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Around Lee County: Start Exploring

 

The Great Calusa Blueway Trail is a 190-mile canoe and kayak trail that takes paddlers through the coastal waters of Lee County. You’ll explore Florida’s first aquatic preserve, Estero Bay, as well as Pine Island Sound, estuaries, ecosystems, and the newest leg of the trail, the Caloosahatchee River. Canoeing and kayaking are great sources of exercise and allow you to witness first-hand the beauty of Southwest Florida.

The Great Calusa Blueway encompasses three distinct areas of the Gulf of Mexico coast. The first section takes paddlers through the Estero Bay, while the second segment centers around Pine Island and Matlacha Pass. The third section of the trail meanders through the Caloosahatchee and its tributaries. The three phases have maps and GPS coordinates that are loaded with access points where you can stop and explore more of the area.

For more information on The Great Calusa Blueway, visit https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/calusablueway.

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