Forests, mountains, waterfalls, and other natural treasures surround Québec City and can be reached in less than a few hours drive—spend a whole day, or weekend, if you wish. Bucolic Île d’Orléans, over a bridge just outside the city, is an unspoiled mini-oasis with farms, orchards, maple groves, and 18th- and 19th-century houses. The waterfalls of Montmorency make for dazzling fun, especially in the spring, when winter thaws make them thunder. Le Massif is a top destination for downhill sports enthusiasts, especially after a fresh snowfall.
You can easily combine the second Day Trip, to Montmorency waterfalls, with the first or third Day Trips to Île d’Orléans or Le Massif. The waterfalls are along the highway just across from Île d’Orléans and on the way north to Le Massif.
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