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Dvorat HaTavor (Bee of the Tabor) is an authentic silk and honey farm located on the Shadmot Dvora moshav in the lower Galilee. Visitors to the visitor's center are invited to take part in a unique live demonstration of the production of honey and silk. This is the only active silk farm in Israel and was founded in 1939 when the moshav itself was founded. There are activities for children on offer (suitable from the age of three) as well as explanations about the healing capacities of honey. It is possible to book a tour in English. The site includes parking, toilets, a kiosk and a gift shop.
The Spicy Way Herb & Spice Farm in Beit Lechem HaGlilit in Northern Israel is a family farm that has been growing herbs and spices for over 50 years. Spicy Way grows, dries and blends herbs and spices, using time-honored traditions that preserve their freshness and bring it straight to the consumer. The Spicy Way Visitor Center opened in 2003 and features an open market with a large selection of high-quality products that are accompanied by signs that provide information on their usage. Lectures and workshops teach visitors about the healing benefits of the herbs and spices. Where: Kibbutz Hulata, Upper Galilee

The reconstructed area of Rosh pina is designed as an open museum. There are a lot of galleries in the area and it is a lovely place to wander around. It is possible to purchase a map of the area that highlights the main attractions in the area in the Professor Mar House where the administration of the site sits.

One can learn about the history of Rosh Pina in light and sound show that is suitable for families. The show takes place at fixed hours or can be ordered especially in advance. One can also order a guide of "HaMidrasha," a place that explores the history of the settlement of the Galilee.
The site includes seventeen sites of interest that are all close to each other. A few of those that stand out are as follows:
Beit HaPkidot- a six-hundred meter building built by representatives of Baron Rothschild in order to house agricultural advisors.
Beit HaMoreh- Also known as Beit Wilkomitz, after the teacher Rav Haim Wilkomitz who set up the revolutionary Hebrew-language school timetable in Rosh Pina
Alter Shwartz Hotel- the first hotel in the settlement that was used by famous figures such as Rav Kook and Yosef Trumpeldor.
The Synagogue- the first public building set up by the Baron in the settlement. Renovations were done recently that maintained the special character of the place.
The beautiful town is worth a visit and the attractions around it take one back in time to the beginnings of Rosh Pina. Along the reconstructed streets and alleys are charming restaurants, pubs, cafes and artists galleries.

Kfar Blum Kayaks is a well-established site that offers kayaking and rafting along the greenest, cleanest routes of the Hatzbani and Jordan rivers. There are two routes in offer; the standard route that is family-friendly and the longer, more adventurous route that combines fast and calm river sections with small waterfalls.  You'll sail by thick vegetation before arriving at the magnificent waterfall that is unique to Kfar Blum Kayaks. 

As well as water sports there are other activities on site such as a wet omega zip line, a rope park, archery, a climbing wall and bike rental. After your adrenalin-filled adventures you can take advantage of the pleasant rest areas which include restrooms, showers, plenty of room to relax on the rolling lawns and picnic tables.

The tourist complex "Jordan River Rafting" is located near Kibbutz Gadot in the Upper Galilee. Among the activities offered on site are;

Kayaking on the Jordan River
Whitewater Rafting
Jeep rides and bike rides of the Hula Valley and Upper Galilee
Zip-lining over the Jordan River
Turkish culinary experience in the on-site restaurant

HaGoshrim Kayaks-Ma'ayan Baruch provides kayaking experiences on the Hasbani River. On a sunny summer day there is nothing more refreshing than splashing your way through the hour-and-a-half route, surrounded by shady greenery. 

The route is family-friendly and children from the age of five and up can take part in the fun. For those looking for a more adventurous route, there is the waterfall route that takes around two hours to complete and it more adrenalin-filled with waterfalls and changing river speeds. This route is for ten year olds plus.
There are organized shuttles to bring you to the trail's starting point and back to the parking lot afterwards. There are also bathrooms and showers provided at the end of the trail.

Manara Cliff is situated on Highway 90 between Rosh pina And Kiryat Shmona. Manara Cliff is home to Israel's longest cable car and is a highly popular attraction with activities for the whole family. The cable car has three stations and at each station there are attractions on offer.

Attractions along the way include;
Mountain Slides that stretch along an incredible 1200 meter panoramic course at ground level. The circular route begins at the mountain slope and velocity can reach 40mph. each slide seats two people. Minimal age for the slides is three years.
Trampoline-Bungy Dome feature unique trampolines with four jumping stations. Jumpers can reach a height of nine meters. Children from the age of four can use the trampolines.
Natural Amphitheater which is framed by the surrounding mountain peaks, is the perfect location for any social occasion. The Amphitheater looks out over the Hula Valley and the hills of the Golan and has been outfitted with a performance stage.
Guided tours that run for about twenty minutes and give visitors a chance to experience the local nature and landscape.
The Cliff Train departs from the upper-level compound , moves along the western side of the cliff and follows a circular route with stops along the way and explanations of the surroundings.
The Children's House features a variety of creative activities including a Gymboree and is suitable for children up to the age of ten.

Tel Hai was one of the first four Jewish settlements of the far north in the early years of the twentieth century, along with Metula, Hamra and Kfar Giladi. In 1920, the area was under French control and Arab gangs constantly attacked Jewish settlements in the area. Joseph Trumpeldor led Jewish volunteers to the site in order to help. Arab forces managed to enter Tel Hai and in the fierce shooting battle that ensued Trumpeldor was wounded. Before dying, Trumpeldor famously said to his doctor, "It is good to die for our country."

