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“Lovely park with great picnic facilities”

Ein Hemed National Park
Ranked #118 of 310 things to do in Jerusalem
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This lovely park, bisected by a clear stream and containing the ruins of an ancient Crusader castle, is a favorite spot for picnics.
Israel
Level 6 Contributor
42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lovely park with great picnic facilities”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is a lovely little park right off the highway near the entrance to Jerusalem/Motza/Abu Gosh. A spring-fed stream runs down the length of the park (well, at least it does in winter-time, I subtracted one star because the stream is almost dry at the end of the summer), and the beautiful banks of the stream are sprinkled generously with clean stone picnic tables, potable water taps, and wastepaper baskets. Barbeques are available in the first section of the park.

Fig, sycamore, oak, and other trees provide ample shade throughout, which is much appreciated in the sizzling summer months.

Children will have fun criss-crossing the stream via the various stone and wooden bridges and walkways. In the wintertime, when the spring has more water in it, you can sit on the low bridges and dangle your feet in the water, or wade along stone paths laid in the stream bed.

A Crusader-era farmhouse with animal pens and the remains of an ancient olive can be explored at the far end of the park. Sometimes a local resident from Abu Gosh offers brief camel rides to children for a small fee.

Overall, a nice place to spend a low-key afternoon away from it all, yet close to Jerusalem.

Visited October 2012
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Modiin, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A nice place to visit off the main road to Jerusalem”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

Ein Hemed is situated on your right hand side just off the road to Jerusalem.
It is a nice place where one can stop for couple of hours, rest a little, take a little walk among ancient trees, by the water of a spring that runs through place.
The place is full with figs, grenades and olive trees. It is highly recommended for few hours rest during the day or for having a picnic. Ideal for couples.

Visited May 2012
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