Nahal Kadesh Park Recreation Area (lower): Situated at the source of the Kadesh River (Nahal Kadesh) at the edge of the Hula Valley, some seven kilometers south of Kiryat Shmona. The park offers picnic tables, playground equipment, a small wooden bridge, an open-air theater and footpaths that are accessible to all, including visitors with limited mobility. The Palmach Trail that leads from the recreation area tells the story of the capture of the Nebi Yusha fort.
Adamit Park Recreation Areas: Adamit Park, situated on a hill to the east of the Western Galilee township of Shlomi, on Route no. 899, is a natural beauty spot with fruit trees and a panoramic view from Rosh HaNikra to the Carmel Ridge. Visitors can enjoy a walk in the spice garden or beneath the shady trees, cooled all the while by the fresh breeze that blows in from the sea. The park offers picnic sites, on-site barbeque equipment, water faucets, “green” toilets, benches to sit on, scenic routes, vehicle accessibility and convenient footpaths accessible to all and adapted for the use of visitors whose mobility is limited. The site provides access to a footpath to the Arch Bridge (Me‘arat HaKeshet).
The Ein Zeitim Recreation Area in Birya Forest: Birya Forest is generously endowed with springs, archeological sites, sacred tombs, tall cedar groves, orchards and picnic spots. In the middle of the forest is Birya Fortress, a remarkable site that symbolizes the Jewish People’s struggle to resettle its homeland. The Ein Zeitim (“Olive Spring”) Recreation Area, which is situated at the edge of the forest, is equipped with a children’s playground, picnic tables, running water, and “green” toilets.
How to get there: It can be accessed from the Akko-Tzfat Highway (Route no. 85), from which we turn northwards on to Route no. 886.
The Dardara Recreation Area: A delightful corner tucked away in the heart of a eucalyptus grove in the Hula Valley where small brooks babble beside a pool surrounded by picnic tables and a wealth of riverbank vegetation.
How to get there: From Rosh Pina we drive towards Kibbutz Gadot and turn northwards on to the Hula Valley road (Route no. 918). We cross the River Jordan by Gesher HaPkak (“The Stopper Bridge”) and continue northwards for another two kilometers or so. A brown sign directs us eastwards to a paved dirt road that, after 400 meters, leads us to the Ashmora (Dardara) Recreation Area. KKL-JNF has developed the venue, adding signposts, pictures of bygone days and a memorial to the three fighters who fell defending the site.
The Forester’s House Recreation Area – Beit Keshet Forest Scenic Route: This scenic gem, which has close links to the history of early agricultural settlement in the Land of Israel, is the perfect spot for a walk, a drive or a cycle ride. For visitors with mobility problems accessible paths lead to picnic tables suitable for all users. A short footpath from the Forester’s House Recreation Area leads to a scenic lookout that provides a wonderful view of the surrounding area.
How to get there: The Scenic Route is accessed from Route no. 77 from the gate of Shimshon military camp, some two kilometers west of Golani Junction (Tzomet Golani). Alternatively we can take Route no. 65 (the Afula-Golani Junction Highway) via Kibbutz Beit Keshet: after a sharp left turn we will see a sign directing us to the Scenic Route.