​​​​​​​The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is a 190-mile, marked paddlecraft trail that meanders through Lee County, Florida’s, coastal waters and inland tributaries.

Southwest Florida’s Gulf coast is dotted with sugar-sand beaches – slivers of paradise on barrier islands. What’s harbored behind the islands, though, is a maze of mysterious mangroves – leggy, saltwater-tolerant trees – and wildlife that rivals destinations North Americans need passports to visit. The trail’s trek through shallow water keeps paddlers safely away from places powerboats travel, and it puts them closer to nature, where blush-colored roseate spoonbills feed at dawn, schools of silver-hued fish dart beneath their boats and lumbering manatees feed on sea grasses.

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Calusa Blueway Kayakers