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Mt. Hermon

Mt. Hermon Review

The summit of Mt. Hermon—famous as Israel's highest mountain, at 9,230 feet above sea level—is actually in Syrian territory. Its lower slopes attract Israelis to the country's only ski resort. Summer is arguably the most interesting time on the Hermon, though: after the winter snows melt, hikers can discover chasms and hidden valleys here, the long-term result of extremes in temperature. A powerful array of colors and scents emerges from the earth as the summer sun draws out cockscomb, chamomile, and scores of other flowers and wild herbs. Approaching from Nimrod's Fortress, you'll pass Moshav Neve Ativ, designed to look like a little piece of the Alps in the Middle East, complete with A-frame chalet-style houses, a handful of which have guest rooms. A detour through the old Druze village of Majdal Shams offers a number of good eateries.

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  • Address: Kiryat Shmona
  • Location: Mt. Hermon
Updated: 05-16-2013

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