About the Blueway

Lee County invites paddlers from around the world to explore the fabled bays, rivers, backwaters and shorelines of Southwest Florida. The Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail has been developed by Lee County Parks & Recreation and funded with tourist development tax dollars specifically dedicated to beach and shoreline enhancement projects.

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  • Top Stops Along the Trail Your Great Calusa Blueway maps are not just charts for setting your course; they’re loaded with more than 80 highlights and access points along the 190-mile trail.
  • A Beginner Finds Her Stroke My first adventure on the Great Calusa Blueway was like dipping my paddle into kayak heaven.
  • Wildlife Around Every Turn As you paddle the Great Calusa Blueway, you’ll come across all sorts of wildlife, from 1,200-pound manatees to elegant roseate spoonbills.
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