Roads Created by Design
Many of the historic trails were adapted from old
farm roads. All
of the park's serpentine roads were designed as pleasure
drives. Beach Drive
follows Rock Creek. The
present road system continues to reflect their original
purpose of providing public access to the enjoyment of
extraordinary rural scenery.
Although adapted to the automobile, the designed
alignment, width and environmental surroundings of these
scenic roads has not substantially changed since the 1920s.
(National Register of Historic Places).