Big Apple (Colborne, Ontario)

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A tourist photo with the Big Apple
View from Highway 401, circa 2006

The Big Apple is a bakery, restaurant and roadside attraction in the community of Colborne, part of the municipality of Cramahe, Northumberland County in Central Ontario, Canada, a driving distance of approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi) eastward from downtown Toronto. It is located on the south side of Ontario Highway 401 at interchange 497 (Northumberland County Road 25/Percy Street) and is easily recognizable from the highway by its huge apple-shaped structure, claimed to be the world's largest.[1]

With a height of 10.7 metres (35 ft) and diameter of 11.6 metres (38 ft), the Big Apple features an observation deck.

The site also features a petting zoo, a complimentary miniature golf course, and other amenities.

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  1. ^ Culbert, Terry (1995). "Northumberland Country Apples". County Roads: Around Ontario with Global Television's Terry Culbert. Burnstown, Ontario: General Store Publishing House. p. 17. ISBN 1896182216. 

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Coordinates: 44°01′20″N 77°54′20″W / 44.02222°N 77.90556°W / 44.02222; -77.90556