U.S. Route 50 cuts across the entire nation of America from east to west. Also known as U.S. Highway 50, it stretches 3,073 miles from Maryland to California, and is one of the major east-west highway routes connecting our country… right through the state of West Virginia. In the Mountain State, U.S. Route 50 is also known as the Northwestern Turnpike or the George Washington Highway, and it enters West Virginia near Rowlesburg in the east and exits west of Parkersburg. And one of the most unique stops along the entire 3,073-mile route is here: Cool Springs Park in Rowlesburg, West Virginia, an animal farm, restaurant, and general store that’s like an oasis along this lengthy highway that’s been nicknamed “The Loneliest Road in America.”
All that to say that if you have never visited Cool Springs Park, it deserves a spot on your bucket list this year! And if you have visited it already, then you know it’s worth a revisit soon – like the very next time you find yourself navigating this portion of Route 50. And this is only the tip of the iceberg for what Rowlesburg, West Virginia has to offer.
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