Welcome to the Blueways!

The BWBridgesThe St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) and the St. Clair County Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) present the Blueways of St. Clair, a website to help you visit and enjoy the land and water trails along the St. Clair River corridor, from Anchor Bay to the northern border of the county along Lake Huron. 

Click on the 'Routes' tab, above, to access 16 different paddling routes in 9 different water bodies.  Use the 'Plan Your Trip' tab to search the database for places to camp, shop, eat or learn about our maritime history.  Use the 'Itinerary' button to add your favorite spots, then create driving directions between each point of interest! 

Click on the 'Memories Along the Blueway'grapic to post a description about your day on the water, then add a picture for the rest of us to enjoy!

Great News!

nwtsmall.jpgThe Blueways water trail, The Island Loop Route, has been selected as a National Water Trail by the Department of the Interior!  It is the first National Water Trail in Michigan, and one of only 22 in the nation.  Check it out HERE  

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Discover what others experienced on the Blueways of St. Clair, then share your own story.

No Wake Maps for St. Clair County

Fish consumption guide; Eat Safe Fish brochure 

Learn about Fish Habitat Restoration - Middle Channel


St. Clair-Detroit River Sturgeon for Tomorrow


Check the water level (USGS) in the St. Clair River HERE.


St. Clair County's Parcels, Aerial Imagery Website HERE.


Get the complete DNR  FISHING REPORT for all major water bodies in Michigan!

Check out lots of Things To Do in the Bluewater Area!




Read this amazing article about Heros on the Water!


Take a virtual tour of Ft. Gratiot County Park here.

Take a virtual tour of Columbus County Park here.

Take a virtual tour of Goodells County Park here. 


We have added new water access routes to the Belle River Route!

Belle River Route page

This page last updated on 6/12/2017.

Visit our Lakes and Rivers!

Trip Weather Check
Coastal Zone Customs Information

Report Suspicious Activity to River Watch 800-537-3220

Economic Development

Blue Water Area Convention & Visitors Bureau: Discover the Blue

The Weather Channel Nearshore Weather Forecast NOAA Marine Weather Forecast United States Coast Guard 9th District, Call Search and Rescue at 1-800-321-4400 St. Clair County Sheriff Marine Patrol Where the Blue Meets the Green: St. Clair County Economic Development Strategic Plan St. Clair County, Michigan

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Financial assistance for this project was provided, in part, by the Michigan Coastal Management Program, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration