Summer is nearing (we hope) and I thought this would be a nice opportunity to mention one of my favorite day trips…or perhaps it’s my attempt to convince winter to go away already! Either way, make sure you put a day aside to visit the Hexagon pool (or Breichat HaMeshushim) in the lower Golan.
A fact maybe not widely known is that many of the mountain and rock formations in Israel are volcanic. The result is beautiful sites such as the Hexagon Pool which can be found in the Yehudiya Forest in northern Israel. The pool, at the bottom of a canyon, is named in reference to the shape of the hexagonal basalt pillars that make up its walls. This particular geological formation was created by the slow cooling of layers of lava floes over a long period of time.
The easiest way to get to the pool is through a small community called Had Ness just 30 minutes north of the Sea of Galilee. There is a 1km hike down to the pool and the water rarely reaches above 64* F/18* C. This may sound cold but on a scorching summer day in Israel, it’s heaven!
This is a wonderful site for the whole family to enjoy. The kids can enjoy a day of swimming while the adults can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. If you find yourself in the north and unsure of what to do, than visit the Hexagon pool!
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