Maps and detailed directions:

The 4 trips below provide a sampling of paddling trail options:


ARWEA_PaddlersGrahamCreek.jpgGraham Creek - Trip 1

Here you will find a pristine blackwater creek with stands of old tupelo and cypress, beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, and few powerboats. Visit in late fall when cypress trees blaze in their golden glory.

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ARWEA_ThankyouMaamCreek.jpgThank You Ma'am Creek - Trip 2

Observe alligators, belted kingfishers, owls, anhingas, pileated woodpeckers in this narrow secluded blackwater creek. You will also discover masses of splendid wildflowers in the spring and fall.

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ARWEA_CashCreek.jpgCash Creek - Trip 7

This wetlands creek is a good birding spot in the Spring and Fall. You can paddle around a hardwood hammock island, observe nesting raptors, and maybe catch dolphins playing in Cash Bayou. Watch early morning mists swirl over the wide open salt marsh vista where the creek opens into the bay at CR 65 bridge.

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ARWEA_SandBeachLoop.jpgSand Beach Loop Trail - Trip 11

Paddle through a mosaic of habitats from a wide open salt marsh to a sinuous creek meandering through hardwood hammocks. This area is great for fishing and wildlife viewing. Be sure to time coordinate your paddle from the Sand Beach tower to Saltwater Creek with the rising tide.

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FWC Facts:
The Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail is a network of more than 500 Florida sites selected for their excellent bird-watching or education opportunities.

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