Carmel Forest (Near Haifa)
The Carmel Forest is located south and east of Haifa. You can access it from highway 2 and 4 from the west and 74 and 70 from the east and south. Roads 672 and 721 run through it and you can find many stopping points for picnics, hikes or just enjoy a fresh brewed cup of coffee and watch the day pass you by. There is also the Carmel Forest Animal Preserve, the "Hai Bar" in Hebrew, if you would like to see some of the wild animals they are attempting to re-introduce here. You can find some wonderful "kodak points" for photos here, be it the Med, Haifa Bay, or a look into Haifa itself We found this little Kiosk in the middle of the forest after taking a short road off the highway. A quiet and out of the way spot, it was pleasant stopping there for a cup of coffee on the cold, rainy and overcast day we were there. This is VERY unusual weather for here were it is usually very comfortable with a breeze off the ocean.