A Blueway Trail is a water path for non-motorized boats that combines recreation and environmental awareness while linking communities and land-based attractions such as parks, historic sites and natural areas.

Water trails offer numerous benefits enabling people to rediscover the coast by connecting to places to stop and take-out. Creating a blueway provides a venue to promote stewardship and support existing local and regional conservation, recreation and restoration efforts. The trail passes by scenic, historic, and environmentally interesting points of interest making it possible to come ashore and visit these upland attractions or recreational facilities. It allows people to see the local environment up close while providing a new recreational corridor to attract visitors, without negatively impacting the natural ecosystem. Paddler recreation and tourism can positively impact local economies through the enhancement and promotion of existing coastal resources.