Nature lovers, especially those who go for birds, should start out at the Hula Nature Reserve to enjoy the stroller and wheelchair-friendly trails and the visitor center’s multi-sensory presentations “Uforia”. The reserve is a world-class ornithology attraction during migration season (for updates, go to www.birds.org.il). Your next stop can be Banias, with hiking trails, a waterfall and remains of Herodian structures. The cashier will give you the English-language brochure and map and help you decide what traile to take. Then drive to the foothills of Mount Hermon and the medieval Nimrod’s Castle where lots of nooks and crannies are waiting to be explored, along with a breathtaking view from the stronghold tower.
For a less archeology and more action, spend the afternoon kayaking the Jordan River in season, or at the Manara Cliff, with its cable-car, zip line, rock-climbing wall, rappelling and mountain-slide coaster cars.