Lopez Lake near Arroyo Grande closed its boat ramps in July 2016 because the water was low, but after a rain-soaked winter, the lake water level is back up (at 62 percent capacity on April 30, 2017) and the ramps have reopened. That means boating, fishing and water sports have returned.
Local surfer Van Curaza and his non-profit Operation Surf, a surf therapy retreat to help veterans deal with PTSD, are featured in an upcoming documentary titled "Resurface" that will be screened at the SLO Film Fest.
The Sycamore Crest Trail off Avila Beach Drive in Avila Beach is an out-and-back hike that winds up the northern slope of Ontario Hill. Most of the hike cuts through beautiful oak groves and lush vegetation.