National parks in Northern Israel

There are over 40 national parks and nature reserves in northern Israel, a region with scenic countryside, rivers, and woodlands. There are hiking trails and wet hikes throughout the parks, for example in Amud Stream Nature Reserve, Tel Dan Nature Reserve, Hermon Stream National Reserve, Snir Stream Nature Reserve, and Meshushim Stream National Reserve. Achziv National Park lies on the coast and has shallow rock pools, sandy beaches, and lagoons.

If you’re interested in archaeology visit the Beit Alfa Synagogue National Park, Beit Shean National Park home to an incredible excavated ancient Roman city, and Gamla Nature Reserve site of an ancient Jewish town. At Kfar Nahum National Park (Capernaum) see the remains of a biblical-era fishing village. Kursi National Park is home to impressive ruins of a Byzantine church, and Tel Megiddo National Park holds the remains of Canaanite cities.

For hot springs visit Hamat Tiberias National Park, and for an idyllic place to swim go to Gan Hashlosha. Mount Carmel National Park covers the forested slopes surrounding Haifa, and Horshat Tal is one of the best spots for camping in Galilee. Bird-lovers should visit Hula Nature Reserve, an important stopover point for thousands of migrating birds. Visit Hai-Bar Carmel Nature Reserve if you want to see endangered animals in natural surroundings.