What: Everyone has played with Lego at some point in their lives, so why not re-live your childhood and head to Legoland? You know you want to.
Where: 6 North Church Street, Goshen, New York
Bike Lake Champlain
What: Discover over 2,500 kilometres of one of the most scenic bike routes in America. Ride through two states and alongside one of the largest lakes in the region.
Where: New York and Vermont
Kayak Lake Winnipesaukee
What: Kayak through one of the most picturesque regions in the Northeastern United States. See everything from covered bridges to colonial castles.
Where: Belknap County and Carroll County, New Hampshire
See The Stars At The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
What: Check out one of the most well-catalogued and interesting collections of natural history inside a giant Victorian mansion built in 1889.
Where: 1302 Main St, St Johnsbury, Vermont
Eat Some Chowder & Fudge In Rockport
What: It's a quintessential seaside New England village. Located away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Cod, Rockport is a perfect relaxing getaway.
Where: Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Catch A Ballgame At Fenway Park
What: Take a drive to the closest major American city and see the defending World Series Champions play at one of America's oldest baseball fields.
Where: 4 Jersey Street, Boston, MA
Experience Christmas In July
What: No, you're not hallucinating. This is a real place. It's open all year round so how could you not go?
Where: North Pole, New York
Explore One Of The Largest Art Museums In The World
What: The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMoCA) is a sprawling complex that includes exhibits from some of the biggest contemporary artists in the world. The avant-garde displays make for a lot of fun.
Where: 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Massachusetts
Fall In Love With Movies At The George Eastman Museum
What: The Eastman Museum is one of the oldest and largest film, motion picture, and photography archives in the world.
Where: 900 East Ave, Rochester, New York
Live The Olympic Legacy At Lake Placid
What: Lake Placid is one of the biggest vacation destinations in New York state. It was also the site of two Winter Olympic Games. In addition to hiking and kayaking, you can take part in some Olympic activities.
Where: Lake Placid, New York
Swim At One Of The Most Beautiful Beaches In New England
What: The seaside village of Ogunquit, Maine is a popular summer destination for people from Quebec. Its wide, sandy beach, rocky cliffs, famous casino, and large community of artists make it one of the most beautiful places in New England.
Where: Ogunquit, Maine
Take It Easy In Camden
What: Whether you want to relax on the waterfront, have some awesome food, or go on a long, scenic bike ride — in Camden, everything is possible.
Where: Camden, Maine
See The Baseball Hall Of Fame
What: Legend has it that the first game of baseball was played in Cooperstown, New York. In addition to its famous museum, Cooperstown, on the shore of Lake Otsego, is full of charming attractions.
Where: Cooperstown, New York
Go Tubing In Ausable Chasm
What: "The Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks" is the place to be if you love whitewater adventures through mountain passes.
Where: 2144 Route 9, Ausable Chasm, New York
Go Boating At Lake George
What: It's the quintessential laid-back summer trip. So what if you went there with your family? Go again as an adult!
Where: Lake George, New York
Visit The Thousand Islands
What: A collection of islands and landmarks located all through upstate New York and parts of Ontario.
Where: 43373 Collins Landing, Alexandria Bay, New York
Do Go Chasing Waterfalls At Watkins Glen State Park
What: See 19 waterfalls along a scenic route full of 200-foot cliffs and many gorges. You can also camp!
Where: 1009 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen, New York
Happy American travels!