Sanford Riverwalk - Cycling

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Summary

The Sanford Riverwalk is a short, 1-mile stretch of paved trail in Sanford, Florida, but don’t let the short distance fool you. The Riverwalk allows you to bike along the shoreline of Lake Monroe and provides great views at sunset, as well as easy access to the local sites and parks in Sanford, Florida.

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Chris Hamilton

Distance

2.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

20.6 miles

Difficulty

2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

0 hours

15 - 30 minutes

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

No

Review

Intro

The Sanford Riverwalk is a short, 1-mile stretch of paved trail in Sanford, Florida, but don’t let the short distance fool you. The Riverwalk allows you to bike along the shoreline of Lake Monroe and provides great views at sunset as well as easy access to the local sites and parks in Sanford. This local trail is a favorite with residents and definitely worth a visit if you are new to the area or just passing through.

What Makes It Great

The Sanford Riverwalk is a great bike path to use if you are looking for a relaxing day out. Want to learn more about the local history of the area? Then use the Riverwalk to bike over to Fort Mellon Park and the Sanford Museum. The trail is 15 feet wide and offers plenty of room for people to pass if needed. This feature makes it great if you are looking for a casual ride and want to take your time.

One of the best features of the Sanford Riverwalk is the sunset views you can get from the trail. Because of the short distance, this is a great trail to ride in the evening after work and watch the sun go down over Lake Monroe.

Make sure to bring a water bottle and fill it up at the water fountains located along the trail.

In addition to the local parks and museum, the Sanford Riverwalk brings you past a variety of local restaurants and shops, as well as the Monroe Harbour Marina. If you are looking for a great coffee shop, make sure you stop at the Rabbitfoot Records Coffee Lounge, located just off the Riverwalk on E. 1st St.

Who is Going to Love It

Casual cyclists will enjoy the Sanford Riverwalk. This is a great trail for families and is easy for kids to ride on. Kids will also enjoy the swings and other play areas located along the trail. Most of the facilities will be found at Fort Mellon Park, which also includes a splash area, picnic tables, a baseball field, basketball court, and pavillion.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

The Riverwalk can be accessed by parking along Seminole Avenue, at Fort Mellon Park, or in downtown Sanford. In addition to parking, you will find benches and places to fish along the trail.

If you are interested in renting bicycles for the trail you can find them at D2 Cycling Center in Sanford.

Location

Sanford Riverwalk

Sanford, FL,
28.68537, -81.444908

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