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En Afek Nature Reserve

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Address: Rehov HaTel | Road 7911, Qiryat Bialik 27000, Israel
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The En Afek Nature Reserve preserves swampland and waterway sources the...

The En Afek Nature Reserve preserves swampland and waterway sources the majority of which have been lost in Israel. Along the swamp pathway in the Reserve, visitors "float" over a swamp surrounded by rich riverbank vegetation and colorful water birds. From the top of the ancient flour mill they can see views of the Akko valley, and in the Garden Shelter they can get an impression of rare plants from the coastal plain.

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A true Gem in the heart of Haifa's Metropolin

A small nature reserve near Qiryat Bialik, a city north of Haifa. Very calm and quiet. Unique wooden bridge to walk over the surface of the main big swamp. The children really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Micha E
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Qiryat Bialik, Israel
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Qiryat Bialik, Israel
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small nature reserve near Qiryat Bialik, a city north of Haifa. Very calm and quiet. Unique wooden bridge to walk over the surface of the main big swamp. The children really enjoyed this !! Nice view from the roof of the restored flour mill. Don't miss this !! You can have a picnic in the small grove or on... More 

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Qiryat Bialik, Israel
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

Very nice not so big national park, a chance to see some wild animals, bizons and small animals, walks over bridges, to get mud on you shoes, see fishes and birds, old mills, a really nice place, i live not far, about 20 minutes walk from this park, and i go there often with friends and family to connect to... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

A very unique place where you can have a walk and diacover fish, sea turtles, nice view and all of this just 5 minutes from the city. A bit hard with strollers, but possible. There is a circle path you can walk in which includes walking on a small bridge.

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Thank Smadar I
haifa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We visited 3 generations: my parents (over 70), myself and my children in their early twenties. all of us enjoyed the walk, water animals and flora. nice place for having picnicד, also nice panorama view form the top of the small fortress

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Or Yehuda, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We visited and enjoyed the Ein Afek (Afek Spring) Nature Reserve near Haifa. It is not as impressive as its “big sister” nature reserve – Emek HaHula – but for those who don’t want to travel the extra hour each way to and from Emek HaHula – this nature reserve is a satisfactory and pleasant alternative. The kids (of all... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Small nature park in the edge of the city. Take a short (2km max) walk around the park. Enjoy ponds and beautiful walking paths. With lavishing green around and many local wildlife.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

In a short drive from Haifa (~20-30 min.) you can have a very nice nature walk with lots of water life (fish & birds) and archaeological findings.

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Thank Ziv M
Jerusalem, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

There's is a walking path along the swaps that can be done in less than an hour. You'll see some greenery and an occasional bird. It's a nice place for a picnic, but don't bother if you're on a visit to Israel, there are much better spots.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

We were shuttled down. Then we climbed down hugging the wall. But to get to the water required a rock climb, too strenuous for the old folks, but which the young parents and children enjoyed, playing in the water, and waterfalls with tiny fish knibbling at their feet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place , sadly I know a lot of people who used to live there ...(you know the story ) by the way it's real name is "kordanah" which means a gold necklace or a treasure in Arabic , it was named by this name because it has lots of water and beautiful nature and to its people it was... More 

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