Varney, Ontario, Canada: World's Largest Adirondack Chair

White, with a painted-on Canadian flag. Roughly 15 feet tall.
Address:
Hwy. 6, Varney, ON, Canada
Directions:
From Guelph take Highway 6 north approx 90 km (55 miles) to Varney. Chair is visible from road, just north of town, on west side.
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Big chair. World's Largest Adirondack Chair

There's no question: when I hear "World's Largest Chair" we're there! However, The Chair Gods didn't make it easy for us. With useless cell phone navigation (due to the outrageous fees for being out of the USA) and two non-updated GPS's, Varney was nonexistent to us. So we had the hotel print out the directions. A little old-fashioned, but we headed on our two-hour journey up to Varney. We stopped numerous times once we got close to see if we were heading in the right direction. Everyone knew exactly what we were talking about. The directions we had were to the Varney Speedway, due to not having an exact address for the chair (I knew that the chair was near the speedway). BAM! We passed the speedway, our eyes darting everywhere, looking for the chair. All of a sudden my partner in crime screamed, "I see it!" I pulled over and there was just silence.

The two of us were speechless. This chair was rang dang -- and small! But then.. No! "THERE'S the chair!" my partner screamed. My jaw dropped. It truly was the largest chair I'd ever seen!

We drove up the road a little and pulled into the driveway. The very nice homeowner came over and talked to us. The large white chair no longer has the Canadian flag on it, and it also has some new pieces of wood that aren't painted. The lady said we could climb onto it. I didn't care how I got up there; I knew it had to be done. I felt the Chair Gods there with me as I stood on top of it.

Lessons learned: No chair is ever big enough, and update your GPS before road tripping! Oh, and don't be fooled by the little replica chair down the road.

[Cheryl Ann Rondinelli, 07/25/2013]
World's Largest Adirondack Chair

Large wooden Adirondack chair, approx 12 ft high, located just north of Varney, Ontario on Highway 6. Chair is painted white, with a Canadian flag on the front.

[C. Walker, 01/05/2009]
Large Adirondack Chair

On our way to Tobermory, we passed a large Adirondack chair on Highway 6. We were only able to snap a blurry picture as we passed. Light was getting low and we had to get to the Tobermory and the ferry.

[Steve Cook, 02/13/2007]

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