The bears are in hibernation still, but I found this evidence during a recent hike.

It's rare to actually come across one, but you'll see the occasional footprint or mangled bird feeder. Once one demolished a bee hive during my husband's only attempt at bee keeping. He gave up on it, not because of the bear, but because he decided 40,000 swarming bees are "scary". 

The last time I saw a bear was 5 years ago when one walked out of the woods. My involuntary shriek tuned him on his heels and he was gone. Poor guy.