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Jun 14, 2022, 1:29 PM
Explore Israel: Best summer hikes in the north
Water, water everywhere: A family-friendly guide to ambles and dips in Golan and Galilee terrains flush with rivers, streams, and springs
May 1, 2022, 5:01 PM
Seven quiet trails for Yom Ha’atzmaut
If you want to celebrate the birth of Israel out in nature, enjoying its beauty... and you also want to avoid the BBQing crowds, try one of these hikes
Apr 8, 2022, 2:58 PM
10 hikes for Pesach vacation in Israel: 2022
You know you want to get outside right now. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the spring air is beckoning. Right now, there may be nothing more appealing than the thought of heading out to one of Israel’s...
Feb 10, 2022, 6:21 PM
February Hike Tips: See the Flowers!
Growing up, February wasn’t a month I really associated with outdoor beauty. In the United States in February time, we were slogging our way through the thick of winter. Trees were bare and skies were grey. In February time,...
Nov 4, 2021, 3:40 PM
10 Jerusalem Hikes You Can Get to by Bus
Calling all bus riding Jerusalemites: Have you been craving some time in nature but feel like you’re stuck in the city? I’ve got good news for you. There are dozens of hiking trails around the Holy City which are...
Sep 14, 2021, 1:14 PM
10 Terrific Trails for Families – Sukkot 2021
Rosh Hashana has passed and Yom Kippur is on its way. You know what that means: Sukkot vacation is almost here! If you have kids at home, this holiday is a great time to discover the beauty of Israel’s great...
Aug 17, 2021, 12:31 AM
8 accessible nature walks everyone will love
When a hike is more challenge than you want to undertake, don't worry: you can experience the magic of the great outdoors on Israel's flatter, shorter trails
Jun 21, 2021, 1:52 PM
14 family friendly trails for summer in Israel
The midsummer Mediterranean sun can be brutal, so look for hikes with water, shade, or - ideally - both!
May 2, 2021, 12:22 PM
Top hikes in Israel for 4-generation families
One autumn afternoon years ago, we went on a memorable hike at our favorite trail in the Jerusalem area: Nahal Katlav. The scenery was the same as always – green mountains and thick trees – but something was very...
Apr 15, 2021, 10:18 AM
Celebration of a Nation
Last night I watched the fireworks. They burst into the night sky right after the 7th grade flag dance, which my youngest daughter was a part of. During the performance, she ran across the basketball court, her flag held...
Susannah Schild is the creator of Hiking the Holyland, Israel's premier English language hiking website. You can find more of her writing and join group hikes at hikingintheholyland.com