The local council of Kfar Vradim came up with a charming idea: Wherever you walk in the village, you will come across short poems (or excerpts from poems) nicely printed on signposts along the streets. There is nothing like a touch of poetry to make your everyday walk more special and meaningful.
The photo shows an excerpt from Leah's Goldberg poem "White Days":
"Long, white days / like in summer the sun's rays. / Great tranquility of loneliness / on the vast river. / Windows wide open / to the light-blue of silence. / Tall straight bridges / Between yesterday and tomorrow"...
Of course, you need to be able to read Hebrew (or have a good translator) to enjoy this!
Norman is a resident of Kfar Vradim, who lovingly and painstakingly careved out a beautiful trail in the woods surrounding Kfar Vradim. It is 1.5km long, and if you want to really enjoy it take into consideration 1-1.5 hour.
The trails meanders uphill and downhill through the forest, and many unusual limestone rock formations are revealed as you go along. There are several "secret corners" which Norman named: "Bear's Cave" (don't expect to come across any bears, but use your imagination a little bit...), "Nostalgia Tree", etc.
I hiked on this trail with Angie, our friends' dog, who enjoyed it just as much as I did!
On top of the hill of Kfar Vradim, surounded by nature's serenity, there is an observation point with great views to the west and to the north.
Towards the west you can see the lower hills of the Western Galilee going down to the coastal plain and the Mediterranean coast. This is especially beautiful around sunset.
To the north you can see other mountains and villages of the Upper Galilee.
If you are artistically inclined you are in for a treat: a few easles have been erected here, at the most scenic points.
Kfar Vradim is nested among the forested mountains of the Upper Galilee. This is the perfect setting for mountain biking in Israel.
Bike trails have been laid out in the mountains around Kfar Vradim, and all the way along the western slopes of the Galilee mountains towards the coastal plain.
A map of the bike trails can be found near the entrance to Kfar Vradim (see photo). The trails are marked either with wooden pegs with an arrow pointing the way, or with a white-blue-white mark painted on rocks and trees.