The Tel Hai courtyard quickly became a symbol of strength in the face of adversity and of the incredible bravery of these first settlers who put their lives on the line so that their brethren could live safely in these uninhabited areas. There are a number of exhibits and items on site, such as Trumpeldor's room, the dining room, a furnished living room, a memorial room for the fallen  of that difficult battle and more. There is also an exhibition of agricultural tools from the time and in a nearby hall a film about the history of the site is screened. The Tel Hai Courtyard is situated close to the Tel Hai College.

Havayat Harochvim is a huge leisure complex that includes, among other attractions, the largest horse farm in the country, tomcar (off-road vehicle)trips, a spa, mountain biking, a rope park, swimming-pool, workshops, fun days and team-building activities. The complex offers activities for both the private and institutional sectors.

Ramot Naftaly Winery is a small, high-quality, boutique winery that produces about 10,000 bottles a year. The grapes in the wine are grown in the area under unique growth and climate conditions. The grapes are grown in the Kedesh Valley which is one of the best growth areas in Israel.

The tour of the winery begins with a short introduction and is followed by a tour of the vineyard which is located next to the winery. Throughout the tour visitors learn about the wine-making process from the harvest of the grapes up until the bottling. At the end of the tour visitors can enjoy wine tasting along with some appetizers.

The Circassian Museum in the Galilean village of Rehaniya is dedicated to preserving and promoting Circassian heritage. Circassians are a relatively unheard of minority who reached Israel at the end of the nineteenth century. The Museum provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about these fascinating people who originate from the Caucasus region. 

One can hear a shortened history of the Circassians, hear folk tales, learn about their hospitality, about the special character of the Circassian language and about their integration in to the Israeli Defense Forces. There is an exhibition of traditional costumes as well as house tolls and various items from the nineteenth and twentieth century's.
Near the Museum is the village mosque which is similar in its design to a European church which serves as testimony to the numerous cultural influences that the Circassians have experienced over time.

The gorgeous HaRishonim Street in Metula is a semi-European street that takes visitors back in time to when Metula was founded in 1896. The houses on the street have been reconstructed and preserved in way that reflects the past authentically. Among others, HaRishonim Street includes the Farmer's House (Beit HaIkar) which is a lovely nostalgic museum. In some of the stone houses lining the street are artist's galleries, excellent restaurants and charming cafes.  HaRishonim Street is well worth a visit when touring Metula and the area.

The "Living Lake" (in Hebrew "Agam Hai") is a natural lake surrounded by fauna and flora on Kibbutz Yiron, near Mount Meron in the Upper Galilee. The lake can be explored in a paddle boat and one can fish on it’s banks. The lovely vegetation in the area make the place a perfect location for a picnic or just to sit back and relax. The beautiful lake is inhabited by black and white swans, mallards, geese and ducks. 

There is a small zoo too on site which is famous in the area with deer, antelopes and goats and it also contains a petting zoo with guinea pigs and hares. In addition, there is a workshop area and a baking area both of which are open mainly in the summer and around the Jewish holidays in the fall.

The Metzudat Koach Memorial commemorates the twenty-eight soldiers who died during the 1948 conquest of a strategically-important fort. The fort and observation point is situated in the Upper Galilee and its name, "Koach," has a double meaning: the numerical value of the Hebrew word is twenty-eight, corresponding to the twenty-eight fallen soldiers and "Koach" also means strength.

The fort is not as large as a Tegart fort and has a round turret. It was commissioned by the British and served as a key observation point on the Naphtali Heights, overlooking the Hula Valley.
 By mid-April 1948, most of the Upper Galilee had been evacuated by the British. Arab forces occupied a number of key points including the police for at Nabi Yusha. The fort commanded the main road to the Upper Galilee and the Palmach understood that this point was of strategic importance for the safety and future of the Kibbutzim below.
In the evening hours of April 15th, the police station was attacked by inhabitants of the nearby Jewish settlements but they were forced to withdraw when their opponents opened strong fire on them resulting in the deaths of four Jews. Five days later another attempt was made to occupy the fort and a small force succeeded in breaking the barriers and reaching the wall, although two members were hit which meant that the explosives could not be evacuated until their evacuation. During the evacuation the enemy once again opened fire on them and many unit soldiers were killed they fought until the last man and in total twenty-two Jews were killed.
On May 16-17 a company occupied the fort after driving away the enemy. On the next day, two of their soldiers were killed.
In the battles for the fort, twenty-eight soldiers were killed and Metzudat HaKoach (Fort of the Twenty-Eight) is named after them until this day.
The region is very shady and highly pleasant with beautiful observation points overlooking the Kadesh Stream and the Hula Valley. A visit to the site is the perfect combination of a battle heritage site and a gorgeous trip in to a mountain forest.
The Marzipan Museum in Kfar Tavor was founded in 1998 in two small rooms in the farmer's yard museum in Kfar Tavor. The idea of making marzipan from the almonds grown in the surroundings soon caught on and the premises became too small. In 2001, the Marzipan Museum moved to a beautiful new visitor's center in Kfar Tavor which explores the three main crops of the area- olives, grapes and almonds. The museum has five separate departments; • The factory where the marzipan and almond products are made, as well as a large selection of praline chocolates. Visitors can see into the factory from behind a large glass window. • The lecture hall is where the visitors learn all about the production of marzipan- from the almond trees until the finished product. There is assort, humorous film and tastes of marzipan and almond juice. • The exhibition is a wonderful display of sculptured marzipan where one can enjoy models that range from a proportionally-sized Elvis, politicians, fruits and vegetables, fairy tales, animals and more. • The marzipan and chocolate workshop that is open to groups and private visitors. Visitors make their own models form marzipan or chocolate with guidance from expert instructors. Of course one gets to take one's creations home… • The outlet shop is where all the almonds, marzipan and chocolate products are sold together with hot and cold drinks, locally grown spices, natural health products, products of the Galilee and more.

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