We just took a weekend trip up to Mont Tremblant, better known for skiing, but a nice place year round.
Since we're a top down bunch, I can say it's nice from spring to fall for golf, trail riding (bike), hiking, and there are some great lakes in the area, so fishing must be on the menu. There is also a race track there, of the same name. There is a ski village (somewhat Disneyesque we thought) at the base of the mountain on the south side, and the village of St Jovite is nearby and really the better deal.
MT is within striking distance from Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, and Kingston; certainly one could reach it from CT and Vt as well as Toronto, but perhaps taking off Friday evening to Kingston or Ottawa then onwards. It is about 2hrs from Ottawa. The round trip for us was just over half a tank.
The outbound leg was from Ottawa, through Gatineau/Hull and along highway 50 til we turned north on QC317.
Ottawa, ON to Mont-Tremblant, QC - Google Maps
I apologize for not taking pictures - you might want to use google street view etc. The drive north is quite picturesque with large rock outcrops and forests. Many farms along the way do sell various things - cheese, eggs, even rabbit. Lots of equine activity as well. Though french is widely spoken, you will have no problem in english.
While the ski village is a bit Disney, it does have a european vibe to it. Prices are not out of control and the views are very nice. There are hotels and condos in the ski village. There are a variety of online sites to sublet condos btw. One hotel lane was filled with convertibles, including a pewter 171; we also saw an SLS.
St Jovite is quite nice offering a bit more typical village setting. Numerous pubs and cafes, all with reasonable prices and helpful staff. Everything seemed well kept and presentable. We didn't see much though by way of motels etc.
We took a different route south. Mont-Tremblant, QC to Hawkesbury, ON - Google Maps
Lovely scenery but most of the route was limited to 70kph and we were stuck in a line of cars, and right behind a Smart. If we'd been out front, even at 90kph (circa 55mph) would have been fun as the roads are quite twisty and one must keep on the proper side of the line on lefthanders.