About 90,000 hikers hiked the nature reserves and national parks on Shabbat

Among the prominent sites were: the national parks Gan HaSlosha (Hashana), Achziv and the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, as well as the Masada and Yarkon National Parks and the Dor Bonim Nature Reserves

Today, Saturday, about 90 thousand travelers walked in the nature reserves and national parks. About 15,000 people sleep in the night parking lots of the Nature and Parks Authority on the weekend. Among the prominent sites on Shabbat were: the Garden of the Three (Hashana) National Park with about 2,800 travelers and the Achziv National Parks with about 2,000 travelers, and the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve with about 1,700 travelers. Masada and Yarkon National Parks and Dor Bonim Nature Reserves also stood out. About 15,000 nights were registered in the PA’s overnight parking lots over the weekend. Main parking lots: Mein Harod, Horesh Tal, Achziv, Ashkelon, Afek and Kochav Jordan.

Meanwhile, during the weekend, the hot air balloon festival was also held in Ma’ayan Harod National Park, with the participation of thousands of travelers, of which about 4500 travelers were also around the national park and enjoyed the display of hot air balloons and their flight and a host of fun evening activities. Another evening activity that took place was in the Star of the Jordan National Park, in which the visitors watched the stars and conducted night tours.

Balloon Festival in the Mein Harod National Park. Photo by Sarit Palaci, RTG

Source: IAS by www.ias.co.il.

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