& Natural Resources
SCENIC & HISTORIC LANDSCAPES
Black Rock Scenic Overlook Along the Byway
Unlike most modern roadways the original Walton Road
followed the terrain of the Plateau. The character of the road was largely dependent upon the existing terrain; this reflects the historical approach in which roadways were constructed at that time. In a similar way, agricultural land was settled based on the favorability of the terrain for agricultural practices. This pattern of land settlement can still be seen today from the Byway, thus evoking the character of the rural landscapes as they were settled by early pioneers. In addition to evoking rural scenes that are much as they were during the early 19th century when the Walton Road was established, many of the landscapes qualify as high quality views. Such views include overlooks, picturesque waterfalls, and scenic waterways.