A forest of ancient whispers

The Kula Forest offers visitors a plethora of activities, from wildlife viewing and hiking to exploring archeological sites.

By MEITAL SHARABI
March 30, 2017 11:25
4 minute read.
Kula Forest

Kula Forest. (photo credit: MEITAL SHARABI)

Between Shoham and Rosh Ha’ayin, there’s a road called Kvish Hamahtzevot (“Quarries Road”) that borders the impressive Kula Forest. Named after an ancient Crusader fortress that was built in the area, the Kula Forest was planted by the KKL-JNF and spreads out over 300 hectares. Hikers visit this forest all year long, but this time of year Kula is especially popular due to the beautiful spring blossoms that cover every open space.

Due to its strategic location between the mountains and the sea, this area was an important stopover for merchants in ancient times who were transporting goods between Egypt and Syria. Of course, there were no super highways in those days.

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