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Thanks to the free-draining, pumice-rich soils of the region, the trails around the forests and lake are ready for hiking and biking on the mild, clear days. Under the soft, spring light, forest walks, scenic cruises and days on the golf course are even more beautiful than usual, especially with new leaves sprouting on the trees, and spring flowers in blossom. The trout are waking up too, and ready to start biting in the back-country rivers and streams.