Sanford Riverwalk


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Sanford Riverwalk Facts

States: Florida
Counties: Seminole
Length: 1.8 miles
Trail end points: E. Seminole Blvd. at N. Mellonville Ave. and W. Seminole Blvd. just past Mangoustine Ave.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6404229

Sanford Riverwalk Description

The Sanford Riverwalk Trail follows the shoreline of Lake Monroe in Sanford, FL, north of Orlando. The riverwalk extends from US 17-92 to Mellonville Avenue and is one of the most scenic paved trails in the county, featuring views of Lake Monroe. The trail also provides access to historic downtown Sanford.

Sanford Riverwalk Trail connects Lake Monroe with Wayside Park, Log Cabin Memorial Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Fort Mellon Park, Sanford City Hall, Seminole County Courthouse, Sanford Museum, a public boat ramp, Rivership Romance and the restaurants and shops of downtown Sanford.

A new segment is under construction and will extend the trail west for 2.4 miles, from the Central Florida Hospital to just west of Interstate 4. This new segment is slated for a summer 2020 completion date. 

Parking and Trail Access

From the south: Head north on US 17-92; turn right on W. Seminole Boulevard.

From the west: Head east on SR 46; turn left on US 17-92, then right on W. Seminole Boulevard.

From the east: Head west on SR 46/25th Street; turn right on US 17-92 then right on W. Seminole Boulevard.

There is parking along both sides of the trail. For more information, contact:

City of Sanford
300 N Park Ave.
Sanford, FL 32771

Sanford Riverwalk Reviews


This trail now extends to the Spring to Spring trail at Lake Monroe Park. If you go East to Mellonville road then south on the road to route 25, you will find a sidewalk bike trail east to hwy 415. The on the West side of 415 another sidewalk trail extends into a full blown double lane trail at Celery avenue up to Osteen connected to the Rail to Rail trail. Head West and connect to the Spring to Spring south trail back to Lake Monroe Park. Roundtrip is about 30 miles around lake Monroe. Stops at Green Springs park, Gemini Springs park, Debary Hall, and Beck Ranch park.

time for an update!

This trail now runs all the way to the county line, across the St John’s River at 17-92 and connects to the Spring to Spring trail. It is possible to begin in downtown Sanford, followed the trail west and head north across the Saint John, Loop back east and follow the trail to Osteen, and on to Edgewater or Titusville, if you’re feeling adventurous, or head south at 415 in Osteen and back across the river. You will have to follow Celery Ave for two miles, to Melonville, But it is a roughly 26 mile loop around the lake with 24 on dedicated trail.

great trail for the whole family

Beautiful riverwalk, now extended all the way to the Sanford Zoo. Plenty of seating and scenic views. My favorite place to run!

Nice but very short

Starting in downtown Sanford you can go about a mile & 1/2 then the pavement ends and the rest is rough gravel up to the zoo. There is some road construction underway & hopefully they will pave the rest of the trail before too long. I guess walking or blading would be fine on this short trail.

For now it's a dangerous ride on a narrow shoulder with traffic cones in the path. The Zoo entrance is poorly marked but once there it's a worthwhile place to visit. The paved 1.5 miles is very scenic looking out onto Lake Monroe and there are some interesting shops & buildings to check out there. You also can get across St. John's River on a walkway that leads to another park & Spring to Spring Trail which is very nice.


What a gem

Sure wish I had such a nice walking trail by me! The walk is about 4 miles for the full loop. Nice wide sidewalk that allows for passersbys and faster walkers and runners. Lake Monroe is very pretty and the street way is nice too. Lots of wildlife to see, view the marina, stroll past the kids park, stop in at the museum, stop for coffee or treat yourself to a beer and pizza.

Beautiful Sunset View

This is a great trail for walking, jogging, fishing, or enjoying a beautiful sunset over Lake Monroe. It's also within walking distance to a ton of fun restaurants, bars, and shops in Downtown Sanford.

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