A long weekend is desirable to all travel lovers. A first long weekend is fast approaching. Now is the time to plan a getaway to take full advantage of the opportunity! Here is sharing 5 best gateways to enjoy a long weekend.

Kingston, Ontario

Do you know Kingston in Ontario? If your answer is no, the long weekend is a good opportunity to go for a ride. Kingston, which is the oldest city in Ontario, is interesting for many reasons, starting with the Rideau Canal Heritage Route, but also for the Fort Henry National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Walking on the edge of the water is one of the favorite activities of tourists. Visiting the Great Lakes Marine Museum, the Kingston Olive Oil Factory or the haunted Kingston are all options to discover this lively and charming city.

New Hampshire, United States

New Hampshire may not be a great American state, but despite its modest size, it has a lot to offer in terms of activities and is one of the best gateways to enjoy a long weekend for a Nature-themed getaway.

It is here in the spotlight, we will appreciate including the many mountains, hundreds of lakes including the famous Lake Winnipesaukee, the beautiful coastline of 30 km long with charming little towns. Mount Washington, the highest point in the Northeastern United States is, of course, a must and deserves to travel alone. The state has many museums for those who are not outdoors enthusiasts. It takes 4 hours from Montreal to reach Mount Washington.

Lake Placid, United States

For sports fans, Lake Placid is an idea of a getaway to enjoy a long weekend that is very attractive, not only because it is located only 2 hours from Montreal, but also it has the entire infrastructure, it must be said that it has hosted the Olympic Games twice, in 1932 and 1980. You can, therefore, practice all possible outdoor activities imaginable, whether hiking, biking in the forest, skiing, rafting … The Adirondack region will charm you without a doubt.

Gourmet getaway in Quebec

Why not make your weekend getaway a gourmet outing? For example, in Montérégie where the pleasures to eat is numerous. There is even the circuit of the peasant who will take you to the heart of the Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley with each stop, an orchard, a vineyard or a site where to pick your own … You can also do the road cider in Montérégie, 14 recognized cider houses await you from Rockburn to Mont-Saint-Hilaire, via Hemmingford or Rougemont.

Montérégie is just one of many in the province. The gourmet getaways are very numerous. A very powerful and free tool is the site of Terroir and Saveurs du Quebec, which allows you to view on a map the different gourmet attractions and create your own itinerary.

Shopping in Plattsburgh, United States

Everyone does not like museums, forest walks, and seaside walks. That’s why shopping was probably invented … One of the American cities, where it’s easy to shop, is Plattsbugh, whose proximity to our province makes it is one of the best gateways to enjoy a long weekend under the sign of consumption.