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Reported: March 2012; latest update: Jan. 2015

Sanford Riverwalk... Biking at Lake Monroe

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The Sanford Riverwalk is a popular local venue, following the Lake Monroe shoreline along Seminole Blvd. from Central Florida Regional Hospital to Mellonville Avenue. Although short (two miles), the lakeshore location makes for a scenic Central Florida biking ride and the path is convenient to parks and downtown Sanford. In January 2015, a one-mile extension was completed to Central Florida Regional Hospital, with future plans to extend the Riverwalk to I-4 to link into the Florida Coast-to-Coast TrailDetailed map and photos below.


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Location: Seminole County
End Points:
Seminole Blvd. from Central Florida Regional Hospital to Mellonville Ave.
Mileage: 2 mile
Surface: Paved, 15 feet
Trailheads/Parking: Parking available along Seminole Avenue, at Fort Mellon Park, or in downtown Sanford. (See detailed map, left)
Bike Shops/Rentals: Sanford (see links above right)
Nearby Points of Interest: Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Fort Mellon Park, Sanford Museum, Orlando Sanford International Airport

Sanford has an interesting history. Fort Mellon was established during the Second Seminole War in 1836, and the town of Mellonville grew up around it. Its location on Lake Monroe (part of the St. John's River system) was advantageous and Mellonville became a commercial center with daily steamship service to Jacksonville in the 19th century. Mellonville was the original county seat of Orange County before Orlando emerged. The town merged with adjacent Sanford in 1883, and today's Sanford serves as county seat of Seminole County. Visit Fort Mellon Park, the Sanford Museum, or visit the restaurants and shops of historic downtown Sanford.

COMMENTS AND BOBCAT'S PHOTOS (tap or hover over photo for larger view)

Comments by Mudfish: During the past 10 years, Sanford has been making a comeback and the Riverwalk is leading the way. While the newest section is along the road, the steel barrier makes it safe and inviting. A great place to take the kids.
Sanford Riverwalk
The path has many benches, pavilions with swings, or places to just stop and enjoy the view - or go fishing. Fort Mellon Park is a community focal point, with restrooms, water fountains, a playground, splash park, picnic tables, pavilion (available for rental), baseball field, and basketball courts. The Sanford Museum is adjacent to Fort Mellon Park.
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Start of Riverwalk at Mellonville Ave. Along the Sanford Riverwalk Several pavilions with swings for relaxing
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Start of new one-mile segment (01/2015) Along the Sanford Riverwalk
(new section)
End of Riverwalk at
Central Florida Regional Hospital
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Marina Veterans Memorial Park Ft. Mellon Park

More information on the Sanford Riverwalk (links open in new window):

- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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