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“nice for a short walk and picnicing” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ein Hemed National Park

Ein Hemed National Park
Ranked #111 of 301 things to do in Jerusalem
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A pearl of nature in the center of the country. Among the winding bends of the road to Jerusalem, in an enchanting hidden corner, lies En Hemed National Park. Amid verdant expanses to refresh the soul, between the flowing waters of the Kesalon Stream, the channels and pools, and the shady paths, is a historical jewel – “Aqua Bella” (Beautiful Waters) - a well-preserved Crusader farm that tells the story of the place.
Tel Aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“nice for a short walk and picnicing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

An old crusaders fort, a stream, picnic tables, playground and an easy walking trail for families. Lovely for a short walk and half-day in nature.

Visited March 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice place for a family picnic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Tha parking is convenient, and there is a small stream in the park and some ruins for the children to have adventures. A bit dirty and sometimes crowded on weekends.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great place to visit almost all year long”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

a beautiful national park (yes there is an entrance fee), with picnic tables, a lovely stream, beautiful archeological site- a great place for a lovely, intimate stroll or a family picnic, even to toss around a frisbee with friends

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Jerusalem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a wonderful picnic spot, a great afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

this is a beautiful park just outside jerusalem, complete with picnic tables, a small stream running through it, archeological site, and plenty of space for kids to play and adults to rest, stroll or even play frisbee. there is an entrance fee since it is a national park. Please keep this place clean !!

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lovely park with great picnic facilities”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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