One of the great events in our area is  the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival . This year’s event is in November, from the 1st to the 4th.


It will offer on-water instruction, demonstrations, seminars, races, social events for participants and a film festival.


The Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail extends for 190 miles along west coast of SouthwestFlorida. It includes saltwater mangrove trails and inland rivers that access the saltwater trails. The event was selected as a Top Event by the Southeast Tourism Society for two years in a row.


You can access the Blueway from “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and TarponBay. Since West Wind Inn is the nearest resort to “Ding” Darling, it makes sense for any kayakers, canoers and other paddlers to book into a West Wind Inn room or suite during November 1-4, 2012. Join us.