Anyone who’s ever suffered through the mind-numbing stop-and-go traffic (14 whole lanes of it!) crawling through Toronto on the 401 Highway will probably also have driven by this delightful roadside apple sculpture as they head east towards Montreal. Towering over the highway, The Big Apple beckons weary travellers to stop at this temple of of a pie factory and refresh their spirits after the several circles of traffic hell they’ve been through in Toronto.
It is located in Ontario’s apple region on the shores of the great lake. We’ve been driving past since I was a child, but now it’s bigger than ever – there’s even put-put and an animal adventure area! Since the 401 is one of the most boring highways ever, it draws surprisingly big crowds on a summer weekend, eager for any excuse to get out of the car.
No cider yet, but their website promises the addition of the 401 Cider Brewery. Stay tuned Ontario drivers, you might be able to get a cider along with your pie soon. Just don’t get back on the road if you’ve enjoyed it too much. There are enough wrecks on the 401 already.