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The Great Calusa Blueway

Take the scenic route.


Calusa Blueway

The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is a nearly 200-mile marked canoe and kayak trail that meanders through the coastal waters and inland tributaries of Lee County, Florida. It attracts everyone from first-time kayakers to advanced paddlers and is home to abundant marine life, shore birds and crustaceans.

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. Start paddling by choosing your outfitter.

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Calusa Blueway Challenge

Help us celebrate 20 years of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail by checking in at locations along the trail for your chance to earn some prizes and redeem discounts and deals!


About the Blueway

The Great Calusa Blueway on Florida’s west coast

Inspired by the indigenous Calusa

Maps & GPS coordinates


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