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Longwood, Florida: Paint the Trail

Jeff Sonksen began covering the privacy fences along the Seminole Wekiva Trail with pop culture murals in late 2012. No nearby parking; you'll have to walk or bike to see them.

Seminole Wekiva Trail, Longwood, FL
Roughly a quarter-mile north of where the Seminole Wekiva Trail crosses Dixon Rd. No nearby parking.
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2019 memorial portraits.

Paint the Trail

This is one of the coolest things I've seen. The paintings are immediately recognizable and were incredible.

[Ana, 02/23/2022]

Some new sections are memorial panels, labeled with the names, birth years and (recent) death years of celebrities.

Paint The Trail - Bond, Kiss, Morrison, Ali.

Paint The Trail

We parked along Dixon Road on the wide grass shoulder. The art trail is right there. It used to be a railroad, but is now a walking/hiking/biking trail. The fence is essentially a pop-culture art paradise! It goes about a half mile in either direction from there. We didn't meet Jeff, but his artistic attitude is wonderful.

[Randy Hoopes, 02/26/2020]

Adoption fee.

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Such positivity in the quotes, and the paintings were great. We parked and walked. Healthy for your body and soul!

[Karen Mac, 02/07/2017]

Paint the Trail.

Paint the Trail

You can park at The Jones Trailhead on the Seminole Wekiva Trail and walk to the right on the trail as you exit the parking area by the water fountain. You will begin to see a section of the paintings within about 1/4 mile. There will be many more sections as you continue and they go on for almost a mile with various breaks.

If you prefer to just park and see paintings, turn off Markham Woods Road onto Dixon. You can park alongside the road and see paintings immediately. The first section has beautiful paintings of endangered animals. Continuing on you will see everything from pop-culture, music, Dr. Who, Jaws, LOST, minions and many more. Jeff is constantly updating and adding more. Stop and have your picture taken with the wings.

Don't miss this, you might even getting lucky and run into Jeff out there!

[Lynne, 08/06/2016]

Fence murals.

Paint the Trail

Fence paintings run along the Seminole Wekiva Trail. Jeff Sonksen began covering the privacy fences with pop culture murals in late 2012, starting with the one along his parents' back yard. He hopes to eventually have five miles of paintings.

[Lynne, 08/03/2016]

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