December 2nd 2010
The Biriya Forest is a historical landmark from the 1948 War of Independence and a location that holds religious significance. The Biriya Forest covers over five-thousand acres and houses over five-million trees, including Pine, Broadleaf, Terebinth, Judas, Cedar, and Birch, as well as fruit and nut trees. It is the perfect location for enjoying northern Israel and relaxing in the great outdoors. Visit the fort in the forest which represents the struggles of the early Jewish settlers to the land. In the fort is a small museum with displays on the historic struggle to remain in the land. There are also numerous lookouts throughout the forest that are great for hikes and picnics, including the Gever and Novoraya Springs. Throughout the forest are also ruins of an ancient synagogue and villages.