A longtime kayaking enthusiast, Betsy Clayton has been paddling the waterways of Southwest Florida for the past 15 years.

As Waterways Coordinator for Lee County Parks & Recreation, she helps promote canoeing and kayaking events, including the annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, oversees as well as the actual Blueway trail itself, and acts as a liaison with the public.


Interested in learning more about the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail? Read Betsy's blog or join a forum and read and post comments on a topic of interest.


Appreciate the incredible visual beauty of the Great Calusa Blueway – browse viewer-submitted photos, peruse our main photo gallery and learn how to get your best shots when photographing wildlife.


There's always something fun going on. Check out the annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival and other events of all sorts on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.