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The Abu Haya family invites visitors to Beit Jann in the Upper Galilee. Beit Jann is located in the heart of the Mount Meron Nature Reserve at a stunning 3500' above sea level with incredible views. Beit Jann is the highest town in Israel, situated on top of Mount Tsafir. The Abu Haya family offers visitors guestrooms with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. Visitors get to experience authentic traditional Druze hospitality.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Merkaz Canada ("The Canada Center") in the beautiful town of Metula is one of the most popular attractions in northern Israel, with a large variety of activities for the whole family. The ice rink in Merkaz Canada is probably what it is most famous for and it really is something to be proud of with Olympic-size proportions, making it the largest ice rink in Israel. There are skating classes available with certified guides if desired.

Additionally, there is a large swimming pool that is heated in the winter with two adjacent Jacuzzis. The complex is surrounded by large windows that overlook the stunning view of the Upper Galilee
And there is more besides; a bowling alley with ten lanes, professional snooker and table-tennis tables, a shooting gallery with a wide range of weapons, a complex for young children with a Gymboree, ball pool, games and more. There is also a pampering spa on site with a Jacuzzi, wet and dry saunas and a variety of treatments.
In short, Merkaz Canada is the perfect family experience. Tickets to Merkaz Canada include skating, swimming and the Jacuzzis.

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 Circassian Museum in Kfar Kama, like its equivalent in Rehaniya provides visitors an interesting glimpse into the life of this intriguing group. Circassians originate in the Caucasus Mountains and today are settled around the world. They are known for their hospitality, warmth and integrity. They also have fascinating customs, a unique language, special cuisine and colorful traditional clothing.

The museum is located in a nineteenth century stone building in the old neighborhood of Kfar Kama. Inside the house one can find exhibitions of everyday tools, old weapons, colorful traditional clothing, ornaments and artwork. The guided tour is recommended as it allows for a deeper understanding of this wonderful people.
Various activities are on offer for visitors such as a tour of the village, Circassian hospitality, Circassian dancing performances and Circassian evenings which include folklore shows, local delicacies and more.

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.

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.

Dagei Dafna (meaning "Dafna's Fish") is located near Kibbutz Dafna and offers, among other things, an overnight campground for visitors. The complex is also home to a famous fish restaurant and a water park where one can fish trout and carp and then eat them using the barbecue facilities offered on site. The lovely campgrounds are shady and green and include a brook, an extension of the nearby Dan stream. This is also a wonderful place to start an abundance of trails in the Galilee Panhandle area.

The Dagei Dafna campgrounds offer bathrooms, showers, electricity, BBQ areas, children's playgrounds, refrigerators, a toddler's pool, picnic tables, a snack bar and vehicle accessibility. No music is allowed on site- a wonderful advantage that ensures a peaceful stay. The campsite is open throughout the year and there is an entrance fee.

Shulman Sweets on Kibbutz HaGoshrim is the stuff sweet dreams are made of. The company is renowned for their high-quality chocolate products and for their indulgent chocolate workshops. All of their products are hand-made and made from the highest quality natural ingredients. Among their products are pralines, hot chocolate, chocolate cakes, and so much more. All the pralines are kosher. There is also a small café on site. If you are in the Galilee it is well worth visiting their visitor's center and to enjoy a chocolate-filled adventure!

The chocolate workshops need to be signed up to in advance.

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