say goodbye to town
CR-427 becomes CR-425 (Sanford Avenue) just after the SR-417 overpass. At the big intersection you can stop for a snack; take your pick-- across the street on the southboundside there’s a 7-11. Here on your side there’s a smaller generic convenience store. Figure next convenience store rest-stop about eleven miles uproad at Osteen.
Continue along CR-425 for a mile to Airport Boulevard on a broad new stretch. The last mile to SR-46 narrows to an undivided, worn old 4-lane urban artery with no shoulders. You may have to take to the sidewalk.
If you’re coming east along SR-46 (known here as 25th Street) from the Seminole-Wekiva Trail; you’ll be happy to be leaving behind congested, old 46 at last!
Going north past SR-46, Sanford Avenue delightfully morphs into a broad two-lane boulevard-like street bordered with some impressive grandfather oaks and saunters for the next mile through an old Sanford residential neighborhood. Turn right at the second stoplight onto CR-415 (Celery Avenue).
Continue along Celery Avenue for about a mile, leaving behind a poorer section of town to reach your first taste of open country. Except for the interruption of the occasional, inevitable subdivision just now popping up, this lightly trafficked, two lane road bordered with farmland, orchards, and old clapboard dwellings will put you right back into a sleepy old Florida you wish you still had time for! Go for 3.3 straight-as-a-shot-miles along CR-415 to the St. John’s River. Turn left at road’s end onto State Road-415 and cross the broad two-lane bridge over into Volusia County.