A blueway or water trail is a water path or trail that is developed with launch points, camping locations and points of interest for canoeists, paddle boarders and kayakers. Blueways are typically developed by state, county or local municipalities to encourage recreation, ecological education and preservation of wildlife resources.
The blue in blueway indicates the blue in water and way indicates waterway. Blueways are usually developed in quiet still water linear bodies of water that are absent of motor powered boats.
- Northern Forest Canoe Trail - New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, Maine - An historic 740-mile waterway crossing the Northeast
- Tennessee River Blueway - Chattanooga, Tennessee - 50 mile blueway through Chattanooga and the Tennessee River Gorge (Tennessee's Grand Canyon)
- Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival - Southwest Florida - Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival Official Web Site. Information on Festival Events, The Great Calusa Blueway and Area Information.
- French Broad River Blueway - Knoxville, Tennessee - A complete blueway paddling guide brochure in PDF format
- The Great Calusa Blueway - Southwest Florida - The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is a 190-mile marked canoe and kayak trail that meanders through the coastal waters and inland tributaries of Lee County, Florida.
- Paradise Coast Blueway - A Collier County Florida Paddling Trail
- Pellissippi Blueway - Oak Ridge, Tennessee- The proposed Pellissippi Blueway provides over 50 miles of flatwater paddling along the Pellissippi/Clinch River.
- Harpeth River Blueway - A blueway project in Nashville, Tennessee
- Lake County Blueway - Lake County, Florida
- Franklin County, Virginia Blueways - Pigg River, Blackwater River and Smith Rivers
- Powhatan Creek Park and Blueway - Eastern Virginia
- Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - A Chesapeake Bay trail
-  - Before he designated the Connecticut River as America’s first National Blueway, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited the Riverfront in 2012 and said: “It’s great to see such robust efforts underway to restore this river and to fully realize its recreational, environmental and economic benefits to the community.”