Paddling Tip of the Week
Check out Mound Key, an island along Lee County’s 190-mile Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail. The easiest way to get to the island is by launching from Lovers Key. The journey from Lovers Key to Mound Key is about five miles roundtrip. Keep in mind that there will be a half-mile open water crossing, so check the weather conditions before you launch. It is a beautiful paddle, with amazing views of Estero Bay, the surrounding mangrove islands and an abundance of wildlife. The weekly paddling tip is provided by the Ocean Tribe Paddling Club, which is affiliated with the Sanibel Sea School. For more information, visit oceantribepaddlers.org.