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Enjoy Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and tide-pooling even in the spring. This is where people looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful secluded community go. It’s where they can stay in rustic cabins and swim in refreshing Alaskan waters. Expect to find small animals right outside your lodge. Juneau is the place to see wildlife in the spring as male blue grouse begin their mating rituals; trumpeter swans, the heaviest living bird native to North America, return to the creek of Eagle River; and bears are waking up from hibernation.