Netanya Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by orix
  • Nahal Alexandar Nature Preserve
    Nahal Alexandar Nature Preserve
    by Martin_S.
  • Nahal Alexandar Nature Preserve
    Nahal Alexandar Nature Preserve
    by Martin_S.

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    visit the old fig tree in Netanya

    by orix Written Dec 1, 2007

    This tree is estimated to be between 700 and 1400 years old. It stands near by where the village of Um Khaled used to be, present-day Netanya. The tree was painted in a book of Wilson who toured the land in 1880's and already in that painting it is looks huge. An Arab legend is saying that the village Um Khaled, was name after the mother of Khaled one of Mohamed's heroes, and that she used to sit under that tree and rule the area. The town of Netanya put a lot of effort into creating a nice garden around that tree. You are welcomed to sit and admire. Ask for direction towards "GAN HASHIKMA", on Mintz street.
    PS: the figs are edible.

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    Nahal Alexandar Nature Preserve

    by Martin_S. Written Dec 25, 2006
    Nahal Alexandar Nature Preserve
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    The Alexander River National Park (you can see more at the National Parks Authority Site:
    http://www.parks.org.il/ParksENG/company_card.php3?NewNameMade=45&from=116&CNumber=336072) Right in the middle of the country was a surprise for me. I had been told that they had giant turtles there, but I had never read about it in the land of Israel. Upon arriving there we walked along the riverbank and all of a sudden a large soft and pointed head poked up out of the water only a meter away from me...those giant turtles had just PROVED their existence. It is easy to get there, the reserve is just off the main Tel-Aviv to Haifa highway, #2 and it runs from the old #4 highway all the way to the ocean a few kilometers away. Well worth the visit.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Panoramic Views Of Netanya

    by edvin_br Written Oct 6, 2004
    View of Netanya from Havatzelet interchange

    Its not an easy thing to find a spot where you will have a good general view of Netanya. I cant belive that you will be allowed to enter one of the highrise buildings without a special permission.
    The best spot i found until now is at Havatzelet interchnge that is a few km. from Netanya and you can find there a really beautiful view of the city.

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    a nice drive

    by orke Written Apr 20, 2004

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    if you get to north of netanya (near my house) till u in avichail (its a small town next to netanya) u keep driving west till u get to a stop sign - make a right turn and keep on driving (ull pass blue bay hotel) and then ull see the sea on ur left -really amazing view - u can also park there and go down to the beach - its not really for a swim there (lot of cliffs and stones) but a great walk on the beach - at sunset its amazing there

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    Look for some small animals

    by edvin_br Written Apr 6, 2004
    A small chameleon betwwen the rocks

    If you are going for small trips in the nature then you can search for some small animals that are very commontry to catch them because then they will run away.
    Near Netanya you can find a lot of dunes and open spaces.

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    Tel-Hai Pedestrian Mall

    by edvin_br Written Apr 4, 2004
    The small street

    A charming small pedestrian mall, situated at a little turn from Hetzel str. there are botiques and cafes. There is always some shadow so you can sit down and relax a bit.
    The place is very colurful and decorated all the times in original ways.
    The city hall also situated there.

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    The Fountain...

    by edvin_br Written Apr 3, 2004
    The fountain in the middle

    This picture was taken from the Liberty Squar to the direction of Hertzel pedestrian mall. If you look in the middle of the pictureyou can see a fountain, its a huge one, very beautifuhen it works and it makes the area look in a great harmony. The problam is that it dosnt work already a few years now and nobody cares. The truth is that the last time that i remember it worked was when the cities football team went up from the second to the first league before a 4-5 years...

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    The Amphitheater

    by edvin_br Written Apr 3, 2004

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    Tow kids training in Being actros

    Netanya has a nice amphitheater. Its not a real old one i think but it looks great and situated on a central place. Once there were many shows there but today the municipality didnt give to this place too much attention and it pretty rare to see there a saw.
    I belive that if there were shows at the amphitheater it could have bring a lo of crowd because its location on Shaked promanade near the Liberty square.

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