Sanford Maine was once dominated by mills and factories which drew power from the Mousam River and churned out great numbers of shoes, fabrics and other commodities. The days of the mills are gone. Today, Sanford is a small, pleasant city in southwestern Maine, known for its historic buildings and scenic neighborhoods.
Things to Do in Sanford
One of the best ways to enjoy Stanford is to take a stroll. The city has organized several walking trails through the historic and wooded areas. One takes you through Sanford’s downtown, with its mill buildings, grand houses and public buildings. Another leads you through the village of Springvale, with its former factories and mansions. Others will take you along the Mousam River or in woodlands near the Sanford High School.
Looking for something more sporting? Head over to historic Goodall Park for a baseball game by the local Sanford Mainers. The team, part of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, has players from universities and colleges. They play each summer against regional teams like the Keene Swamp Bats, Mystic Schooners and Ocean State Waves.
If you visit in the fall, stop by the annual Sanford International Film Festival, a community-run event.
Where to Stay in Sanford
For a place to stay in Sanford, consider the Sanford Inn, the Super 8 by Wyndham Sanford Kennebunkport Area, the Sand Pond Campground and these other suggestions. Also scroll through the list of regional businesses below.