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Scenic and Nature sites

One of the advantages of Netanya is its location close to nature reserves, parks and colonies with a beautiful pastoral landscape. A visit to these places can be a fascinating pastime for you and your family.

Nahal Alexander – National Park, sea turtles Park

A small jetty, adjacent to the stream, provides an opportunity to view the soft turtle – one of the most impressive natural attractions in Israel

Agamon Hefer (little lake Hefer)

In the heart of the fields of Emek Hefer, near the Alexander River, is Agamon Hefer – a sanctuary for birds and an attraction for nature lovers.

Lookout and Observation Stock Mishmar Hasharon and reservoirs Emek Hefer

The Vikar Observatory is a large shaded balcony that rises above the Mishmar Hasharon Reservoir, which is about 1 million cubic meters.

Botanical garden

A botanical garden covering about 50 dunams, with a demonstration of ornamental and cultural plants. (Location: near Ruppin College)

Beit HaRishonim

A stone house from the 19th Century where the first settlers of the area lived. It is located in 12-acre nature reserve near Havatzelet HaSharon.

The Turtle Bridge

From here one can watch the big sea turtles and later climb up an observation tower overlooking the Hefer valley and surrounding. Entrance is via the level crossing in Kefar Vitkin. [random id=7 max=20 ]

Kadima Forest

Located to the east of the Moshava Kadima, this wooded park offers facilities for leisure activities. Luscious purple irises and other plants bloom here in the winter.

Utopia Orchid Park and Kakun Park

This is one of the few parks in the world which combines orchids, carnivorous plants, birds, fish, water plants and other exotic tropical plants in a tropical rain forest environment. From there we can proceed to the old crusaders’ fortress situated at the Kakun ruins.

HaSharon Park

Alexander Creek –The park has oak, eucalyptus and carob trees, a lake, water fowl, and vast lush grounds. An information station is located near the National Garden’s entrance, and free tours are offered to visitors. The Hadera Creek, which underwent major rehabilitation, purification and development is now a flowering garden with numerous plants, hiking trails and seating areas. Entrance to the park is from the Hadera South train station through dirt roads.

Kadima Forest

Located to the east of the Moshava Kadima, this wooded park offers facilities for leisure activities. Luscious purple irises and other plants bloom here in the winter.

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