Visitors come from all over the world to experience the Great Calusa Blueway in Southwest Florida. As the popular paddling trail celebrates 20 years, paddlers have a chance to participate in a fun challenge and earn points for prizes and discounts. 

Want to paddle the Blueway? The marked canoe and kayak trail stretches almost 200 miles from Bonita Springs through Estero Bay, Fort Myers Beach, Pine Island Sound and Sanibel, Captiva and Pine islands, up the Caloosahatchee River to the Lee County line. The trail is home to abundant marine life, shore birds and crustaceans as it meanders the back bay estuaries and mangrove tunnels. Attractions on the Blueway include Mound Key Archeological State Park, Lovers Key State Park, Mound House, Randell Research Center, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Manatee Park and others

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