Unique Places in Central District

  • Sunset over the hills, Raanana
    Sunset over the hills, Raanana
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  • Phillipa amd the orange trees, Raanana
    Phillipa amd the orange trees, Raanana
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  • Alexander River National Park

    by oshatz Updated Nov 10, 2004

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    Alexander River is one of the only rivers in the shore area, in which waters flow yearlong. The river flows along a route about 44km long, until it reaches the Michmoret area.

    Alexander River is home to many animals, among them is a relativly large population of soft-shelled turtles. These turtles can be seen close to the "Turtle Bridge" in Kfar Vitkin.

    To get there, take the coastal highway (route 2) towards Haifa, and get off at the Beit-Yanay interchange. Turn left on the bridge, and right towards Mikmoret. After about 100 meters, you will pass a bridge over the river. You can then look for a dirt road on the right leading into the reservation.

    People wishing to get directly to the Turtle Bridge, should take the old Haifa - Tel-aviv highway (route 4) from Tel-aviv heading north, until the Hefer junction, where you turn left towards Kfar Vitkin. Drive 2 Kilometers, and before the railway turn right. Now drive until you reach the bridge.

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    • National/State Park
    • Birdwatching

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  • Taninim River Nature Reserve

    by oshatz Updated Oct 9, 2004

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    Taninim River Nature Reserve, which recently opened to the public, combines nature and history. Taninim River, which flows in the park, is named after the aligators ("taninim" in Hebrew) who used to live in the waters of the nearby Cabra swamp until the beginning of the 20th centaury. Do not worry - today none of them are left.

    The remains of a dam, which was built at the end of the Roman period or the beginning of the Byzantine period, was discovered in the Taninim River Nature Reserve. The dam created a large lake (the Cabara Swamp), from which water was drawn to Caesarea using an aqueduct. The lake enabled a number of mills to operate, and their remains may be seen today.

    To get there, Take Route 4 (the old Haifa - Tel-aviv road), Turn west towards Beit-Hanania, and continue with the signs.

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    • National/State Park
    • Archeology

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