13 great road trips from Montreal for when you can’t wait to hit the road


Since this summer is all about local trips, you’re probably planning your next trip to Quebec inspired by Blog MTL, aren’t you? I mean, you’ve been hiking, kayaking, renting a cabin, and having a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, so what else can there be? The answer: a scenic road trip from Montreal.

Lucky for you, there are a seemingly endless number of scenic drives you can cycle through the province when you need a change of pace.

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Whether you want to take a drive through a nice local neighborhood or even take a great hike through our beautiful country, you have tons of possibilities.

What’s even better is that taking a road trip follows all of the recommended health rules, so double win.

Remember to check the condition of the roads and know the sanitary rules if you plan to stop somewhere.

Here are 13 great summer walks to take when you can’t wait to hit the road.

Village of Senneville

Where: Montreal, QC

How long: 8.2 km

One of Montreal’s wealthiest communities is easily accessible by a local road. Go find the future home of your dreams (there is also a fort!).


Highway 50 in Ottawa

Where: Mirabel, QC

How long: 149 km

If you are planning a trip to Ottawa, take the scenic Highway 50 to see all the pretty riverside villages and mountain views.


Highway 155 in Saguenay

Where: Trois-Rivières, QC

How long: 386 km

From Trois-Rivières, Highway 155 is hailed as “one of the most beautiful roads” in the province.


The Navigators Route (A-132)

Where: Start in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC

How long: More than 1000 km

Highway 132 runs from the Ontario border to the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula along the river.


Highway 138 Towards the North Shore

Where: Start in Repentigny, QC

How long: More than 1000 km

Explore the north shore of Quebec along Highway 138 towards Quebec and beyond.


The summit walk

Where: Mont Mégantic, QC

How long: 193 km

The Summit Drive passes through the many mountains of the Eastern Townships, offering spectacular views of the surrounding valleys.


Townships Trail

Where: Start in Granby, QC

How long: 430 km

Taking you through some of the cutest little towns in the Eastern Townships, the Chemin des Cantons, otherwise known as the Sentier des Cantons, is a road trip that has something for everyone.


The Wine Route

Where: Brome-Missisquoi, QC

How long: 140 km

If you consider yourself a wine lover, you and a few friends should definitely take this road trip through the wine region of Quebec.


The Cider Route

Where: Montérégie region

How long: 130 km

If wine isn’t your thing, you’re in luck because right next to the Quebec wine region is Quebec cider country!


Prince Edward County

Where: Take Highway 62 South from Belleville, ON

How long: Between 70 and 80 km from start to finish

If you’re done driving in Quebec, take a short jaunt on the Ontario 401 and turn off when you arrive in Prince Edward County. You will find yourself in one of Ontario’s best cottage countries.


Thousand Islands Promenade

Where: Get off Highway 401 in Brockville, ON

How long: About 200 km from Montreal

Drive down the 401 and exit to explore the Thousand Islands, a small archipelago of literally over 1,000 small islands in Lake Ontario.


La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve Highway 117

Where: Depart in Saint-Jérôme, QC

How long: 264 km

You know how every time you drive north you sort of stop in Mont-Tremblant and never go any further? This is a mistake – you will know it if you keep driving on Highway 117.


Algonquin Provincial Park Route 60

Where: Starts in Petawawa, ON and ends in Huntsville, ON

How long: 237 km

Although you will have to get out of your car to explore the park’s vast interior, you can still see some incredible sights if you drive along Highway 60.


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