There’s a great way to combine light fitness, fun, and a first-hand look at the history of Sanford on the City of Sanford’s Mural Art Trail. It’s a perfect summer activity for families with kids of all ages. At 1.33 miles in distance, the route is an ideal duration, filled with lots to look at and talk about.
The trail begins and ends at Depot Park in the historic downtown district and allows its participants a chance to see all 6 of the murals that have completed to date, beginning with the World War II Dedication mural at the corner of Charlotte Street and Moore Street. Of course with lots of shops, more interesting brick buildings and eating establishments along the way, travelers can move as fast or slow as they wish.
The trail can be even more enjoyable if parents do some advance prep, familiarize themselves with the themes of the murals and share information and questions with the younger travelers. In doing so, kids can make the experience an interactive one that helps them learn and share their observations. Click here to a PDF version of the Sanford Mural Art Trial tour brochure.