Just minutes from the scenic beaches of southern Maine, Sanford is a perfect day-trip destination. The areas in and around Sanford-Springvale offer ample opportunities for outdoor fun and easy access to freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers for fishing, swimming, and waterskiing. Sanford-Springvale is home to 21 miles of beautiful recreational hiking and biking trails and the Sanford Lagoons—one of York County Audubon’s premier birding sites, with over 225 species of wild birds and waterfowl recorded throughout the year.

Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport offers spectacular sightseeing flights that let you see Maine from a whole new perspective—and everyone gets a window seat. With Sanford-Springvale’s deep agricultural roots, it is no surprise to visitors that our pick-your-own farms are a fun way for the whole family to get out in the fields and orchards. Our seasonal offerings feature strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, apples, and much more. The Sanford-Springvale Farmers’ Market also offer fresh produce and local crafts, and our three homemade ice creameries are a treat not to be missed!

Sanford-Springvale is a tight-knit hometown community that loves to share its traditions. The Sanford Mainers, members of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, play in beautiful, historic Goodall Park which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2015. This highly regarded stadium with grandstand seating for nearly 1,000 is the place where Babe Ruth hit his final home run as a member of the Boston Red Sox. The Sanford-Springvale Historical Society showcases the city’s proud history and offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the historic and cultural impact of the textile industry.

Today, the former textile mills of Sanford-Springvale host a variety of businesses including an award-winning restaurant, a brand-new gym, and a salon and day spa—if you feel like being pampered. Minutes away, the downtown offers everything from locally-created arts and crafts to freshly baked donuts and sweet treats to eco-friendly baby products.

With so much to offer away from the hustle and bustle along the coast, Sanford- Springvale is a great destination when you want to get off the beaten track and experience an authentic slice of Maine.

For more information or to plan your next Sanford-Springvale area getaway, contact the Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council at (207) 324-9155 or visit us at