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Roadside attractions – The Varney Big Chair

February 2021

The small village of Varney, Ontario, an unincorporated village within the Municipality of West Grey, is known for two things: the Varney International Speedway, a 1/4 mile high banked short track motor racing oval, and the Varney Big Chair.

The Varney Big Chair is a massively oversized Muskoka Chair (also known as an Adirondack Chair), which at 22 foot high, is bigger than a similar oversized chair found in the Town of Gravenhurst, in Muskoka Region. Easily seen on the west side of Highway 6, just north of Varney, it has become a popular local tourist attraction.

As it’s located on private property, visitors should be respectful when stopping to take photos.

Sources: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/14824, Varney, Ontario – Wikipedia.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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