Whether visiting Lebanon during any of its 4 seasons, locals and nature lovers alike can have the most exciting time discovering the country’s many nature reserves, breathing fresh air, and connecting with nature.
Here are some of these Lebanese reserves that you should visit this season to immerse in their fall wonders:
Situated in the hills of Byblos, Northern Lebanon, the Bentael Nature Reserve is a stunning destination to visit this fall season. It is also Lebanon’s first nature reserve, displaying its rich woodland and agriculture since 1981.
This heavenly area in the Kesserwan District is a part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Located about 50km from Beirut, the reserve is rich in biodiversity, vibrant colors during the fall season, and a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean sea.
Located in Mount Lebanon, on the slopes of the Barouk and Niha mountains, Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve is one of the largest nature reserves in the Shouf area, one of the oldest forests in history, and home to 32 species of wild mammals, 9 of them considered rare.
Situated in the village of Jaj, 68 km Northern of Beirut, the JAJ Cedars Forest Natural Reserve contains more than 600 species of trees and plants, including 3 types of flowers and butterflies native to JAJ.
So if you are a sucker for nature, you must visit this nature reserve before the fall season ends!
The Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve protects within its borders a dense cedar forest, accounting for 80% of the reserve’s trees, which exceeds 2,500,000 trees, making it a mesmerizing destination this season!
Located in the Kesserwan District, a 5 minutes drive up from the Jounieh highway, the breathtaking Chnaniir Nature Reserve is a perfect destination to enjoy the surrounding landscapes, Pine and Oak trees, and stunning hiking trails.