The First Operating Turnpike In Virginia Is A Breathtaking Historic Road Just Waiting To Be Driven
There’s nothing like a scenic drive to calm the mind and inspire an appreciation for the beauty of Virginia. The next time you’re in the mood to sit back, relax, and enjoy the backroads, we’ve got just the place for you. The Snickersville Turnpike isn’t exactly how it sounds; this Loudoun County route is more backroad than interstate. Yet it holds the unique distinction of being the first official turnpike in Virginia. Here’s more on this winding country road that will surely put your mind at ease.
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Have you driven Snickersville Turnpike before? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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