Though I love winter, something about going for a walk in the spring immediately lifts my mood. In general, Hamilton feels like a much happier place this time of year.
During the winter, I typically go outside with a purpose in mind (to walk to class, go snowshoeing, or go skiing, etc.) During spring, on the other hand, I often go outside just to be outside. I'll take a short walk in the glen between classes, take my book outside, or take a nap on minor field.
Winter weather starts to feel confining after a month or so, whereas spring weather draws people out of their dorm rooms. And, once outside, they aren't in a rush to walk from one heated building to the next.