"The beloved Muskoka chair started out as the Westport chair, named after Westport, New York, where it was patented. It later became known as the Adirondack chair, in honour of the mountains of the same name in New York state, where tuberculosis patients were sent to relax and take in the fresh air at a convalescent home."
Over the years, improvements were made, such as using slats instead of a single slab for the seat and back. No one knows who brought the first one to Canada or the start of the term Muskoka chair. But there it is: Muskoka or Adirondack - nothing different. Both are the epitome of summer comfort and relaxation.
What better way to enjoy the calendar's slide between July 1st and July 4th!